1 April 2015


First LYJPC Show to showcase superyacht industry in London

UK, London. The inaugeral London Yacht, Jet and Prestige Car Show will be taking place from 8 to 10 April, playing host to a wide array of the world's top yacht, jet and automotive names.

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Speaker Spotlight: Andrew Bailey

Following his keynote presentation entitled Supercars vs Superyachts, we speak to Andrew Bailey of McLaren about some of the points that were raised during the session at SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2014......

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Speaker Spotlight: James O'Callaghan, Guglielmo Carra and Jan Wurm

We speak to James O'Callaghan of Eckersley O'Calllaghan and Guglielmo Carra and Jan Wurm of Arup following the 'Pushing the Boundaries' breakout session at SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2014....

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Speaker Spotlight: Janine Schiele and Ernesto Ortiz Rincon

We speak to Janine Schiele and Ernesto Ortiz Rincon from the European Institute of Yacht Design following their keynote speech about the strategic value of yacht design during SuperyachDESIGN Week 2014....

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London Design Week 15

London Design Week 2015 returns with new collections, trends, discussions and installations at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.

Clerkenwell Design Week 2015

Clerkenwell Design Week returns for its sixth year with promising new designers, showrooms and installations.

Ideas galore at SuperyachtDESIGN Week Preview

Selected members of the design community gathered last night to celebrate the launch of the SuperyachtDESIGNERS portfolio and to discuss the upcoming SuperyachtDESIGN Week in June.

Experience 2014's Global Superyacht Forum

All the post event content from the 20th anniversary Global Superyacht Forum (GSF) 2014 is now LIVE and available online. 

SuperyachtDESIGN Week preview evening announced!

This exclusive evening is a unique opportunity to discuss SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2015 and the newly launched SuperyachtDESIGNERS portfolio.

SuperyachtDESIGN Week returns in 2015!

UK, London. Calling all creatives! SuperyachtDESIGN Week, the go-to event for superyacht and design visionaries, is returning this summer from 23 – 25 June 2015.

London Design Week 2015 preview

UK, London. A sneak peek at some of the trends and products that will be at London Design Week 2015 at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour (DCCH) next spring.… More

Innov*8 at the Global Superyacht Forum

Last month, the Global Superyacht Forum unveiled its newest addition to the programme: Innov*8. This sessions gives eight companies four minutes to present their innovative idea for the superyacht industry.… More

Global Superyacht Forum Speaker Spotlight: Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas, co-founder and Creative Director of Inaria, is participating in the BV80 Case Study keynote session at this year's Global Superyacht Forum… More

Creative director of Eidsgaard Design to speak at GSF

Ben Harrison, creative director of Eidsgaard Designs, is participating in the BV80 Case Study on day three of this year’s Global Superyacht Forum.… More

Why attend the Global Superyacht Forum: Designers

The programme for this year's Global Superyacht Forum strives to not just educate, but also inspires designers with key industry players and interactive experiences. … More

Attention all innovators!

We have developed a brand new session on day two of this year's Global Superyacht Forum designed to give the floor to eight very clever ideas or innovations. … More

Deconstructing Decorex

UK, London. SuperyachtDesign.com spoke to some of the exhibitors at Decorex International to gain insight on how this year's show compares to the 2013 edition of the interior design trade show… More

Weapon of Fast Destruction

MONACO. Angela Audretsch sits down with Ed Dubois at the Monaco Yacht Show for an exclusive interview to learn more about the first of his designs to ever be called a "beast".… More

Decorex 2014 celebrates the Georgians

UK, London. Today saw the start of Decorex International 2014 at Syon Park in West London. The interior design trade show has returned to grounds close to Syon House, as the organisers celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Georgi… More

Design focus: Focus/14

London's Design Centre Chelsea Harbour is gearing up for Focus/14, which will see a dynamic programme that will bring together creative minds from across the globe and over 99 showrooms to share ideas and launch new collection… More

Global input for your Global Superyacht Forum

With the 20th installment of GSF less than six months away, we want to challenge you to send us the biggest and most powerful names you've come across recently so we can get them on the main stage this 17-19 November in Amst… More

Jaguar's fearless design

Jaguar is now in its fourth year at Clerkenwell Design Week and this year sees it come and show off its new F-TYPE Coupé. We speak to Hugo Nightingale, senior designer at Jaguar’s Advanced Design Studio about what keeps… More

