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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.

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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

Abeking & Rasmussen launch KIBO superyacht (Project 6497)

March 13, 2014

The launch of the KIBO superyacht (Hull 6497) has been officially announced by Abeking & Rasmussen this morning. The photos below, supplied by the shipyard, show the imposing 81,8m mega yacht KIBO during daytime as well as beautifully lit by night.

Abeking & Rasmussen superyacht KIBO (Project 6497)

Abeking & Rasmussen superyacht KIBO (Project 6497)

Below is a statement from Abeking & Rasmussen on their latest launch:

“Abeking & Rasmussen are delighted to announce the launch of hull number 6497. The 81.8 m motor yacht, with exterior and interior design by multi-award winning Terence Disdale Design, was successfully launched to the water Sunday afternoon, on March 9th, 2014. The project, managed by Y.CO. , will be completed in June 2014, when the motor yacht will be delivered.”

Luxury Motor Yacht KIBO - Image courtesy of Abeking & Rasmussen

Luxury Motor Yacht KIBO - Image courtesy of Abeking & Rasmussen

There is no additional information available on the 82m KIBO yacht at this stage, however we hope to be able to provide you with more exciting news and photos in the future.

81.8m Abeking & Rasmussen Motor Yacht KIBO (Project 6497) launched

March 12, 2014

It has come to our attention that the 81.80m Abeking & Rasmussen motor yacht KIBO (Project 6497) has been launched. No official information about the launch of Superyacht project 6497 (expected to be called KIBO) is currently available, and only few details are known about this important vessel.

Abeking Rasmussen superyacht KIBO (Hull 6497)

Abeking Rasmussen superyacht KIBO (Hull 6497)

Luxury yacht KIBO is currently under construction in Germany at the Abeking & Rasmussen shipyard and represents the second largest yacht ever built at the yard. She closely follows the recently delivered super yacht SECRET. The yacht features naval architecture by Abeking and Rasmussen and was built with steel hull and an aluminium superstructure. KIBO yachts exterior and interior was designed by Terence Disdale Design. Delivery of this beautiful, almost 82m Abeking & Rasmussen Yacht is presumed to be scheduled for June, 2014.

Luxury Motor Yacht KIBO - Image courtesy of Abeking und Rasmussen

Luxury Motor Yacht KIBO - Image courtesy of Abeking und Rasmussen

Unforgettable ShowBoats Design Awards 2014 Ceremony at Swarowski Crystal Worlds in Austria

February 27, 2014

The winners of this year’s prestigious ShowBoats Design Awards were unveiled in the fabulous surrounds of Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, Austria yesterday evening. Eighteen coveted golden Neptune trophies were presented in front of a sell-out audience of superyacht owners, designers, as well as icons of industry from all over the world.

The evening's big winner - Palumbo 40s Hybrid Yacht - Image credit to Thierry Ameller

The evening's big winner - Palumbo 40s Hybrid Yacht - Image credit to Thierry Ameller

The evening’s big winners included Palumbo and the creative team behind the innovative Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m yacht, which picked up three awards for her fresh, elegant interior design, harmonious holistic design and environmental considerations. The judges felt that stylist Hydro Tec, interior designer Hot Lab Yacht & Design and the build team were firmly on the same page for this project and this was reflected in their decision to award multiple prizes to her talented creators.

In the Interior Design category, the 32.64m sailing yacht Inukshuk was deemed a runaway on visual appeal, functionality, use of space and innovative features. The passion of the method by which Adam Lay’s cerebral design approach met the owner’s brief — “with nature not with glamour” — was key to the win. In addition, the judges agreed that her exterior styling by Frers Naval Architecture and Engineering shows the seamlessness of the design vocabulary between naval architect and owner; resulting in a fast and safe family sailing yacht that offers exceptional comfort.

Baltic 107 Super Yacht INUKSHUK

Baltic 107 Super Yacht INUKSHUK

Andrew Winch and his design team were commended for their work on custom tenders to Feadship’s 99m mega yacht Madame Gu and 62m superyacht Sea Owl, resulting in a joint first-place and the studio receiving two neptunes for different tender projects.

62m Feadship superyacht Sea Owl - Photo credit to Kees Torn

62m Feadship superyacht Sea Owl - Photo credit to Kees Torn

The Young Designer of the Year Award, sponsored by Oceanco, once again produced a high standard of finalist entries from aspiring yacht designers all over the globe; many of whom were present at the gala evening. The winner, chosen by a panel of the industry’s leading yacht designers and naval architects, was judged to be Raphael Laloux for his project Symphony yacht. In the judges’ opinion, he created an elegant, well balanced vessel that entirely fulfilled design brief while introducing some novel ideas.

The final award presented was the Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Fincantieri Yachts, honouring yacht designer Terence Disdale who this year celebrates forty years in the superyacht industry. Guest presenter Tim Heywood described his designs as “distinctive, timelessly modern exteriors with rich, interiors that create a calming, stylish and welcoming ambience.”

Boat International Media take this opportunity to acknowledge all of the sponsors and partners of the 2014 ShowBoats Design Awards who have helped to make the event a resounding success.

Special thanks are extended to their gracious gala evening hosts and gold sponsor, Swarovski, and to silver sponsors Hodgdon Yachts and Blohm+Voss. Thank you to bronze sponsors Oceanco, who continue to support the Young Designer of the Year Award, and to RINA and Greenline Yacht Interiors. Their gratitude also goes to the new award sponsors for 2014; Boutsen Design, Fincantieri Yachts, JFA Yachts, Front Street Shipyard and to DKT Artworks who supplied the beautiful Judges’ Commendation prize.

