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A very successful Superyacht Design Symposium 2015

March 04, 2015

This year’s Superyacht Design Symposium started in spectacular style at the beautiful Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt, positioned at the foot of Kitzbühel’s slopes. The sell-out event, supported by gold sponsor Swarovski, played a host to an outstanding international list of delegates from both yachting as well as luxury design fields. The Alpine locale provided a fresh and innovative setting for discussing the future of superyacht design and demonstrated to be an amazing backdrop for the Symposium.

Terence Disdale shares the stage with Andrew Winch and Peder Eidsgaard on Day 1 of the Symposium

Terence Disdale shares the stage with Andrew Winch and Peder Eidsgaard on Day 1 of the Symposium

The event featured a selection of informative plenary sessions presented by an esteemed panel of experts including yacht owners and the industry’s most influential figures. Thought-provoking presentations covered topics such as “Craft and craftsmanship: the building blocks of luxury at sea” and “Audio visual – a sensory experience: What is round the corner?”, whilst further discussion went ‘off-piste’ in search of the definition of luxury in 2015. The large, open style symposium, expertly led by Chairman Nigel Campbell, prompted lively discussion within the forum.

After last year’s success, the technical workshops ran parallel to the panel discussions over both days of the Symposium. These smaller groups provided the opportunity to discuss more specific topics in focused and highly interactive sessions. Topics ranged from “Custom vs Platform vs Semi-custom: An owner’s choice” to “Glass as a construction material” and such was the popularity, a number of the workshops were reduced to standing room only. This exclusive platform for sharing knowledge and generating ideas also provided the opportunity to network at a selection of sensational social events. The Symposium kicked off with a Welcome Cocktail at the Kitzbühel Country Club for all delegates, speakers and sponsors. The exquisite location proved to be the perfect setting for everyone to relax after their journeys and to prepare for the days ahead.

Kitzbuhel Country Club

Kitzbuhel Country Club

The highlight of the programme was the eagerly anticipated ShowBoats Design Awards. The prize giving ceremony was also held at the Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt and was attended by an esteemed audience including owners, designers and the creative teams behind the finalist yachts in the hope of winning the most coveted trophy: a Neptune.

The evening’s big winner was 73m mega yacht Grace E, which scooped the Environmental Protection Award, as well as prizes for her Naval Architecture, Exterior Design & Styling and Interior Design – a fantastic achievement for Picchiotti Perini Navi Group and her designers Philippe Briand and Remi Tessier.

Feadship‘s 46.2m motor yacht Como picked up a trio of trophies for her Naval Architecture and Exterior Styling by Dubois Naval Architects and Interior Design by Redman Whiteley Dixon. Her thrilled owner Neville Crichton was present to collect the awards on stage along with his elated build and design team.

Bas Nederpelt of Feadship with sponsor Thierry Boutsen, the owner of Como Neville Crichton, Justin Redman of  Redman Whiteley Dixon and Ed Dubois

Bas Nederpelt of Feadship with sponsor Thierry Boutsen, the owner of Como Neville Crichton, Justin Redman of
Redman Whiteley Dixon and Ed Dubois

33m sailing yacht WinWin, styled by Javier Jaudenes with interior by Design Unlimited and the 48m Hoek-designed superyacht Wisp with interior styling by Rhoades Young both claimed trophies for Exterior and Interior Design in their sailing yacht categories.

Swarovski awarded a Judges’ Commendation for an Outstanding Feature to superyacht Graceful for her stunning indoor swimming pool, designed by H2 Yacht Design and Blohm+Voss.

The Young Designer of the Year was named as Timur Bozca, whose innovative design for a 55m sailing yacht secured him not only a Neptune but a cash prize of €5,000. In addition, the winner and five competition finalists will enjoy an all-expenses paid trip to the shipyard of Young Designer Of The Year Award Sponsor, Oceanco.

The winners of the Advanced Mens category take to the podium (left) and overall fastest competitor Lorenzo Argento (right)

The winners of the Advanced Mens category take to the podium (left) and overall fastest competitor Lorenzo Argento (right)

A standing ovation followed an emotional speech from Lorenzo Argento as he awarded his friend Luca Brenta the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the yachting industry, referencing iconic yacht designs such as sailing yacht Nariida (ex Wallygator), luxury yacht Ghost, superyacht Logica and the B Yacht series to name a few.

