World Superyacht Awards 2010 YOUNG DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Winner: Mr Adam Voorhees
The Young Designer of the Year Award, organised in collaboration with the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), is a worldwide initiative launched to encourage new talent into the yacht design industry.
Sponsored by Camper & Nicholsons International, the Young Designer of the Year Award recognises the achievement of an outstanding young designer and the potential impact of their work on current or future superyacht design.
Via RINA’s extensive network of contacts including links with over 64 universities worldwide, students and recent post-graduates in courses related to yacht or small craft design were called upon to enter the competition; their challenge, to design a superyacht to meet with an owner’s specification. Marks were awarded for style and innovation of design and the vessel also needed to be technically feasible and seaworthy.
An expert judging panel, comprised of some of the superyacht industry’s leading superyacht designers, met at RINA’s Headquarters in London to access the merits of each entry and select the top five competition finalists and overall winner who will receive €5,000 prize money and the coveted Neptune trophy.
Adam Voorhees, a post-graduate from California, US, received the Young Designer of the Year Award 2010 for his impressive project, RA.
Trevor Blakeley, Chairman of the judges commented:
“The judges considered that RA was an imaginative design which fully met all aspects of the specification, and showed good consistency and proportion between internal and external aspects of the design. The judges felt that it was a very “user friendly” design that would appeal to both owner and charterer. The judges were particularly impressed by the designer���s clear understanding of the quality and enjoyment of life on the water – what yachting should be all about. ”
The Young Designer of the Year Award Judges 2010:
Adam Lay of Adam Lay Studio
Andrew Winch of Andrew Winch Designs
Dickie Bannenberg of Bannenberg & Rowell
Don Starkey of Donald Starkey Designs
Ed Dubois of Dubois NA
Jonathan Barnett of JQB Ltd
Jonathan Rhoades of Rhoades Young
Martin Francis of Francisdesign
Peder Eidsgaard of Eidsgaard Design
Rob Humphreys of Humphreys Yacht Design
Tim Heywood of Tim Heywood Design
Trevor Blakeley of RINA
Toby Walker of CNI
William Collier of G.L. Watson