30 March 2015


Lema launch new flagship

Luxury Italian furniture brand Lema has announced the launch of its new flagship store in London

A Grain of Rice

Two monumental cast bronze sculptures, created by London-based Based Upon, have been unveiled to the public in Hong Kong and London.

McMullen & Wing announce new design partnerships

McMullen & Wing has revealed a design partnership with H2 Yacht Design, Vripack and Gregory C Marshall Naval Architect.

Q22 out this week!

With a rich golden lattice cover image, the first issue of SuperyachtDesign 2015 arrives this week.

The Superyacht Intelligence Annual Report out soon!

UK, London. There are only a few weeks remaining until The Superyacht Intelligence Annual Report 2015 is out. This special issue is the result of a year long process of data analysis and research of the superyacht market.

Let the search begin

UK, London. SuperyachtDesign is proud to announce that the digital platform, which forms part of SuperyachtDESIGNERS, is live.

Gym Company Marine release CAD blocks

UK, Bath. Gym Company Marine has released CAD blocks to assist designers when forming the general arrangement for a new build or refit project.

Q21 & SuperyachtDESIGNERS out this week!

UK, London. As the end of the year rapidly approaches, we are pleased to present the first edition of SuperyachtDESIGNERS and the final edition of SuperyachtDesign for 2014, Q21.… More

Comfortable growth

UK, Plymouth. Working on three 40m projects, Princess Yachts portfolio above the 30m mark continues to grow, as the British shipyard gradually modifies its South Yard facility.… More

New headquarters for Sabrina Monte-Carlo

Luxury interior design studio Sabrina Monte-Carlo opens a new headquarters in Monaco.… More

Q21 sneak peek

Next month will see the release of SuperyachtDesign Q21, which provides the latest news, opinions and interviews from the world of yacht design.… More

SOLIDWORKS allows designers to focus on designing

London, UK. The latest version of the SOLIDWORKS 3D design software removes many of the geometric complications from the design process… More

Comanche hits the water

This week saw the launch of Hodgdon Yachts’ 30.5m pre-preg carbon fibre racing yacht Comanche, designed by VPLP Design together with Guillaume Verdier Design… More

Oceanair launch new designer collection

UK, Chichester. Oceanair, the marine blind specialist, has launched a new Designer Collection and a new Homeworks system called RadioRA2.… More

Linley introduce new 'strategic investors'

During the presentation of its Silhouette chair, Quantum screen and finish samples this week at MYS, furniture design and manufacturer Linley has announced the introduction of new "strategic investors".… 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

Gresham Yacht Design announces 87m contract

UK, Hampshire. Gresham Yacht Design has announced an 87m new build contract, to be built by Yachtley Shipyard in Izmut, Turkey.… More

Tai Ping to present new collection and carpet care program at MYS

MONACO. Custom carpet specialist Tai Ping offers a sneak peek at its latest Yacht Collection and reveals it will host a workshop as part of its new carpet care and refit program at the Monaco Yacht Show.… More

Textile wall coverings from Dedar

UK, London. Italian fabric specialist Dedar has announced a new collection of textile wall coverings and lightweight fabrics to be officially presented at its showroom in Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour next week.… More

Q20 out next week!

UK, London. We are proud to present the latest edition of SuperyachtDesign, Q20. The autumn edition focuses on the importance of sharing information and being open to new solutions from other sectors such as the automotive and com… More

Mood Board: Couture collection

UK, London. In SYD Q17 we presented a hand-embroidered fabric range called Couture by Fameed Khalique. It is one of many collections to come from the UK-based supplier, which has released additional fabrics as part of the collecti… More

An edgy and innovative weapon

Dubois Yachts have offered a tantalising preview to a newly signed 58m sloop that will be built at Royal Huisman for a client who wanted something really new.… More

The evolution of SuperyachtDesign

UK, London. The launch of the SuperyachtDesign brand in 2009, gave us the perfect foundation to deliver the best design related content to the market. Today sees the launch of a new annual supplement and search engine.… More

A room with a view

UK, London Bridge. Italian design studio FM – Architettura d’Interni has worked on a number of high profile projects on land and a handful on sea, with its latest project involving the design of the presidential suites… More

New Fort Lauderdale office for Esthec

US, Fort Lauderdale. This month, composite deck specialist Esthec has announced that it will open a new office in Fort Lauderdale, which will act as the new base for the brand in America.… More

Young designers tour Lurssen

For the third year running, Lürssen hosted seven young designers at its shipyard in northern Germany, with the aim of giving these creative minds an opportunity to discuss their designs with experienced experts.… More

Paszkowski reveals more about Tankoa S693

ITALY, Genoa. Francesco Paszkowski, who is responsible for the design of the recently resurrected Tankoa S693, speaks about re-embarking on the project, and the newly agreed upon interior… More

Q19 out next week!