Day two brought the opportunity to get out on the slopes with delegates competing in the Blohm+Voss Ski Cup, presented by Foil. The 76 brave entries had the challenge of flat light and snowy conditions to overcome whilst trying to get the fastest carve down the mountain. The race was watched by those who took the (perhaps) sensible option of a steaming mug of gluwein and rang their cow bells as each participant cruised over the finish line. Competition was made even fiercer after it was announced that the fastest skier would not only win the Blohm+Voss Ski Cup but a custom made pair of Foil skis.

Yacht designer Lorenzo Argento finished with the fastest overall time for the second consecutive year and joined Giovanna Cabbia, the fastest female, on the winner’s podium. Patrick Coote, Sales and Marketing Director of Blohm+Voss, presented the cup to Mr. Argento. Andreas Pichler and Erik Sorensen from Foil then awarded Mr. Argento a handmade pair of Foil skis. The Après Ski Party officially began with the now traditional spraying of bubbles over the winners and crowd. Tim Heywood of Tim Heywood Designs said,What a great time was had by all – and what an enjoyable and informative Symposium and an entertaining ShowBoats Design Awards evening! You’ll have to go some to better that next year!”  Jane Winch, of Andrew Winch Design, added: “We are so inspired by your fabulous new magazine, both in content and appearance, your new team and your vision. A huge thank you for the enormous effort that you made, to make our weekend so interesting and full of laughter.”

Boat International Media would like to thank their sponsors for helping to make the seventh edition of the Superyacht Design Symposium a great success. Special thanks go to gold sponsor Swarovski, silver sponsor Blohm+Voss, event associates Rina, Clyde & Co, MTN, Boutsen Design, Videoworks, Esenyacht, Foglizzo, JFA Yachts, Front Street Shipyard, Oceanco and event partner Foil.

Video: 86m Feadship motor yacht ECSTASEA in 2004

February 12, 2015

Former superyacht of Roman Abramovich, luxury motor yacht ECSTASEA is an outstanding 86m (282’) vessel, launched by the premier Dutch shipyard Feadship in 2004. Mega yacht ECSTASEA boasts stylish and elegant interiors by Terence Disdale Design, comfortably sleeping up to 14 guests. Below is a video showing ECSTASEA in 2004, released by Wim Goddijn.

New 82m motor yacht DARTWO (hull 6498) launched by Abeking & Rasmussen

February 03, 2015

The premier German builder, Abeking & Rasmussen, has successfully launched the brand new 81,80-metre motor yacht DARTWO (hull 6498). Luxury mega yacht DARTWO has been entirely designed by bespoke Terence Disdale. Below is an image of her sister ship – superyacht Kibo. The official information and images of the latest Abeking & Rasmussen launch are still to be released by the shipyard.

A sister ship to superyacht DARTWO (Project 6498) - mega yacht KIBO (Project 6497)

A sister ship to super yacht DARTWO (Project 6498) - mega yacht KIBO (Project 6497)

Made of steel and aluminium, superyacht DARTWO has a gross tonnage of 2,300GRT, just like her sister ship and features naval architecture by Abeking & Rasmussen. She is expected to be handed over to her new Owner within a few weeks.

Below is a selection of the outstanding charter yachts built by Abeking & Rasmussen.

SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2015, June 23 – 25

January 20, 2015

This year’s SuperyachtDESIGN Week (SYDW), the go-to event for superyacht and design visionaries, will run from June 23 to 25. The annual three-day gathering will once again bring networking opportunities, intimate workshops, artisan showcases, as well as innovative speakers. This unique experience will allow different sectors of the industry to explore the world of design, exchange ideas and experience what the future of the superyacht market holds.


The 2014 edition of SYDW was the most successful to date with over 450 guests attending over the course of three days. The guest list included superyacht owners, captains, naval architects, shipyard representatives, interior designers, exterior stylists, material specialists, artisans and leading creative minds from outside the superyacht arena.

