The London Boat Show will be once again marked by the Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition, putting the invaluable design skill of hand-drawing under the spotlight. Eleven students from Universities across the UK will have a great opportunity to showcase their design ideas to industry representatives by creating their competing designs from scratch live at the Show.
On Thursday 15 January, three representatives from world-renowned British yacht design and naval architect companies – Peter Brown from Burgess, Bill Dixon from Dixon Yacht Design and Justin Olesinski from Olesinski – will be judging the hand drawings. The winner will receive a prestigious four week internship with Pendennis Shipyard.
Richard Selby, International Development Manager for British Marine and Superyacht UK, said: “Superyacht UK’s objectives are to actively promote the role of British excellence throughout the world, and to provide greater co-ordination for the industry while providing support to UK member companies. The Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition is an opportunity for young British Designers to be recognised by the industry and gain invaluable work experience and contacts.”
David Rowles, a third year student from Coventry University, was announced the winner in the inaugural Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition 2015. He later went on to be offered a position in the Pastrovich Studio in Monaco.