ABOUT + US
Situated in beautiful Cape Town, Ocean Renegade and its sister companies have been in the commercial marine industry since 2005 and in the yacht building industry since 2014. Our international commercial marine business has encompassed the operation of large bulk carriers, oil field support, dive support as well as rescue operations, and it is this large-scale project management experience that has infused into Ocean Renegade, our luxury yacht building enterprise.
Ocean Renegade enjoys strategic relationships with some of the best construction and equipment suppliers in the world and we have a dedicated group of professionals who oversee the design and construction of our yachts, some of whom gained their experience at some very well-known and respected yards around the world. Our staff, partners, and associates are all keen outdoorsy types from surfers to kiters, climbers to pilots so we are very much committed to exciting but sustainable products built in a low-impact manufacturing environment. To this end, most of our catamarans have been electric-driven hybrids and our new solar-powered factory runs off the grid. We believe we are the only catamaran manufacturer who can make either of these claims, let alone both.
We have been very fortunate in our personal capacities to have had the opportunity to own, live aboard and cross oceans with several different catamarans over the years. During all this time at sea, we became afflicted with an unquenchable desire to design, develop and build the ultimate cruising catamaran. Of course, the word ‘Ultimate’ means different things to different people and our take on it may be different to others, however, we are very confident that careful study and consideration of the R-Series and why we do things the way we do will earn us a nod from the true adventurers among us.
So please enjoy exploring the R-Series and our Design Philosophies and then get in touch with us so we can start building yours.
MEET THE TEAM
"Unity is strength... where there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved." - Mattie J.T. Stepnek
Our philosophy and style attract an experienced, enthusiastic and talented workforce, dedicated to producing the best quality performance catamarans.
Our team brings a vast and dynamic skillset, obtained through years of experience, with a drive for constant improvement.
Our embrace of technological advancements ensures that our team is always at the forefront of innovation. It's these "know-hows" and "what not to do's" that ensure that each Ocean Renegade is built with the care and consideration that every bespoke product demands.
Founder and CEO
As an avid surfer and diver, sailing was just a natural progression in my love for the water. Being involved in the entire build process fuels my passion for producing high-quality catamarans.
I transitioned full-time into the field eight years ago and since then completed the construction of several catamarans.
I started sailing at twelve years old and have been building catamarans for the last 30 years, constructing over forty vessels, the majority being catamarans.
I am very passionate about sailing and constructing high quality catamarans, using modern techniques and materials to produce light, efficient and strong products.
Sales and Procurement Manager
I started my early career in advertising, marketing and photography. My brother introduced me to the yachting industry, which I fell in love with and have been in for 25 years. I enjoy building bespoke , high performance catamarans and seeing these beautiful boats come to life.
See you on the water.
Lorna May Robinson
I have over nine years’ experience in the Automotive and Manufacturing Sectors, based primarily in Botswana and more recently in South Africa. In addition to accounting, I draw on three years’ experience in Automotive sales. Bringing a friendly and positive attitude to the workplace. In my free time, I like to bake, read and explore the many wild places in the Western Cape.
Using my 30 years of rich and varied experience within the industry, I set the example for others to follow. I'm proud of the high calibre and technical proficiency of the work we produce, getting jobs done, accurately and on time. I Appreciate the precision necessary to enhance customer satisfaction.