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ShowBoats Design Awards 2014 Winners

February 25, 2014

The winners of the eagerly awaited ShowBoats Design Awards 2014 were unveiled during the Awards ceremony, which was held at the fabulous Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Kitzbühel, Austria, yesterday, on February 24.

ShowBoats Design Awards 2014 Winners

ShowBoats Design Awards 2014 Winners - Image credit to Boatinternational Media

ShowBoats Design Awards 2014 Winners:

Exterior Design and Styling Award – Sailing Yachts
Sponsored by Hodgdon Yachts

Winner: Inukshuk

Baltic 107 yacht INUKSHUK sailing

Baltic 107 yacht INUKSHUK sailing

Length: 32.64m
Builder: Baltic Yachts
Exterior Stylist: Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering

Exterior Design and Styling Award – Semi-Displacement Motor Yachts
Sponsored by DKT Artworks

Judges’ Commendation: Vellmari

Vellmari superyacht by Rossinavi - Copyright - Alberto Cocchi

Vellmari superyacht by Rossinavi - Copyright - Alberto Cocchi

Length: 48m
Builder: Rossinavi
Exterior Stylist: Team for Design by Enrico Gobbi

Winner: Cacos V

Cacos V Yacht - side view

Cacos V Yacht - side view

Length: 40m
Builder: AdmiralThe Italian Sea Group
Exterior Stylist: Luca Dini Design / Admiral – The Italian Sea Group

Exterior Design and Styling Award – Displacement Motor Yachts 30m – 59.99m

Joint winner: Apostrophe

40m Hakvoort superyacht Apostrophe (YN247)

40m Hakvoort superyacht Apostrophe (YN247)

Length: 39.7m
Builder: Hakvoort Shipyard
Exterior Stylist: Reymond Langton Design

Joint winner: CaryAli

39m explorer yacht CaryAli by Alloy Yachts

39m explorer yacht CaryAli by Alloy Yachts

Length: 39.16m
Builder: Alloy Yachts
Exterior Stylist: René van der Velden

Exterior Design and Styling Award – Displacement Motor Yachts 60m+
Sponsored by Blohm+Voss

Winner: Madame Gu

Feadship superyacht Madame Gu

Feadship superyacht Madame Gu

Length: 99m
Builder: Feadship
Exterior Stylist: Andrew Winch Designs

Interior Design Award – Sailing Yachts
Sponsored by Greenline Yacht Interiors

Winner: Inukshuk

Baltic Yachts INUKSHUK superyacht - Salon

Baltic Yachts INUKSHUK superyacht - Salon

Length: 32.64m
Builder: Baltic Yachts
Interior Designer: Adam Lay Studio

Interior Design Award – Semi-Displacement Motor Yachts
Sponsored by Boutsen Design

Winner: Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m

Columbus Sport 40m Yacht - Sky Lounge

Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m Yacht - Sky Lounge

Length: 40m
Builder: Palumbo
Interior Designer: Hot Lab Yacht & Design

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

Winner: I-Nova

Superyacht I-Nova - Upper Saloon Photo credit to AB Photodesign

Superyacht I-Nova - Upper Saloon Photo credit to AB Photodesign

Length: 50m
Builder: Cosmo Explorer
Interior Designer: Cristiano Gatto Design Team

Interior Design Award – Displacement Motor Yachts 60m+

Sponsored by Swarovski

Winner: Chopi Chopi

Mega yacht CHOPI CHOPI - Main Salon - Maurizio Paradisi

Mega yacht CHOPI CHOPI - Main Salon - Maurizio Paradisi

Length: 80m
Builder: CRN Shipyard
Interior Designer: Laura Sessa

Holistic Design Award – Motor Yacht
Sponsored by Swarovski

Winner: Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m

Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m Yacht

Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m Yacht

Length: 40m
Builder: Palumbo
Exterior Designer: Hydro Tec
Interior Designer: Hot Lab Yacht & Design

Holistic Design Award – Sailing Yacht
Sponsored by Swarovski

Winner: Seahawk

Superyacht Seahawk - Photo: Studio Borlenghi/Francesco Ferri

Superyacht Seahawk - Photo: Studio Borlenghi/Francesco Ferri

Length: 60m
Builder: Perini Navi
Exterior Designer: Perini Navi
Interior Designer: Christian Liagre

Naval Architecture Award – Sailing Yachts
Sponsored by Front Street Shipyard

Winner: Nomade IV

FC100 Yacht Nomade IV

FC100 Yacht Nomade IV

Length: 30.48m
Builder: Maxi-Dolphin
Naval Architect: Finot-Conq

Naval Architecture Award – Motor Yachts
Sponsored by JFA Yachts

Winner: Safira

39m Expedition yacht Safira

39m Expedition yacht Safira

Length: 39.9m
Builder: Newcastle Marine / Tyneside Yachts Ltd
Naval Architect: Sparkman & Stephens

Young Designer of the Year Award
Sponsored by Oceanco

Winner: Raphael Laloux for project Symphony

Luxury motor yacht Project Symphony by Raphael Laloux

Luxury motor yacht Project Symphony by Raphael Laloux

Environmental Protection Award
Sponsored by RINA

Winner: Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m

Length: 40m
Builder: Palumbo
Exterior Designer: Hydro Tec
Interior Designer: Hot Lab Yacht & Design

Tender Design Award

Joint winner: Open T/T Madame Gu

Builder: Compass Yachts
Designer: Andrew Winch Designs

Joint winner: Limo T/T Sea Owl

Builder: Hodgdon Yachts
Designer: Andrew Winch Designs

Lifetime Achievement Award
Sponsored by Fincantieri Yachts

Winner: Terence Disdale

Terence Disdale

Terence Disdale

As published by boatinternational.com