Outstanding submissions by Lorenzo Berselli, Timur Bozca, Jacob Edens, Ben Hills, Antonella Scarfiello and a team project from Işık Gören and Harun Kemali were chosen from an impressive number of entries received by students and trainee designers from around the globe.
Entrants were presented with a concept drawing for a 55-metre sailing yacht and challenged to expand it into a fully thought-out design including the deckhouse (or deckhouses) and a complete general arrangement plan for the cockpits and all enclosed spaces.
The panel of esteemed judges, comprised of designers and naval architects from some of the world’s leading yacht design studios, examined each entry in great detail. Submissions included sketches, exterior profiles, interior layouts and insight into the designers’ inspiration for their projects.
All six finalists will receive an all-expenses-paid visit to award sponsor Oceanco’s shipyard in the Netherlands. The coveted Neptune trophy, meanwhile, will be presented to the winner, together with a €5,000 cash prize at the ShowBoats Design Awards Prize Giving, held during the Superyacht Design Symposium in Kitzbühel, Austria on Monday 23 February.
There are a limited number of tickets remaining for the 2015 Symposium, which is set to welcome some of the biggest names in the industry for two days of lively presentation and debate complemented by a fun filled social programme in the idyllic surrounds of the Tyrol.