Brian has two years of interior design, space planning, and overall concept and design production experience. He has worked on commercial interiors, restaurants, retail space, exhibit design, and environmental graphics projects in Florida, Texas, New York, and Minnesota. Brian believes that successful designs arise from solid conceptual foundations and research. With diverse experience and skill sets, he is an asset to any project team. Brian received a Master of Interior Architecture and Product Design from Kansas State University.
Roland, born 1966 in Munich, grew up in Baden-Baden and has been an avid dinghy sailor since childhood – a passion he still enjoys to this day. He has raced and sailed a wide variety of inshore boats, including the Olympic Flying Dutchman or the exciting Libera-Class racers. He was also educated in banking management, before taking up studies of ship building and naval architecture at Hamburg University in 1990.
He then spent fascinating years in the United States, gaining valuable work experience with "Concordia Custom Yachts" in Massachusetts, where he was involved in projects such as the 108 foot Wally Yacht "Wallygator" 49 ft, carbon fibre racer "Blue Yankee" and the America's Cup yacht "America 3" by the all women team of Bill Koch. In 1998 he finished his studies with a diploma in naval architecture for the design of a 120-foot expedition yacht and joined NEWCRUISEfor more work experience. Roland Krueger is co-founder of the "Neubelt & Krueger Yacht Projekt GmbH" in the same year. Till today he has been a managing partner for the management.
Roland is managing senior partner with his focus on "Principal Project Development", on- site project build design supervision, company economics and runs the sales and marketing together with his partners. He is also one of the co- founders of the German Yachting Industry Pool, deutsche yachten.
Miranda graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from South Dakota State University. Since moving to Minneapolis, she received a Master of Architecture from the University of Minnesota. Miranda joined MSR in 2016 as a student intern and became a full-time employee in 2017. Born and raised in Minnesota, she loves everything that the state has to offer. Miranda’s work focuses on engaging the landscape to create comfortable and enjoyable spaces for all people. For her graduate thesis project, which won a Richard Morrill Master’s Final Project Award, she researched and studied multiple landscapes in northern Minnesota and designed structures that encourage observation of those landscapes. Miranda enjoys playing golf, cooking, watercolor painting, and gardening at the lake with family and friends.
FURNITURE DESIGN – SPECIAL TABLES; Custom furniture designs reflecting the philosophy of the interior architecture, Games tables & Make up tables
PRODUCT DESIGN – LIGHTING; Custom lighting designs reflecting the philosophy of the interior architecture, Chandelier & Table lamps & Reading lamps
Celia has been involved in office work since her early twenties. She manages MSR’s front desk, orients new employees, and handles the countless details that ensure the office runs smoothly. In addition to her front desk duties, Celia is the point person for employment inquiries and manages registrations and licensing for the firm and individual principals. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Minnesota. The arts, antiques, and architecture have held her interest for many years, and when not in the office, she manages her vintage home in Northeast Minneapolis.
NEWCRUISE - Yacht Projects & Design is one of the most internationally recognised German brands for super yacht design and projects.
We develop and deliver designs and concepts for large custom yachts, motor and sailing, that set new standards. Each of our designs reflects the owner's individuality - which is probably why we have meanwhile won several super yacht design awards, where the jury of experienced owners, yards and yacht- journalists often honours exactly this approach.
Our success is based on our innovation, an intimate knowledge of naval architecture, technical design as well as of yacht interiors and a professional approach to every detail. Together with our design and project team we will flesh out and finalise all plans through to the finest details. This is a safe guarantee for a truly professional attendance and realisation of each project.
This enables the owners working with us to feel entirely at ease and to create their yachts, embracing their personal project teams and our specialised services, with complete peace of mind. With this "plus" of design services we translate the input of the client into a unique concept of his yacht.
Inspiring and creative design consultancy meetings with NEWCRUISE partnership duo Roland Krüger and Katharina Raczek - who also manage all marketing with acquisition together - are the beginning of a professional project and planning process, which then continues as a constant dialogue and a very close and open co-operation between the owner and / or his representatives and us.
