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28 October 2016


On board 'WinWin' with owner and designer

For the exterior design of his 33m racer cruiser, owner Kim Schindelhauer chose wild-card naval architect Javier Jaudenes for what was to be his first new-build superyacht project.  

New SuperyachtJobs, new opportunities

The industry's number one website for finding professionals to join your business or your yacht, SuperyachtJobs, has relaunched, and it's now even easier to find the perfect candidate.

Giving back

At the Superyacht Charities Ball 2016 it was announced that the group had officially become a charitable foundation.

Reflections on Zaha Hadid

We take a look at some of the key projects created by Dame Zaha Hadid, founder of Zaha Hadid Architects.

Design suffers double loss

European editor, Justin Ratcliffe reflects on the loss of two superyacht design pioneers, Pieter Beeldsnijder and Ed Dubois.

The complications of composite

The Next Generation Projects session at the Global Superyacht Forum focused on composite construction, citing its many benefits but also the obstacles it faces.

The rest, as they say, is history

Ed Dubois reflects on 40 years of superyacht design. speaks to Dubois about his education, experiences and path to superyachting success.

Classic Contemporary

British furniture and interior design luminary Tim Gosling will be launching his new book, 'Classic Contemporary: The DNA of Furniture Design', on November 2. received an exclusive preview of his latest work.… More

Jorg Beiderbek 1946-2015

On August 2 the superyachting community suffered a blow as reports surfaced of the sad passing of Jörg Beiderbeck… More


Sarah Ward from Posh Trading Company discusses the Curve dining set with… More

Zara Day

Saffron Interior Arts unveils its newest artisan. Zara Day uses a mixture of hand stitching and traditional and contemporary embroidery techniques to create bespoke items… More

The 'Star Maker'

Ottavio Fabbri has brought the night sky to superyachts the world over. Replicating cosmic landscapes on walls and ceilings, Fabbri's vivid interpretations are breathtaking… More

French designer joins Superyacht UK

Acclaimed designer Philippe Briand has joined Superyacht UK as a member to access what he identifies as the world's leading superyacht design hub.… More

Fiona Barratt Interiors announces new flagship

Fiona Barratt Interiors has announced the launch of a new flagship store in London for FBC London and a luxury interior design studio… More

Chris Bangle to design for Sanlorenzo

Chris Bangle, former head of design at BMW, has signed a ten year contract with Sanlorenzo… More

Seduced by So'Mar

The 37.9m So'Mar, launched earlier this year by Tansu Yachts, is a yacht that breaks quite a few superyacht moulds. Her unusual design caught the attention of Mehmet Asatekin, professor and head of Industrial Design when Tansu… 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

Seeking simplicity

While media attention may often centre on the largest yachts, US designer Nick Boksa of Boksa Marine Design is enticing new owners with a new 38m concept series that offers a simplified experience, matching the expectations of a g… More

Oceanair appoints new product manager

UK, Chichester. Oceanair, a manufacturer of marine blinds, shades and soft furnishings, has announced that Alberto Busà will fulfill the role of product manager at Osculati, Oceanair’s Italian distributors.… More

Nature vs nurture

Is the design community doing all it can to embrace and prepare the next generation of yacht designers? We speak to three experienced designers about the topic, and discover what is needed to help new aspiring graduates into the i… More

Pushing the boundaries

Oceanco is the name behind an impressive list of superyacht builds over the last year, and it doesn’t look like it’ll be resting on its laurels any time soon. We visited last week and caught up with head of design Dirk… More

Rapid Fire with Richard Lambert

UK, Plymouth. Following the launch of Princess’ third 40m hull and with construction underway on a new semi-custom 35m expected in 2015, adding to its range of M-Class cruising yachts, we met with director Richard Lambe… 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

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

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

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

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

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

Domus: Crowning Glory

Founded in 2002 Earlcrown is a luxury project management and design house that works on some of the world’s most exclusive private residences. Having worked on many high-profile properties as well as  the interiors of… More

Artisan: A Fair Game

First introduced to the game of backgammon by her Egyptian step grandfather, Alexandra Llewellyn started to design bespoke backgammon boards. SYD spoke to her about her work, inspiration and what makes custom pieces like this so… 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

