ABOUT De Villiers & Van Schaik - DVS Marine Design
De Villiers and Van Schaik Marine Design is the result of a collaboration between David de Villiers (de Villiers Design Ltd, Bay of Islands, New Zealand) and Pepijn van Schaik (Manta Marine Design, Netherlands). We are now both operating from the Bay of Islands location in New Zealand as Pepijn and family emigrated midway through 2016.
Overall David and Pepijn share a passion for sailing and a healthy respect for the ocean. We have wide marine design experience coupled with a practical knowledge of what works and what does not. Our default design philosophy would be “functional and efficient”. We pride ourselves in being able to offer practical and efficient solutions based on our wide experience. We will not waste your money on wacky ideas just to satisfy our own curiosity and egos.
We firmly believe that by working together we will be able to offer a more professional and more effective marine design service, not only here in NZ but also worldwide.