Walking with the designer in Milan

ITALY, Milan. The next issue of SuperyachtDesign, Q19, will deliver a fresh perspective, along with the latest news, on the 2014 Milan Furniture Fair, which came to an end on 13th April.… More

CDW 2014 programme

UK, London. Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) has revealed its programme for 2014, which will see it return with a new expanded structure for its fifth year from 20 to 22 May.… More

Breakout sessions announced for SYD Week 2014

There will be an impressive selection of breakout workshops to attend at the forthcoming SYD Week 2014, being held in London from 24-26 June this year.… More

London Design Week 14

It would be easy to assume events like LDW are more useful for designers of residential interiors, but as superyacht interiors become more like floating homes, LDW becomes increasingly relevant for our industry. We went alon… More

A celebration of British design

UK, London. Last week saw the launch of a new exhibition at Linley’s flagship showroom on Pimlico Road. The exclusive party, which took place on 26th February, set the tone for the exhibition with a number of high profile gu… More

The future of superstructures

THE NETHERLANDS, Amsterdam. During session eight of the Global Superyacht Forum 2013, Mitsu Edwards voiced her thoughts on the superstructures of the superyacht industry. Here we hear some of the points from the partner and projec… More

Fendi Casa presents new collections

FRANCE, Paris. Maison et Objet 2014 was a hub of activity with a number of new faces and returning exhibitors. SuperyachtDesign attended the famous trade fair to see what the world’s top design houses had to present.… More

Williams unveils its pink tender

UK, London. Williams Performance Tenders unveiled a special version of its Turbojet 325 at this year’s London Boat Show. The team at Williams is hopeful that its bespoke pink boat will raise significantly for Breast Cancer C… More

The Bangle angle

THE NETHERLANDS, Amsterdam. Following on from Philippe Starck’s amusing yet revealing keynote speech at the close of the 2012 Global Superyacht Forum, this year it was the turn of guest speaker Chris Bangle, who injected … More

The glass element

THE NETHERLANDS, Amsterdam. During the 2013 Global Superyacht Forum, distinguished glass experts: James O ‘Callaghan, Waguih Ishak and Jan Wurm delved into the world of glass and discussed its application in yacht desig… More

London Design Week '14 preview

UK, London. Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour hosted its preview of the spring/summer collections of its showrooms ahead of next March's London Design Week. SYD went along to sneak a peek at the upcoming trends… More

Decorex 2013

UK, London. This year saw Decorex International at its new location in Perks Field & The Orangery, Kensington Palace. Now in its 36th year, the exhibition offered a variety of seminars and a host of traditional and modern… More

SuperyachtDESIGN Week returns for 2014

Following the hugely successful inaugural SuperyachtDESIGN Week earlier this year, the dates have been finalised for 2014 returning to Design Centre Chelsea Harbour from 24-26 June. In these early stages, we're asking for al… More

GSF 2013 Speaker Spotlight: Chris Bangle

Chris Bangle recently spoke with SuperyachtDesign.com about his long and varied career in the design world. Bangle will be delivering the closing keynote presentation at the Global Superyacht Forum, being held in Amsterdam f… More

GSF 2013 Speaker Spotlight: Martin Francis

Martin Francis needs no introduction having worked in the industry for over 40 years, collaborating on a number of high profile yachts. The designer will be speaking at the upcoming Global Superyacht Forum on the latest in super… More

Cool Breeze at MYS

The Netherlands-based design studio Sinot has revealed its latest creation, the 137m Breeze at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show.… More

Sirena Marine presents new models at MYS

Part of the Kiraca group, Sirena Marine has unveiled two new models designed by German Frers, the Euphoria 68 and Euphoria 84 at the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show (MYS).… More

Barracuda presents its B165 at MYS

Spanish design studio Barracuda Yacht Design has presented its 50m motoryacht concept, the B165 at MYS.… More

Royal Huisman & Andrew Winch Designs present Dart 80 at MYS

The new 80m 'Dart' collaboration project between Royal Huisman & Andrew Winch Designs was revealed this morning in Monaco.… More

Gulf Craft reveal the interior of its Majesty 155 at MYS

Following its announcement of the 47m Majesty 155 at the Dubai International Boat Show earlier this year, Gulf Craft has revealed the interior design of its largest model at the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS).… More