The process starts with first proposals of exterior styling, ideas of the basic general layout plan and with initial sketches of details. As the creative process unfolds these preliminary concepts will be discussed and analysed by Roland Krüger and Katharina Raczek, and the final yacht concept and exterior and interior design themes agreed upon before being further deeper developed and presented.
This process is of vital importance to achieve the best result of well-balanced exterior and interior solutions with regards to style and layout in all areas of the yacht and underlines the successful NEWCRUISE corporate philosophy.
Roland Krueger is responsible for the "Principal Project Development" and monitors all design and planning stages. He will be on site during the actual build to check on technical construction solutions. He not only runs the economics of the company but will develop the best solutions for technical equipment in a close dialogue with the yard, suppliers and sub-contractors.
Katharina Raczek is responsible for the "Principal Interior Design", developing the interior architecture and decorative styling of the yacht with individual creations of room concepts, furniture, upholstery and a light design that is in harmony with the architecture, styling and decoration.
The special talents and ideas of all three complement each other in an ideal way, which is especially evident in design-meetings with the owners, who will get the best possible result from these creative sessions as well as enjoying the design experience.
The complexity of a large yacht requires this unique service: Design is more than just a nice drawing or a colourful virtual computer animation.
Creating a large yacht can be a fantastic experience but only if all aspects of the design actually work together and fall into place seamlessly like a puzzle, not only in planning but also in practice and during the build. A luxury yacht is one of the most complex creations one can think of. Nobody can help the yard more in practically transforming our creativity and long-standing technical knowledge of yacht design and naval and interior architecture into reality than us, the designers!
Our services do not end with supplying the complete design and specifications. We will also manage and monitor the implementation of the styling and all the details, from the very first sketch to the keel-laying and finally the launching day.
The newcruise-factor comprises an active and independent design-management. It supports and enhances the task of the owner's project manager and team and ensures a smooth cooperation of all members of the project during the design and the build process. We and our specially selected team are your guarantee for a trouble-free and highly enjoyable process of creating your individually tailored yacht.
With the eyes of the designers, we will make sure that your yacht will be built in exactly the way in which we designed it - in your individual style but also undeniably recognisable as another unique NEWCRUISE-Yacht.
Sara received a Master of Architecture from the University of Minnesota. She and Katie Loecken collaborated on a graduate-level final project, which won the 2016 Richard Morrill Master’s Final Project Award. The project proposes a fixed solution and framework for fluctuating events on a decommissioned off-ramp in downtown Minneapolis. Rethinking the industrial zones of the highway by linking the experience of the pedestrian with the alluring rush of the highway remains an interest for Sara. She has collaborated on drawing sets, materials research, and firm graphic standards. In additional to her professional practice, Sara has taught courses as an adjunct instructor at the University of Minnesota College of Design.
Born 1977 in Hamburg, Germany. After school Katharina's focus was to establish herself in the world of interior design. She embarked on her career with varied and interesting work experiences, firstly in Oldenburg, at "Designers House" and then with the architect Katharina Berges. After this, she was invited to work at the renowned "Staats-Opera" in Munich where she stayed for seven months in the department for stage design. During this time she was part of the team that put "Il Nozze di Figaro" onto the stage, working under the famous stage designer Jürgen Rose. Finally, she gained six months work experience as a carpenter to better understand the practical nature of making interior design a reality, before taking up studies in interior architecture in Mainz, Germany.
During her studies she joined the French architecture studio BUFFI for 6 fascinating months of work experience as a trainee.
In 2002 she joined the NEWCRUISEteam and got the chance to be involved with the 26 metre custom motor yacht "True Austrian" of Bugari Yachts. At this time she also completed her final graduation thesis on a wellness and spa interior of a sophisticated 55 Meter 3 mast sailing schooner of the studio, which led to a permanent position of employment at NEWCRUISE.
2003 brought her first lead involvement in a NEWCRUISEproject with the interior design of the 67 metre motor yacht "Triple Seven" alongside Roland Krüger and later the successful 74 metre "Siren". In 2008, she was invited to become junior partner at NEWCRUISE, with the focus on "Principal Interior Design", and works together with her partners as well on the marketing and sales.