2012 ShowBoats Design Awards Winners

The winners of the 2012 ShowBoats Design Awards were announced in front of a ...

2012 ShowBoats Design Awards Winners

June 25, 2012

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The winners of the 2012 ShowBoats Design Awards were announced in front of a VIP audience of superyacht owners as well as the industry’s leading creative talents from all over the world on Friday 22 June at the Monaco Opera House.

2012 ShowBoats Design Awards

2012 ShowBoats Design Awards

Now in their third edition, the coveted golden Neptune awards have quickly become a symbol of pride and distinction for the industry’s design professionals. Twenty-one neptunes were awarded to the winners during a glittering gala evening hosted by broadcaster Annabel Croft.

Alloy Yachts’ 67.2m sailing yacht Vertigo was declared the evening’s big winner, with designers Philippe Briand and Christian Liaigre taking home three neptune awards for Exterior Design & Styling, Interior Layout and Best Recreational Space for Guest Use (for her novel midships lazarettes on the lower deck.)

David Ostrander of Iluminus Design Group was in attendance to collect the Newcomer of the Year Award, presented for the restyling of the interior of charter yacht SnowbirD. Peder Eidsgaard and the design team behind Feadship’s 77.7m motor yacht Tango received two awards for Exterior Design & Styling and for the design of T/T Tango, much admired by the judges for an appearance that subtly matched her mothership while boasting supreme comfort and first-class construction.

Musashi superyacht’s subtle blend of Japanese design with Bauhaus and American Art Deco influences saw Sinot Yacht Design triumph in the Interior Design 60m+ category, with Hemisphere and Hetairos taking joint honors in the sailing yacht classes.

Luxury Yacht MUSASHI by Feadship

Luxury Yacht MUSASHI by Feadship

The Young Designer of the Year Award once again attracted an extremely high standard of entries from aspiring yacht designers all over the globe. The winner, chosen by a panel of the industry’s leading creative talents, was judged to be Benjamin Julian Toth from Vienna for his project ReSeadence 50. Toth’s solution for converting a former 50m survey vessel into a yacht of ‘cutting edge design’ showed sympathy with the original vessel, but also incorporated novel design features within its avant-garde appearance.

THE FULL LIST OF 2012 WINNERS

Interior Design Award – Sailing Yachts

Joint Winner: Michael Leach Design for superyacht Hemisphere

Length: 145′  |  Builder: Pendennis |  Interior Designer: Michael Leach Design

Joint Winner: Rhoades Young Design for Hetairos yacht

Length: 218’ 10”  |  Builder: Baltic Yachts |  Interior Designer: Rhoades Young Design

Luxury superyacht HEMISPHERE Aft

Luxury superyacht HEMISPHERE Aft

Interior Design Award – Semi-Displacement & Planing Motor Yachts

Winner: Rémi Tessier for Satori

Length: 163’ 5”  |  Builder: Heesen Yachts |  Interior Designer: Rémi Tessier

Interior of the YN 15250 Motor Yacht Satori by Heesen Dining Room - Photo credit Dick Holthuis

Interior of the YN 15250 Motor Yacht Satori by Heesen Dining Room - Photo credit Dick Holthuis

Interior Design Award – Displacement Motor Yachts 30m – 59.99m

Winner: Tansu Yachts for Bartender

Length: 119’ 5” |  Builder: Tansu Yachts  |  Interior Designer: Tansu Yachts

Interior Design Award – Displacement Motor Yachts 60m+

Winner: Sinot Yacht Design for Musashi

Length: 288’ |  Builder: Feadship  |  Interior Designer: Sinot Yacht Design

Exterior Design and Styling Award – Sailing Yachts

Winner: Philippe Briand Yacht Design for Vertigo

Length: 220’ 6″ |  Builder: Alloy Yachts |  Exterior Stylist: Philippe Briand Yacht Design

Exterior Design and Styling Award – Semi-Displacement & Planing Motor Yachts

Winner: Espen Øino International for Shooting Star

Length: 124’ 8” |  Builder: Danish Yachts |  Exterior Stylist: Espen Øino International

Project 116 motor yacht Shooting Star a 38 metre AeroCruiser by Danish Yachts

Project 116 motor yacht Shooting Star a 38 metre AeroCruiser by Danish Yachts

Exterior Design and Styling Award – Displacement Motor Yachts 30m – 59.99m
Winner: Vitruvius for Galileo G

Length: 182’ 9” |  Builder: Picchiotti/Perini Navi |  Exterior Stylist: Vitruvius

55m Picchiotti Vitruvius series expedition yacht GALILEO G

55m Picchiotti Vitruvius series expedition yacht GALILEO G

Exterior Design and Styling Award – Displacement Motor Yachts 60m+

Winner: Eidsgaard Design for Tango

Length: 254’ 11” |  Builder: Feadship |  Exterior Stylist: Eidsgaard Design

Exterior detail of the Motor Yacht Tango - Image by Eidgaard Design

Exterior detail of the Motor Yacht Tango - Image by Eidgaard Design

Naval Architecture Award – Sailing Yachts

Winner: Tripp Design Naval Architecture for charter yacht Sarissa

Length: 139’ 9” |  Builder: Vitters Shipyard |  Naval Architect: Tripp Design Naval Architecture

Naval Architecture Award – Motor Yachts

Winner: Axis Group Yacht Design for Numptia

Length: 229’ 8” |  Builder: Rossi Navi |  Naval Architect: Axis Group Yacht Design

Rossinavi 70m NUMPTIA superyacht from above

Rossinavi 70m NUMPTIA superyacht from above

Interior Layout Award – Sailing Yachts

Joint Winner: Michael Leach Design for Hemisphere

Length: 145’ |  Builder: Pendennis  |  Interior Designer: Michael Leach Design

Joint Winner: Christian Liaigre Interior Design for Vertigo

Length: 220’ 6”|  Builder: Alloy Yachts  |  Interior Designer: Christian Liaigre Interior Design

Luxury catamaran yacht HEMISPHERE Master

Luxury catamaran yacht HEMISPHERE Master

Interior Layout Award – Motor Yachts

Winner: Art-Line Interior for charter yacht E&E

Length: 138’ 1” |  Builder: Cizgi Yacht |  Interior Designer: Art-Line Interior

Newcomer of the Year Award

Winner: Iluminus Yacht Design for restyling the interior of charter yacht SnowbirD

Young Designer of the Year Award

Winner: Benjamin Toth for ReSeadence 50

Tender Design Award

Winner: Eidsgaard Design for TT Tango

Builder: Compass Tenders  |  Designer: Eidsgaard Design

Recreational Space designed for Guest Use Award

Winner: Christian Liaigre Interior Design for the Midarettes on Vertigo

Length: 220’ 6” |  Builder: Alloy Yachts  |  Interior Designer: Christian Liaigre Interior Design | Area: Midarettes

67.2m sailing yacht Vertigo by Alloy Yachts

67.2m sailing yacht Vertigo by Alloy Yachts

Bespoke Furniture Award

Winner: Achille Salvagni for the main dining room table on Numptia

Length: 229’ 8” |  Builder: Rossi Navi  |  Furniture Designer: Achille Salvagni | Furniture: Main dining room table

Design and Technology Award

Winner: Baltic Yachts for Drive train system on Hetairos

67m Sailing yacht Hetairos launched by Baltic Yachts - Credit Baltic Yachts

67m Sailing yacht Hetairos launched by Baltic Yachts - Credit Baltic Yachts

Environmental Protection Award

Winner: Sanlorenzo for SL94

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