While the programme for 2015 is still being kept tightly under wraps by the Superyacht Events team, inspiring keynotes and interactive workshops will give guests access to some of the world’s most creative minds. Past speakers include Patrik Schumacher of Zaha Hadid, Andrew Bailey of McLaren, Hugo Nightingale of Jaguar, James O’Callaghan of Eckersley O’ Callaghan, Martin Francis of Francis Design and Terence Disdale of Terence Disdale Design. Stay tuned for further programme announcements in the coming weeks.

SuperyachtDesign Week

SuperyachtDESIGN Week

Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour will once again host SYDW—a visually stunning venue offering a dynamic platform for discussing the future of design.

SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2015 is proudly supported by Gold Sponsor, Blohm+Voss.

Superyacht Design Symposium 2015 to feature inspiring panel of expert speakers

December 18, 2014

The Superyacht Design Symposium will return to the Tyrolean Alps from February 22 to 24, 2015. The 7th edition of the event will host an amazing panel of expert speakers.


Yacht design legends Terence Disdale and Andrew Winch will once again take to the Symposium stage, alongside award-winning yacht stylists Espen Øino and Peder Eidsgaard to debate which should come first – exterior or interior design.

Remi Tessier will share his thoughts on where art and craftsmanship meet interior design, whilst Vienna Eleuteri, sustainability manager at Viareggio Superyachts and president of Eulabor Institute will lead discussions on responsible and sustainable yachting. She will be joined by the visionary yacht designer Philippe Briand who will share his experiences from a recent green sailing boat project. Celine Cousteau, daughter of Jacques Cousteau and leading marine environmentalist and film maker, will join them for this important panel discussion.

As well as welcoming a collection of the yacht industry’s most esteemed designers, we are delighted to present a number of expert speakers from the wider art and design world who will add fresh perspectives to a diverse range of design-focused topics.

Piero Lissoni | Director at Lissoni Associati

Piero Lissoni together with Nicoletta Canesi opened the Lissoni Associati studio in 1986 and a decade later, Graph.x was established – a company dedicated to the development of graphics projects. The studios work encompasses architecture, interiors, industrial design and graphics.

Piero Lissoni

Piero Lissoni

Among its clients the studio counts Alessi, Boffi, Cappellini, Cassina, Desalto, Fantini, Flos, Fritz Hansen, Glas, Kartell, Knoll, Lema, Living Divani, Lualdi, Matteograssi, Porro and Tecno.

Recent architectural projects include the Conservatorium Hotel (2011-2012) in Amsterdam; Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem (2009); Mitsui Garden Hotel in Tokyo (2005); the renovation of the historic Teatro Nazionale in Milan (2009), and an eight-storey Benetton Store in Istanbul (2009), with a number of worldwide projects in development including the Al Zorah Resort Hotel in the United Arab Emirates and a complex of condos and villas for The Ritz-Carlton Residences in Miami Beach.

James O’Callaghan | Director at Eckersley O’Callaghan

James and Brian Eckersley formed the structural design consultancy Eckersley O’Callaghan in 2004, a pioneering engineering practice that truly integrates architecture and engineering. The practice has offices in London, New York, Paris, and Shanghai and is active globally.

James O'Callaghan

James O'Callaghan

Acknowledged as an authority on the structural use of glass, O’Callaghan is best known for his highly innovative glass stairs, bridges, facades and other structural elements in Apple’s flagship retail stores around the world.

Increasingly yacht owners want to create a greater connection with the outdoors through large-format glazing or striking features such as canopies, stairs or swimming pools. O’Callaghan’s specialism in glass engineering and applications is sought after by some of the world’s top yacht designers and makers to develop more creative and intelligent glass solutions to a developing yacht design aesthetic.

Lady Tina Green | Superyacht owner & Co-founder of Green & Mingarelli Design

Lady Tina Green is married to the retail businessman, Sir Philip Green. Together they have owned a number of superyachts over the years.

Lady Tina Green

Lady Tina Green

As a young adult, Tina pursued a career in the diamond industry where she met her former late husband. Together they moved to South Africa where Tina opened her first fashion boutique in Johannesburg. After moving back to London, Tina married Sir Philip Green and successfully opened another fashion boutique in Sloane Street.

