Superyacht Design Summit 2012, which will be held at Chelsea Design Centre’s SPACE on the evening of Tuesday 13 March and will be attended by Superyacht designers: Andrew Winch, Terence Disdale as well as Tim Heywood, has now sold out. This is largely thanks to the calibre of speakers, which represent a veritable hall of fame of large yacht design.
Andrew Winch, Tim Heywood and Terence Disdale will join The Superycht Group’s chairman, Martin H Redmayne for two hours of debate and discussion. And it has now been confirmed that Dick Bannenberg will be one of the delegates in attendance, offering another exciting dimension to the interactive element of the event. Dick is the son of the late Jon Bannenberg, who presided over the fledgling careers of all three designers.
Having worked at Bannenberg’s studio, which was also famously know as “Chelsea University”, Andrew Winch has just celebrated 25 years in the business and has worked on vessels such as the 60m charter yacht Cloud 9, the 60m luxury yacht Slipstream and most recently the 65.5m megayacht Imagine.
Despite having had no formal training in the fields of interior and exterior yacht design, Terence Disdale continues to remain one of the most sought-after designers in the yachting industry, lending his name and talents to some of the world’s largest vessels such as the award-winning superyacht Sunrays, the 54m motor yacht Ariela and the 164m megayacht Eclipse.
Tim Heywood opened his own studio in 1996 after working with Jon Bannenberg for over 20 years. His designs include the 133m superyacht Al Mirqab, the 85.6m motor yacht Cakewalk and 115m luxury yacht Pelorus.