Roland König was born 1973 in Osnabrück.

He learned the craft of boat building in the Schleswig-Holstein based company Bootsbau Thomas Fuchs. The completion of the apprenticeship was followed by a Bachelor of Engineering in Yacht and Power Craft Design at the Southampton Institute.

After graduation, he worked with different designers and shipyards. This includes companies like the on classic motor boats specialized Dubai-based shipyard Autore Fzco and the Kiel-based shipyard HDW.

Here he collected a wide range of practical experience in the design, construction, and project management of boat and marine projects.

In 2010, with the design and construction of the Seagull 20 trimaran he founded the Hamburg based company Seagull Boatdesign.