After the successful first edition, the Nautical Design Award has returned: on the 20th October a gala dinner has taken place at the hotel Gallery Seven Stars in Milan, where ten winners have received awards in their respective categories. Judged by an exceptional Jury, including such illustrious owners as Gabriele Galatieri di Genola, Lamberto Vallarino Gancia, Matteo Cordero di Montezemolo and Remo Ruffini as well as the president of ADI, Luisa Bochietto. From October 21st to 31st all the winning projects are exhibited at the heart of Milan, on the Piazzetta Croce Rossa, exhibited for the many fans and curious passers by who have a chance to admire the best that the nautical design has to offer.
Category: Motor Yacht Interior Design
Winner: 42M Vintage superyacht
Builder: Cantieri Navali Codecasa
After having visited motor yacht Vintage at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, the Jury have decided to include her not only in the ‘Yachts Over 40 metres’ category, but also in the ‘Interior Design’ category. General balance, cleanliness and simplicity of the yachts’ environment were the most important aspects taken into consideration by the Jury. Sophisticated and marine atmosphere has been created on board of the motor yacht Vintage, thanks to her unforced interior decor with functional division of spaces as well as the use of wood and light upholstery.
LOA 42.5 m, Beam 9m, Displacement 400t, Fuel 70.000 l, Engines 2x 1650 hp
Category: Motor Yacht up to 24 metres
Winner: yacht Prestige 500
Builder: Prestige – Jeanneau
Interior Design: Garroni Design
The Jury’s decision is mainly motivated by the high level of industrialisation achieved by the shipyard, which allows Prestige 500 motoryacht to reach an interesting quality and price balance. An award that goes equally to the product as well as the yard, which has been able to produce exclusive items designed with intelligence for the benefit of the consumer. She is a example of a successful design found rarely in this industry.
LOA 15.2 m, Beam 4.5m, Displacement 14.1 tonne, Fuel 1.300 l, Engines IPS 2x435hp
Category: Motor Yacht from 24 to 40 metres
Winner: Custom Line 124 yacht
Builder: Ferretti Custom Line
Ferretti Custom Line 124 superyacht is the largest planing vessel built by the shipyard, to date. Appreciated are the stylistic choices as well as the volume, which provides the yacht with a dynamic and aggressive look, more correspondent to a sport boat, rather than a traditional double deck motor yacht. At the same time, space distribution solutions have been applied to create large spaces, with attention to minimise the impact of the sea.
LOA 37.8m, Beam 7.35m, Displacement 166 tonne, Fuel 20.000 l, Engines 2 x 3.184 hp,
Category: Motor Yacht above 40m
Winner: motor yacht Nataly (ex Amnesia IV)
Builder: Benetti Yachts
Designer: Benetti / Redman Whiteley Dixon Ltd
Nataly has got the Jury’s attention thanks to her lines, with some military inspired characteristics, including her straight bow and the half decks that create a fundamentally contemporary product. Without any force, the shipyard has been able to modernise a sector usually static, by integrating its range in the not so easy economic situation we have today. A recognition of international competitiveness to the yard, for their capability to impose itself with personality in this crowded sector.
LOA 65m, Beam 11.75m, Displacement 224 tonne, Fuel 160.000 l, Engines E x 2.260 hp
Category: Sailing Yacht Interior Design
Winner: Sense 50
Interior Designer: Nauta Yachts
Shipyard and the designers have done an excellent job on creating a boat series with care worthy of higher class vessels, to generate a superior quality product accessible to all. The vessel features an innovative layout that allows for a great flow between the exterior and the interior spaces, found almost on the same level. This aspect is little developed on an industrial product. Unusual is also the cabin layout, with all cabins located at the bow.
LOA 14.98m, Beam 4.86m, Draft 2.10m, Displacement 15.29 tonne, Sail area 127 sq. m.
Category: Sailing Yacht up to 24m
Winner: Mylius 19 e95
Builder: Mylius Yachts
Designer: Alberto Simeone
The Jury’s decision is motivated by the overall quality of this project, 100% Italian (shipyard and the designer), based on great research of simple pure lines and details, balance of the spaces, ergonomics and the attention to performance. At the forefront is the construction of the all carbon hull. Resolved and very unique is the connection between the very versatile internal spaces: a sliding door unites the dinette and the owner’s stateroom creating an open space.
LOA: 19.95m, Beam 4.96m, Draft 3.95m, Displacement 18,6 tonnes, Sail area 250 sq. m.
Category: Sailing yacht over 24m
Winner: SW 94 Kiboko superyacht
Builder: Southern Wind
Designer: Reichel Pugh / Nauta Yachts
The Jury has awarded the overall outcome, well-balanced, both inside and outside. The products shows a very fine attention to detail indicating continued focus on design, which never expires in the pure exercise of style. The project represent an excellent concept of understanding and realisation of a yacht with the final purpose of true sailing; a result not always achieved by yachts similar to her size and to her level of finish.
LOA 28.64m, Beam 6.66m, Draft 4.50m, Displacement 50.5 tonnes, Sail area 476 sq. m.
Category: Low Environmental Impact Yacht
Winner: Magellano 50 yacht
Builder: Azimut Yachts
Designer: Cor D Rover
The award has been assigned for the vision of this project, that indicates an outlined direction to other competitors. The victory has not been assigned so much for the hybrid propulsion, on which the jury expressed some doubts, but for the use of recyclable materials used in construction. A yacht thought, designed and constructed to be recycled and at the same time with an attention dedicated to the finishes, including certified wood and natural fabrics.
LOA 15.64 m, Beam 4.65m, Displacement 25 tonnes, Fuel 3.000 l, Engines 2 x 425 hp
Category: Innovation Award
Winner: Sailing Yacht Zefira
Builder: Fitzroy Yachts
Designer: Ed Dubois
The Jury appreciated the concept of the design and construction: a yacht of large dimensions has been created, without a need to forcefully create a flybridge area for the wheelhouse. This measure, without detracting from the functionality, has resulted in very sleek lines that, together with the elegance and the high level of finish, determine the perception of the product’s excellence.
LAO 49.7 m, Beam 9.95m, Draft 4.9 m, Displacement 322 tonnes, Sail Area 3.000 sq. m.
Category: Technology and Accessories
Winner: Sumi-Gauze & Pile
Maker: Si noj
Type of product: Towels
Award has been assigned for the technical research into the products material, that combines a high level of technology and design, in one product made for every day use. The product is a towel, made form a textile, that combines cotton threads with rayon and extra fine carbon dust particles. The microscopic pores and the carbon surface allow for an absorption of odour molecules, making the product suitable for boats.
The textile composition is 86% cotton and 14% rayon. Use of fine carbon dust particles woven into the soft texture cotton. Available in many different sizes.