UK, London. We are pleased to announce that SuperyachtDesign Q19 will be out next week. This issue is packed with the latest in advanced materials, innovative ideas, concepts and fresh creations from around the world.… More

Tai Ping prepares for tomorrow

CHINA, Shanghai. The next few years will see a number of developments at custom carpet specialist Tai Ping, as it strives to deliver a higher level of service to its clients. The first of these changes is the opening of a new flag… More

Danish Yachts unveil new designs and collaboration with Bradford Marine

Announced at the Palm Beach Boat Show, Danish Yachts has formalised its relationship with Bradford Marine to sell and service its high-tech yachts in the US.… More

Bootwerk Yacht Interiors opens new facility

THE NETHERLANDS, Woudsend. Bootwerk Yacht Interiors has opened its new office and workshop. The new site was developed to accommodate the growing size of superyacht projects.… More

Q18 out this week!

UK, London. SuperyachtDesign Q18 is the first issue of 2014 and our spring edition of the magazine, delivering the latest and greatest ideas and concepts from studios across the globe.… More

Spyker Cars unveils new B6 Venator model and interesting finance option

Victor Muller, CEO of Spyker Cars and owner of M/Y 'The Highlander' announced new financing options for clients looking to purchase the B6 Venator.… More

Hull and Parshina launch Hull Studio

UK, Shoreditch. Furniture designer Alex Hull and former head of product and brand development at Linley Polina Parshina have announced the launch of Hull Studio. The duo share 15 years of experience and are soon to be joined by Da… More

March & White launch superyacht design division

UK, London. Interior designer March & White has announced a new superyacht design division, which includes Wayne Parker as director of the new branch of the firm.… More

Big year for Bolidt

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Bolidt has hit the ground running already with a contract signed to supply its Bolideck Future Teak on the 64m Sea Axe 6711 Fast Yacht Support Vessel… More

Dreamers and boat lovers

The ultimate expression of personality and style, designing a custom superyacht is something some owners relish and some would rather leave to the experts. Issue 11 of The Superyacht Owner, out now, talks to several owners abo… 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

CdM announces the sale of its Darwin Class 96

ITALY, Ancona. Cantiere delle Marche has announced the sale of its 29.5m Darwin Class 96. Designed and engineered by Hydro Tec/Sergio Cutolo, the news comes three months after the sale of its 107 explorer vessel from the same rang… More

Esenyacht completes investment in worshop

TURKEY, Bodrum. Esenyacht has announced that the investment in its joinery and furniture division, which was designed to increase the shipyard’s capabilities and range of services, is now complete.… More

Awlgrip & Blohm+Voss confirmed as headline sponsors of SYD Week 2014!

We are thrilled to announce these two prestigious companies have confirmed as gold sponsors of SYD Week 2014.… More

A meeting of the minds

A select group of the industry's top designers convened in London today to discuss the elements driving innovation in anticipation of the next SuperyachtDESIGN Week, being held in London from 24-26 June.… More


UK, Shrewsbury. In SuperyachtDesign Q16, Andrew Trujillo Design presented a 65m motor-sailer concept called Serendipity. The studio has since unveiled a 25m sports motoryacht concept called Sabre, which is based on an existing… More

Christmas time at The Superyacht Group

In an effort to keep the cold out this winter, The Superyacht Group got their baubles, tinsel and embarrassing jumpers out to create an array of Christmas jumper masterpieces.… More

Thunderbird 2 is launched

TURKEY, Antalya. Brilliant Boats has completed the first of a projected pair of aluminium catamarans for an Australian client specifically designed to carry a mini sub.… More

Bringing the past into the future of superyachts

UK, Portsmouth. Using specialist conservation methods, recent industry entrant Onlyacht claims to be able to fortify antique pieces so that they can stand up to the rigours of maritime life.… More

Nakhimov announces order for a 40m

MONACO, Port Hercule. Nakhimov Yachts has revealed the signing for a new 40m hybrid at Admiral, which is expected to be delivered in December 2015. This is the fourth new build to be signed at the yard this year with a 45m, … More