With the rapid growth and expansion of her husband’s department stores, Tina started designing the layouts, shopfits and interiors of the stores eventually designing full homeware stores for one of the department chains and thus began her career as a serious and recognized interior designer.

Fourteen years ago a project to build a 36m ISA yacht led her to meet Pietro Mingarelli, an established architect, designer and builder. It was at this point that their successful partnership was born and a collaboration of their vision and design has accumulated in the completion of yachts, apartments, houses and planes around the globe.

Adrian Sassoon | Art Director at Adrian Sassoon

Now an independent art dealer based in London, Adrian Sassoon has spent twenty years in the art world, having also worked at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Adrian Sassoon

Adrian Sassoon

Adrian focuses on the sale and promotion of two main categories: Sèvres porcelain (and other important antique continental porcelain) and leading contemporary decorative arts (studio ceramics, glass, metalwork and jewellery), as well as working as an art adviser. He has advised a number of superyacht owners with respect to the placing of artwork in their yachts.

Sassoon is also a trustee of the Wallace Collection, London, and of the Hermitage Foundation UK.

In addition to two days of inspiring presentation and debate, the Symposium programme also provides a host of social occasions and networking opportunities including an elegant cocktail reception hosted at the exclusive Kitzbühel Country Club, the exhilarating Blohm+Voss Ski Cup and the much-anticipated ShowBoats Design Awards Prize Giving and Celebration Party.

Photos of impressive 162m motor yacht ECLIPSE by Blohm & Voss in Bermuda

November 14, 2014

One of the world’s largest vessels, the impressive 162-metre motor yacht Eclipse was launched by the premier German shipyard Blohm & Voss in 2009. Designed by the French architect Hermidas Atabeyki, luxury mega yacht Eclipse boasts stylish interiors by Terence Disdale Design and Greenline Yacht Interiors. Among the special features of this outstanding vessel belongs a spacious open loggia, balconies for the guest suites, a futuristic inside submarine hangar, as well as a helicopter hangar. Below are the photos of the 162m Eclipse in Bermuda, taken by Andrew Paul Scaife.

162m mega yacht Eclipse by Blohm and Voss in Bermuda

162m mega yacht Eclipse by Blohm and Voss in Bermuda - Photo credit to Andrew Paul Scaife

Blohm & Voss super yacht Eclipse can accommodate an impressive number of 34 guests in utmost in luxury, providing them with 18 beautifully appointed cabins. These include a generous owner’s suite as well as 17 VIP suites.

Blohm and Voss super yacht Eclipse

Blohm and Voss super yacht Eclipse - Photo credit to Andrew Paul Scaife

Amongst a wide variety of amenities on board luxury yacht Eclipse belongs the three-man leisure submarine, a 16-metre swimming pool with an adjustable depth feature that permits it to be converted into a dance floor, an exterior fireplace, six yacht tenders, accommodation for three helicopters, and many others.

Luxury motor yacht Eclipse - aft view

Luxury motor yacht Eclipse - aft view - Photo credit to Andrew Paul Scaife

Below is a selection of the outstanding charter yachts built by Blohm & Voss.

Video: 115m Lurssen motor yacht PELORUS

September 23, 2014

Measuring impressive 115 meters in length over all, luxury motor yacht PELORUS represents one of the largest yachts in the world. Originally built by Lurssen in 2003, with last refit in 2007, mega yacht PELORUS has been superbly penned by Tim Heywood. Her striking interiors by Terence Disdale can comfortably sleep an amazing number of 22 guests, looked after by a numerous crew of 41 members. Below is a video showing this jewel of the sea, while cruising the waters of Germany’s Wesser river, published by ‘DiFooll’.

Andrew Weir Yacht Management contracted as sole provider of technical management services to motor yacht ECLIPSE

August 20, 2014

Andrew Weir Yacht Management, the world’s foremost yacht and superyacht management company, is thrilled to announce that they have been contracted as the sole provider of technical management services to the outstanding motor yacht Eclipse. Built by the premier German shipyard Blohm + Voss to a design by bespoke Terence Disdale in 2010, the 162,5m (533′) mega yacht Eclipse represents one of the largest luxury vessels in the world.