Heirlooms to launch new collections at MYS

UK, Bognor Regis. Heirlooms has announced it will launch a new fast track service and its latest collections at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show. The news comes following significant growth of the bespoke linen manufacture… More

Focusing on design at Focus 2013

UK, London. Only a couple of days remain till the start of Focus/13 at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, which promises to inspire, inform and deliver some of the best design from around the world.… More

New venue for Decorex 2013

UK, London. Since celebrating its 35th anniversary last year, Decorex International is preparing to host this year's event at its new venue in Perks Field & The Orangery, Kensington Palace, London. The 2013 show promises a host… More

GSF 2013 Speaker Spotlight: James O'Callaghan

Glass expert on M/Y 'Venus', James O'Callaghan of Eckersley O'Callaghan speaks with SuperyachtDesign.com ahead of his appearance at the Global Superyacht Forum in Amsterdam (18-20 Nov).… More

GSF 2013 Speaker Spotlight: Ken Freivokh

SuperyachtDesign speaks with architect and designer Ken Freivokh of the namesake design firm ahead of his appearance at the Global Superyacht Forum (18-20 Nov).… More

GSF 2013 Speaker Spotlight: Jan Wurm

SuperyachtDesign speaks with Associate Director at Arup, Jan Wurm ahead of his appearance at the Global Superyacht Forum.… More

Designers play in Bolidt experience room

See Alex Hull, Tony Castro, Greg Marshall and Marnix Hoekstra play with colours during SuperyachtDESIGN Week...… More

Automotive alternative finishes are the future, say Hickling and Hoar

The first keynote from day two of SuperyachtDESIGN Week saw Awlgrip's Ken Hickling and Wild Group's Greg Hoar assess the potential for using alternative coating types to optimise the unique elements of a superyacht's design.… More

BRICs & Water - why yachting is yet to crack emerging markets

Designers Dimitris Hadjidimos and Bill Dixon joined Justin Ratcliffe on stage for a Q&A on the much-lauded 'emerging markets'. With these markets yet to show any real potential, they discussed what need to be done to make… More

SYD Week: Material advantages

Alternative materials must surpass traditional materials to guarantee uptake, say designers in the morning session of day two at SuperyachtDESIGN Week… More

SuperyachtDESIGN Week: Casting a YachtEye over AV/IT innovations

Stefan van Cleef of Oculus Technologies used an interactive AV/IT session to showcase his innovative YachtEye product.… More

SuperyachtDESIGN Week shines a spotlight on lighting possibilities

Industry innovators, Antonella Damiano and Sally Storey introduced delegates to a wealth of lighting possibilities, that didn't stop at conventional exterior solutions, but also went inside the vessel.… More

SYD Week: Luxury brand royalty imparts knowledge

Bentley's Peter Cullum-Kenyon was the centre of a brainstorming session offering a valuable insight into how the luxury brand utilises innovative materials successfully. This was followed by a further brainstorm session exam… More

Superyacht innovations put under the microscope

The first afternoon of SuperyachtDESIGN Week gave the audience the opportunity to scrutinise a series of innovations. The viability of AV and glass applications, and VriThink! were assessed.… More

Design is 'boring': SuperyachtDESIGN Week speaker lays down a challenge

From the perspective of speaker and architect, Rabih Hage, the interiors of yachts today are not matching the potential of their exciting exteriors.… More

Contractually designers are 'damned if they do and damned if they don't'

In an intimate 'legal' session John Leonida and Elena Cristofori brainstormed the contractual problems the assembled designers face protecting intellectual property.… More

SuperyachtDESIGN Week: Nurture a creative relationship with owners

Two Q&A sessions, featuring some of the world's most respected design minds, concluded that the processed can be greatly improved by nurturing the creative relationship with the client, and educating them on the wealth of… More

Inaugural SYDWeek opens its doors on 18 June

Although there have been design events in the past, none have brought together this many top designers, showrooms, powerful presentations and intimate discussions as the forthcoming SuperyachtDESIGN Week.… More

SYD Week Speaker Spotlight: Greg Hoar

Greg Hoar has been an avid sailor for many years and has a great passion for the superyacht industry. Here he discusses his most challenging project and shares his thoughts as to why events such as SuperyachtDESIGN Week ar… More