Troy now due in 2014

TURKEY, Bodrum. Esenyacht has released new renders of its second superyacht project, codenamed 'Troy'. The 47m sloop has had its original 2013 delivery date revised and is now due for completion in late 2014.… More

Amels begins work on ninth concurrent project

THE NETHERLANDS, Vlissingen. Amels has secured a contact for a new build project, which has begun construction. The 74m Limited Editions 242 will be delivered to her owner in 2016.… More

Expanded format for Clerkenwell Design Week 2014

Having achieved record success last May, CDW has announced that it will return with a new structure for 2014, with four focused exhibitions that will be housed in Clerkenwell’s unique historic buildings.… More

Significant factory expansion for Oceanair

British manufacturer and supplier of marine blinds Oceanair has completed a large factory expansion in order to meet the demands of the projected superyacht and residential market growth for the coming year… More

Q17 out next week!

UK, London. We are pleased to announce that SuperyachtDesign Q17, the final issue of 2013, will be out next week! Our winter edition is set to inspire and challenge thinking with the lastest design ideas and concepts from around… More

Innovation, inspiration or reproduction?

Military design has long influenced yacht designers. However, the striking similarity between A and the new US Navy Zumwalt-class destroyer raises pertinent questions about the differences between innovation, inspiration and r… More

Back to the future

Between the original 23m Super Conero of the 1970s and 80m Chopi Chopi launched in 2013, there is half a century of CRN history. To celebrate the occasion, the shipyard has announced it is reintroducing the iconic Conero marqu… More

Picchio Boat

Picchio Boat is a new catamaran concept by designer Christian Grande, which is based on the marriage between the environment and the idea of a recreational island orientated around family and relaxation.… More

UK takes the lead in IP protection

The UK has continued in its steps to protect the intellectual property of those entities operating within the realms of its jurisdiction, as superyacht industry experts continue to warn designers to remain diligent.… More

Work continues on Dream Symphony

TURKEY, Marmaris. As the construction of Dream Ship Victory's 141m sailing yacht continues at its facilities in Turkey, Ken Freivokh Design has released a new image of the vessel at the yard along with a video of the project.… More

Blohm + Voss unveils Zaha Hadid concept

UK, London. Dr Herbert Aly offers insight into the decision to partner with world renowned architect and designer Zaha Hadid on the yard's first concept yacht.… More

ISA to build new Filante 42 unveiled at MYS

Camper & Nicholsons Yachts, the iconic English yard founded in 1782 and now part of Leonardo Ferragamo’s Nautor Holding, has announced the signing of an agreement with ISA YACHTS for the production of its Filante 42 su… More

Katharina Raczek opens own interiors studio

There have been additional developments at German design studio Newcruise in the last few months, as interior designer Katharina Raczek reveals how she has started her own interior design studio.… More


MONACO. During a press conference at the Monaco Yacht Show last week, Admiral Tecnomar revealed a concept for a 140m yacht in its E-Motion line.… 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 design studio to launch at MYS

UK, Romsey. Yacht designer Steve Gresham has announced plans to launch his own studio Gresham Yacht Design at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show.… More

SYD Week 2014 dates announced

SuperyachtDesign is excited to announce the dates of SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2014, which will run from 24th to 26th June at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour and will offer a programme packed full of engaging discussions, present… More

Setzer looks ahead to 2014

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, English Harbour. Setzer Yacht Architects has been developing a new range of designs for 2014 with the aim of breathing new life into older, long-standing yacht categories, such as those typically found in … More

Pendennis to unveil dozen new concepts at Monaco

UK, Cornwall. Twelve brand new concepts from British designers will be presented at Monaco for Pendennis' 25th anniversary. We preview two of the concepts exclusively.… More

MYS News: Zuccon follow J'Ade and Chopi Chopi to MYS

Designers of J'Ade and Chopi Chopi, Zuccon International Project, will attend MYS following a year that has seen the launch of Chopi Chopi and J'Ade and the addition of superyacht division, Zuccon Superyacht Design… More

Getting comfortable

THE NETHERLANDS, Amsterdam. Dutch design studio Van Geest Design has unveiled a furniture range consisting of pieces originally created to aid the illustration of exterior design concepts.… More

New designs for 50m Big Star (ex Star Fish)

NEW ZEALAND, Auckland. McMullen & Wing has released new renderings and layout options for the 50m steel expedition yacht Big Star (ex. Star Fish).… More

Pryde to present Illusion & Estatement at MYS

CHINA, Hong Kong. Pryde, formally known as CIMC Raffles Yacht, has announced it will present a model of its 88.8m Illusion and a new 115m concept called Estatement, designed by Sinot Yacht Design, at this year’s Monaco Yach… More

Q16 out this week!