Luxury mega yacht Eclipse built by Blohm + Voss

Luxury mega yacht Eclipse built by Blohm + Voss

The technical management services to be provided to superyacht Eclipse by AWYM will include the provision of a full ISM system and related services including the appointment of a DPA and 24-hour emergency response.  Technical Services will include the implementation and approval of a new planned maintenance system and liaison between Flag State, Class and the yacht.

“Having thoroughly considered the yacht’s external technical management requirements and after detailed discussions we chose Andrew Weir Yacht Management on the basis of their large yacht experience, professionalism and attention to detail. The crew and I are very much looking forward to working with Andrew Weir Yacht Management,” commented the Captain of super yacht Eclipse.

“We are delighted to be handling the technical management of Eclipse and look forward to working with the owner’s representatives and the Captain, officers and crew”, said Steve Corkhill, Managing Director of AWYM.

A key factor with this technical management contract is that AWYM will work in partnership with the yacht’s onboard management team. “Every management contract is different, and in most cases, “top-down” management simply doesn’t work in the yachting industry. Our service to Eclipse will be as flexible as possible and management decisions will be taken in conjunction with the client’s representatives to ensure that the operation of the yacht is never compromised,” added Daniel Taylor, Business Development Manager of AWYM.

With the addition of luxury yacht Eclipse, Andrew Weir Yacht Management now provide services to a fleet in excess of 15 large private and charter yachts.

Videos of Abeking & Rasmussen mega yacht KIBO under sea trials

May 07, 2014

Launched by the prestigious German builder Abeking & Rasmussen on March 9, 2014, the all-new mega yacht KIBO (hull 6497) is a breath-taking 81,8-metre vessel, representing the second largest superyacht built by the yard to date, following the 82,47-metre luxury yacht SECRET (hull 6493). Entirely designed by acclaimed Terence Disdale Design, motor yacht KIBO is scheduled for delivery in June 2014. Below are the videos showing the striking KIBO undergoing sea trials in Germany‘s Wilhelmshaven, published on YouTube and created by DiFooll.

Photos of 76m Mega Yacht REBORN in Livorno, Italy

March 21, 2014

Nominated for the upcoming International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014, the 76m luxury mega yacht REBORN was spotted by Roberto Malfatti in the Port of Livorno, Italy. Mega yacht Reborn was built by AMELS in 1999 to a design by Terrence Disdale. Originally measuring 70,5m and called Bodicea,  the vessel received a complete refit in 2010 designed by Sterling/Scott and was also lengthened by 5,5 metres by naval architects McFarlane Ship Design. This sumptuous and incredibly spacious vessel is available for charter and boasts fantastic interior and exterior spaces.

76m Luxury Superyacht REBORN - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

76m Luxury Superyacht REBORN - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

The full-beam master suite offers 180-degree panoramic views, a private terrace, his and hers bathroom with a large shower and a spa pool bath respectively. There is also a lady’s dressing boudoir and an owner’s office. The VIP suite is located on the main deck, featuring a vast dressing area with California closets through which the bathroom with shower and a bath tub can be accessed. It also has large windows throughout, providing plenty of light and great views.

Luxury charter yacht REBORN - Photo by Robeto Malfatti

Luxury charter yacht REBORN - Photo by Robeto Malfatti

The lower deck of the REBORN yacht has additional five double and one twin cabin, offering versatile accommodation. All cabins are with en suite bathrooms and styled in neutral tones. There is an elevator accessing all decks.

76m REBORN Yacht by Amels - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

76m REBORN Yacht by Amels - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

One of the most interesting and surprising features of Reborn superyacht are her tropical and herb plants on her upper deck. This creative deck space typifies REBORN: Big, Bold, Inventive and Available for charter. A crew of around 25 professionals will make sure you are pampered and well taken care of. The yacht can cruise at a speed of approximately 14 knots.

Amels Mega Yacht Reborn - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Amels Mega Yacht Reborn - Photo by Roberto Malfatti