Marine News from the Great Lakes

Harley-Davidson Principal Stylist Ray Drea Creating Fine Art for Marine Enthusiasts


Published: Friday, November 1, 2019

Renowned designer Ray Drea, who for 27 years has helped lead the evolution of Harley-Davidson’s brand by designing motorcycles and progressing its iconography is bringing his talents to the boating industry. A multidisciplinary artist who works in a variety of mediums, he possesses an innate artistic genius which goes well beyond creating motorcycles. Ray is a gifted painter of portraits, vehicles, nature, architecture, and celebrity icons, from abstract to photo realistic. His art can be found in numerous public and private collections worldwide. His work is powerful and challenges ideals.

Ray Drea is expanding his universe of subjects by introducing his unique talents into the yachting world. His latest body of work is motivated by the fluidity of water. Ray has collaborated with renowned yacht designer Bill Prince, who’s design for a 130-foot motoryacht is the subject and inspiration for the artist, who has depicted two vibrant paintings of striking visual contrasts.

“The contemporary style and medium that I chose to paint this beautiful yacht evokes a spirited, visceral feeling that really connects with the soul much like the calming experience of living near water.


About Ray Drea

With over 40 years of experience creating art, 27 years specifically focused on Industrial design, Ray has a unique ability to focus on customer needs and then deliver beyond their expectations. Ray said, “although I am very comfortable creating fine art for my own pleasure, I find it even more rewarding to collaborate on art that respectfully presents a personal side of the owner in a commanding way. A thoughtful piece of art can set the tone and mood for the room, vessel, or home”.

About Bill Prince Yacht Design, Inc.

Bill Prince Yacht Design creates many of America’s finest yachts. Today six of the world’s most innovative and capable naval architects and engineers comprise the core of Bill Prince Yacht Design, Inc. Some have come from successful America’s Cup campaigns, others from internationally acclaimed design offices around the world. All are focused on one goal: passionately creating the finest modern yachts possible for each individual client.

Over the past 23 years Bill Prince has designed and engineered yachts for Brooklin Boat Yard, Hinckley, Huckins, Island Packet, Lazzara, Pursuit, Ted Hood, Tiara, Van Dam, Wheeler, Yellowfin and many other yacht builders, as well as private clients around the world.

The experienced team at Bill Prince Yacht Design has created everything from high-speed motor yachts to classic wooden cruisers to military patrol boats and the world’s largest all-electric yacht. Their collective attention to detail ensures a precision engineered and orchestrated construction of some of the finest yachts to grace the seas.

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