Leonardo da Costa Sayago came to the UK in the mid-1960’s to study Naval Architecture at Sunderland University. He specialised in Yacht Design working first for Campers & Nicholson, then Angus Primorose, then setting up his own Design Office.
Many thousands of Yachts and Powerboats being built to his designs, such as the Sailfish 18, OS 19, Sandpiper 565, Miss Enfield ,Crusader ,Sealord 15 & 25 ,Caravela 22 & 25 , in fact too many to mention.
From his Headquarters in Hamble he distributed yachts such as Beneteau, Feeling, GibSea, Sweden Yachts, Nauticat. He became a pilot in 1981 and also became involved with the marketing of Robin, Mooney and Maule aircraft.
In 1993 he retired to his home country, Portugal and managed to stay retired for a whole 2 weeks. Retirement was really not for him, so he started to look for a farm to create his old dreams of starting both a Pilots’ Village and an Aviation company to import some super small planes from Central Europe such as the Eurostar ,SportCruiser and the Eurofox.