UK, London. We are pleased to announce the arrival of our 2013 autumn issue of SuperyachtDesign, Q16. Our Monaco Yacht Show edition is full of the latest and greatest ideas and designs from around the world, including Dubois N… More

SAM and Mercedes-Benz Style finalise Grandturismo design

In September 2012, SuperyachtDesign reported on a concept from Silver Arrows Marine called Grandturismo, the final design of whichhas been signed iff by its design partner, Mercedes-Benz Style.… More

Nakhimov sign 55m order at Admiral Tecnomar

Nakhimov has announced that they have signed an order for the construction of a 55m hybrid superyacht, to be built at Admiral Tecnomar.… More

Creative collaboration: the key to progress

How superyacht design is moving and can move forward was at the crux of most of the sessions during SYD Week, but two of the final sessions of the event really highlighted the importance of collaboration in progress… 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

Baccarat crystal

FRANCE, Baccarat. Last week, SuperyachtDesign was invited to the head office and factory of internationally renowned crystal manufacturer, Baccarat. The French specialist is behind some of the most exquisite crystalware prod… More

Edmiston signs contract for new 57m

MONACO. Edmiston has announced its fourth contract with Feadship in four years, with construction in place for a new 57m.… More

Q15 out this week!

This week will see the release of the latest edition of SuperyachtDesign, Q15, featuring news and views from the world’s top design studios, as well as concepts, ideas and products from the world of large yacht design.… 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

DLBA launches new division & design

US, Virginia. Donald L. Blount and Associates has launched a new design division called Fathom Studio. Operating under the DLBA umbrella, the new department has revealed a 7.6m boat called Pandion 25, created in collaboratio… More

The silver touch

Guido Krass is the man behind a line of superyachts that have gone on to become an icon of design. Featured in the latest issue of The Superyacht Owner, he describes how he set up Hanseatic Marine in Australia to build the l… 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

Johnny Vickers appointed as director at RWD

ENGLAND, New Forest. Almost two months after naming Toby Ecuyer as partner, Redman Whiteley Dixon (RWD) has announced the appointment of Johnny Vickers as a director. Vickers, who started his career at RWD 12 years ago, retu… 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

Larger designs from Moonen

THE NETHERLANDS, s-Hertogenbosch. Moonen has revealed two new concepts, a 42m and a 49m, designed by René van der Velden. The new models add to the growing portfolio offered by the Dutsch shipyard since the completion of… More

RWD name Toby Ecuyer as partner

ENGLAND, New Forest. Design studio Redman Whiteley Dixon (RWD) have announced the appointment of Toby Ecuyer as partner.… More

Q14 out this week!

ENGLAND, London. Starting 2013 with a clear automotive theme, SuperyachtDesign Q14 offers the latest news, debates and concepts from design studios around the world.… More

The natural fit

CANADA, Vancouver. Working in collaboration with designer Ron Holland, Rayburn Yachts and Freedom Marine have revealed a new 33.5m project, which is based on an existing and proven hull platform by Rayburn Yachts.… More

Dreaming big

ENGLAND, London. Following the launch of Feadship’s 99m project Dream, the largest superyacht to be built in the Netherlands, SuperyachtDesign paid a visit to the studio behind its design, Andrew Winch Designs.… More

New renders for ER175

In April last year, SYD reported on a new 53m concept from designer Ivan Erdevicki and Icon Yachts. We can now reveal the finished renders from this futuristic looking superyacht concept.… More

Rubelli/Donghia add Charles lighting to London showroom

London's Rubelli / Donghia showroom added Parisian lighting brand Charles to its collections. Founded in 1908, Charles is one of the few remaining workshops to preserve the tradition of French metalworking.… More

Malcolm McKeon takes the helm of new design studio

ENGLAND, Lymington. In his first interview since departing Dubois Naval Architects, Malcolm McKeon discusses his vision for superyacht design, business and the future.… More

Zuccon launches new Zuccon Superyacht Design division

Design studio Zuccon International Project has revealed a new division called Zuccon Superyacht Design that will focus exclusively on the study and customisation of superyacht projects.… More

Novurania adds new tenders to range

US, Florida. Tender builder, Novurania has announced new models for 2013 following its acquisition of US-based tender manufacturer, Nautica International's assets.… 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

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