Team Members



David McCollough, CEO

David McCollough founded McCollough Yachts to bring a new level of client collaboration to the custom yacht design experience. Equally adept at understanding complex technical issues, and clearly communicating with clients, David possesses a unique set of skills. Central to David’s design approach is the formation of long term client relationships that are cultivated by constantly exceeding expectations.


Educated as a Mechanical Engineer at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, David’s 1st career was as a computer programmer for PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM. David then returned to school and studied Yacht Design at The Landing School in Kennebunkport, Maine.  Before launching McCollough Yachts, David gained design and engineering experience working for Kernan Yacht Design and Morrelli & Melvin.  David currently holds the position of a Measurement Committee member for the 36th America’s Cup.


You will often see David out on the race course gaining valuable experience. The next time you see David on the docks, or at the yacht club, please make sure you say hello.

Alex Donlan, Design Engineer


Alex Donlan holds the title of Design Engineer with McCollough Yachts. A native of Cape Cod, his formative years were spent on the water, fostering a passion for sailing. Alex began his studies in the shipping industry before following his passion for sailing yachts at The Landing School in Arundel, ME. He continued at Southampton Solent University in the UK where he graduated with a degree in Yacht and Powercraft Design.


Alex has held a multitude of professional design engineering positions, gaining experience ranging from classical wooden boat building to cutting edge aerospace and marine composites which have provided him the experience needed to be a successful, and high level contributor to McCollough Yachts.



Mikayla Fitzpatrick, Office Manager


Mikayla Fitzpatrick holds the title of Office Manager at McCollough Yachts.  As Office Manager, Mikayla handles all aspects of the business ensuring a successful workplace. With her strong communication, organizational skills, passion and drive, Mikayla has proven to be a key team player and an asset to McCollough Yachts.


Mikayla received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI. She has held several leadership positions in various business sectors and possesses a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Mikayla is a dedicated, hardworking, and energetic employee who places overall client satisfaction as her highest priority.