SYD Week Speaker Spotlight: Rob Doyle

Head designer at Ron Holland Design for 18 years, working on projects like Mirabella V, the world's largest sloop, and now at the helm of his own studio in Kinsale, Rob Doyle speaks to SYD ahead of SuperyachtDESIGN Week.… More

SYD Week Speaker Spotlight: Ken Freivokh

Designer of The Maltese Falcon and more recently of the 141m schooner Dream Symphony, the world's largest sailing yacht currently under construction, Ken Freivokh talks to SYD ahead of appearing at SuperyachtDESIGN Week...… More

Bentley, Porsche and Benetti added to SYD Week line-up

SuperyachtDESIGN Week, is under two weeks away and we can now reveal that Bentley, Benetti, Porsche and Royal Falcon Fleet with be a part of the programme.… More

SYD Week Speaker Spotlight: Evan K Marshall

Evan K Marshall, the man behind superyachts like Diamonds Are Forever, Opus II and Lady Linda, talks to SYD about his design philosophy and attracting new blood to the industry in the latest SYD Week Speaker Spotlight… More

SYD Week Speaker Spotlight: Jonny Horsfield

SYD caught up with Jonny Horsfield, founder and design director at H2 Yacht Design, ahead of June's SuperyachtDESIGN Week as a part of our series of Q&As with speakers of the event.… More

SYD Week Speaker Spotlight: Martin Francis

SYD talks to Martin Francis, the mind behind M/Y Enigma (ex. Eco) and technical expert on M/Y A, as a part of a our series of Q&As with the speakers of June's SuperyachtDESIGN Week.… More

The Cultural Divide of Design

At this year's SuperyachtDESIGN Week (18-20 June) a panel of design experts will discuss the growing trend of not only designing in far flung locations, but also the cultural differences rising among the new breed of owners.… More

SYD Week Speaker Spotlight: Marnix Hoekstra

We caught up with Marnix J Hoekstra of Vripack in the first in a series of Q&As with some of the speakers from June's upcoming SuperyachtDESIGN Week.… More

Clerkenwell Design Week 2013

With a higher concentration architects per square mile that anywhere else in the world, London’s Clerkenwell district is ideal for a three day celebration of design, architecture and creativity.… More

SuperyachtDESIGN Week programme revealed

The programme for SuperyachtDESIGN Week has been revealed and it reads as a who’s who of the most influential minds in the world of large yacht design.… More

Top Gear

In the latest issue of SuperyachtDesign, Q14, we invited a selection of studios to provide us with their all-time favourite automobile designs and the reasons for their choice. Here Luiz de Basto shares his thoughts on his dre… More

The SuperyachtDESIGN Week: new design thinking

UK, London. In collaboration with Design Centre Chelsea Harbour (DCCH), The Superyacht Group is pleased to announce the first weeklong design event focused on the design of superyachts called SuperyachtDESIGN Week.… More

Based Upon attends Design Days Dubai

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Dubai. With just a few days left till the start of the second Design Days Dubai event, English artisan studio Based Upon reveals what it will be presenting at the show.… More

Designing on ice

SWEDEN, Jukkasjärvi. As the snow around the South East of England starts to melt, the efforts and design achievement by London-based studio Andrew Winch Designs continues to inspire guests staying at the Swedish ICEHOTEL… More

London Design Week 2013 Preview...

SYD takes a look at what the showrooms of Design Centre Chelsea Harbour will be offering for spring/summer 2013 at the preview of London Design Week. Expect the bold, the bright and the beautiful… More

American Superyacht Forum - Call for Papers

In order to offer sessions with the issues most important to you, we're asking for your feedback for the forthcoming American Superyacht Forum in Vegas (14-16 May 2013).… More

Philippe Starck assesses the future at GSF 2012

The 2012 Global Superyacht Forum came to an end yesterday in a fitting manner with a closing assessment of ‘The Future’ from visionary designer Philippe Starck… More

Navigating Time

UK, London. At a press conference in The Saatchi Gallery, during the SalonQP exhibition, Alessandro Quintavalle, CEO of the famous British brand Thomas Mercer, unveiled the company’s latest creation, the Classis.… More

Pocket Spa to be displayed at GSF

With just days to go till the start of the 2012 Global Superyacht Forum, SYD can confirm that a built version of the winning design of the Awlgrip Future Interior Design challenge will be on display in the GSF forum lounge.… More

