Dan Leech is a naval architect graduate from the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology, and a qualified boat builder. He has worked as a naval architect for 14 years. He has been lucky to work under some of the best boat builders and designers in the world and has gained a high level of experience working on boats that range from high performance composite race yachts and power boats, to pleasure yachts and launches, to commercial aluminium work boats.
Dan has experience in computer 3D modelling, drawing, and creating detailed CNC cut files for over 350 boats that range in materials from composite, aluminium, steel and plywood. He believes having the practical experience of hands on boat building is a very good grounding for good design practice.
Sailing since 6 years old, he has won multiple national titles in high performance skiffs and is currently sailing a Mach 2 foiling international moth. He also enjoys cruising with his family on the L825 power cat Kokomo.