David Facente

David Facente

Hawthorne, NJ, US




Accomplished design and drafting professional experienced in highly customized product development. Comfortable with wide range of materials, machinery and equipment and specialized vendors. Well seasoned in working with design modifications sought by engineers, vendors or clients through all phases of design/build projects. Recognized for on-time completion, multi-tasking and project management abilities.



Sparkman & Stephens, Inc., Greenwich, CT, US, Yacht Designer

Teaming with naval architects design custom sailing and motor yachts. All projects include providing highly discriminating clients with full construction drawings, 3D models, renderings, and other material specifications as to equipment selected.

Recent Accomplishments:
152' Expedition Motor Yacht -- Developed anchoring arrangements in 3D, machinery space intakes and uptakes, and 3D tonnage model
129' Motor Yacht -- Created 2D interior joinery drawings, 2D Preliminary Navigation Mast Arrangement, 3D Navigation Masts model, and Tender Launching Geometry
68’ Powerboat -- Concept through final design, Interior Arrangements and Deck Plans.
48’ Sailboat -- Detail design work, development of 3D models, 3D interior renderings and 2D drawings including joinery, equipment location and installations.

Oct 2008 - Nov 2011

Freedom Yachts Inc., Middletown, RI, US, Design Engineer

Developed engineering designs for 32’ and 42’ Powerboats including machinery plans, 2D sections of joinery for construction, design of custom interior options and parts, specifications, and development of owner’s manuals.

Jan 2006 - Jan 2008


The Landing School of Boatbuilding and Design, Arudel, ME, Yacht Design

Yacht Design Program Certificate, courses included:
Computer Aided Design (AutoCAD), Rhino, Design (Interior and Exterior), Construction and Systems, Structural Mechanics/Strength of Materials, FastShip

Sep 2005 - Jun 2006

Areas of Specialization