Teresa Francis, one of Westport Shipyard’s two interior designers, has recently received two awards at the Seattle Design Center’s 15th annual Northwest Design Awards gala. Ms. Francis took a first place award for a 130-foot superyacht Westport 130 as well as a second place award for a 112-foot motor yacht Westport 112. Both prizes were in the Exotic Retreats category.
According to a Seattle Design Center spokesman, the event recognizes projects in 14 categories by firms working in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Western Canada and Alaska. Through an anonymous process, a panel of West Coast industry experts evaluated the 120 entries on the basis of proportion, composition, use of space, materials and appropriateness of the design solution.
Westport Shipyard is an American-owned builder of high-quality composite yachts and military vessels with three shipyards in the state of Washington.
The company is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.