Philippe Starck to deliver closing Keynote speech at GSF

The iconic, world-renowned designer Philippe Starck has announced that he will take to the stage at the 2012 Global Superyacht Forum to share his unique perspectives and visions for the superyacht world.… More

Merc & SAM reveal new design

UK, London. At the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show, Silver Arrows Marine (SAM) revealed a new 14m concept in collaboration with the design team behind the successful German car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz.… More

Maja Vujec wins Awlgrip Future Interior Design Challenge

Judges for Akzo Nobel’s Awlgrip Future Interior Design Challenge have chosen young Croatian designer Maja Vujec as the winner of the competition at Monaco Yacht Show ceremony.… More

Triumphant arrival of Redman Whiteley Dixon Auto Tour 2012

The convoy of 17 vintage and modern supercars from the Redman Whiteley Dixon Auto Tour 2012 arrived to 200 spectators in Monaco after driving three days from Kent to Monte Carlo.… More

Two designers added to the SuperyachtDesign Summit panel

Dickie Bannenberg from Bannenberg & Rowell and Ben Harrison from Eidsgaard will join Hoekstra, Oeino and Pastrovich on stage on 25 September at DCCH… More

Fourth Annual LAPADA Art & Antique Fair

This week sees the fourth annual edition of one of the UK’s most important art and antiques fairs, the LAPADA Art & Antique Fair the perfect event for sourcing new art and antiques suitable for a superyacht.… More

Design Goes Zoom

Established in 2008 by superyacht design studio, Redman Whiteley Dixon, the RWD Tour provides superyacht designers, as well as other VIPS the ability to travel to the Monaco Yacht Show in style.… More

Cascading Blue

Silverlining has announced that it will reveal a new collection of wood colours, textures and finishes at Monaco Yacht Show 2012. The studio has incorporated the new colours into a stunning 1.7m high wood marquetry work of a… More

Decorex 2012

This year sees London's Decorex celebrates its 35th anniversary. SYD talks to a few of the exhibitors set to be at this year's event and asks what we can expect...… More

A Breath of Fresh Air

The design calendar is so full of design festivals with the same list of interior brands presenting their collections that it is difficult not to feel desensitised to the world of furniture and design at times. Enter Clerkenwe… More

Salone del Mobile 2012

Despite having celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, the world’s largest furniture show, Milan’s Salone del Mobile, showed no signs of slowing down this year. Here is a look at a couple of the products that caug… More

Material Wild

Developing new materials that have improved performance and functionality is a major focus of design innovation. London-based SCIN, the independent material gallery and library, is hosting a public exhibition called SCIN Goes Ma… More

Maison et Objet 2012

January’s Maison et Objet is the show to gauge the moods, trends and themes for the coming year. SYD went along to see what this year would hold for some of the world’s top design houses. We discovered that while man… More

Designers of the Year: M&O 2012

Every year Maison et Objet selects three designers and creative minds who have made a notable impact on the world of design and architecture. This year is show honoured the Campana brothers and Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka… More

Transversal Design

The theme of the eleventh edition of Designer’s Days in Paris was Conversations. Luxury carpet manufacturer Tai Ping used this theme as inspiration for an unusual temporary art installation in honour of the five-day des… More

Preview of Focus 11

While there are plenty of design events to keep us occupied at the moment, a little peak into the future can rarely be resisted, especially when it comes to a look at what we can expect at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour’… More

Coventry Crew at SYD Summit

At the SuperyachtDesign Summit last month, SYD caught up with Charlie Baker, John Everett, James Ratcliffe, Richard Drummond, Adrian Smith and Matt Jeffrey, all upcoming graduates in Boat Design from Coventry University, who… More

London Design Week: Trends

As one of the most creative and cosmopolitan cities in the world, London is a hot spot for international design, making London Design Week at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour a good place to start when searching for the latest interi… More

Regulating Design

A true gathering of industry veterans, experts and up-and-comers, the SuperyachtDesign Summit was held at Design Centre Cheslea Harbour in London last week and tackled the seemingly complicated subject of regulation...… More

Falling Light

For the third consecutive year, Swarovski Crystal Palace was a sponsor of Design Miami and exhibited the Falling Light installation in collaboration with London-based art and design talent, Troika...… More

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