Setzer Yacht Architects opens Antigua studio

ANTIGUA, Falmouth Harbour. The influence of the new scenic setting as well as being up close to the many yachts in Antigua's harbour has already benefited the team.… More

The Superyacht Annual Report published

The most comprehensive analysis of the superyacht market, including design trends, global wealth and country reports, is out now.… More

Ceramic Collaboration

Earlier this year, iconic German brand Villeroy & Boch teamed up with typographic artist Ebon Heath to create 100 limited edition luxury wash basins. SYD caught up with Heath to ask him a little about the project and his design… More

Q&A with John Munford

John Munford started his career in 1966 and entered the yacht industry after a chance meeting with John White, the then managing director of CNI, inspiring a direction for life. SYD went to visit the designer at his studio to… More

Interior designer, Alberto Pinto, dies aged 69

Internationally renowned designer Alberto Pinto passed away late on Sunday night, after a 42-year-long career working on some of the world's top luxury residences, palaces, private jets and superyachts.… More

Beautiful Bocci

Canada is not a country traditionally associated with glass blowing but Vancouver-based Bocci has been building a reputation for its striking hand-blown glass lighting since 2006. SYD spoke to creative director Omer Arbel about th… 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

Compromising for Charter

A successful charter yacht can turn an owner’s lifestyle investment into a way to generate revenue when the yacht is not being used. SYD talks to designers about how a charter viable yacht can be achieved.… More

Code 1 Art

Magne Furuholmen started his career with the famous 1980s pop group A-ha as the band’s keyboard player and art director. Having created various works over the years, the 1,787sqm Code 1 sail for 66m sloop Aglaia was his… More

Artisan: Sophie Coryndon

One of Walpole's 12 Makers of Excellence this year is Sophie Coryndon, a British artist whose handmade pieces use a variety of precious materials and delicate techniques to create beautiful, intricately worked surfaces. SYD catche… More

An Evolution of Style

Davidson is a company that has gone through an evolution over the years. The modern, impeccably finished pieces that grace superyachts and the most exclusive private residences today belie the fact that the business has its roots … More

Q&A with Polina Parshina

In February of this year, Polina Parshina joined luxury furniture manufacturer Linley, which is under the direction of its new CEO, Jamie Edmiston. At the launch of Linley's new Riviera Collection, SuperyachtDesign met w… More

Seeing the Light

Founded 18 years ago by Israeli husband and wife team Ayala Serfaty and Albi Serfaty, Aqua Creations Lighting & Furniture Atelier has pioneered the use of handcrafting techniques and advanced lighting technology to cr… More

Q&A with Guido de Groot

With the delivery of Timmerman Yachts' La Stella Dei Mari at the beginning of 2011, SuperyachtDesign caught up with Guido de Groot of Guido de Groot Design to hear about the project and the studio's ongoing collaboration w… More

Medical precision in works of art

It is not that uncommon to meet designers who started their career in another industry, especially the automotive sector, before entering the superyacht market. Could the same be true of artists? For Fiona Haines, this is ve… 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

The Music of Design

One of Bespoke Global's latest artists, Paul Kelley is a leading UK furniture designer, having gained a reputation for his distinctive material combinations and detailed finishes. The former guitar maker tells SYD about his work… More

Q&A with Bob Stephens

Stephens Waring Yacht Design has specialised in yachts of modern wood construction since its creation as Stephens, Waring and White Yacht Design back in 1960. SYD caught up with Bob Stephens from SWYD to talk about the decision … More

Q&A with Anna Dodonova

The brainchild of designer Anna Dodonova, Anna Casa Interiors embodies all aspects of modern living and following the growing success of the interior design side of the business, has just expanded into a new showroom in Mayfair.… More

Q&A with designer of KT

Winner of the Young Designer of the Year Award 2011, Michael Givens is the man behind the 76.8-metre motoryacht concept, KT. The young designer, who works for the Delta Design Group, a part of Delta Marine, talks to SuperyachtDesi… More

Memory lane

Andrew Winch has taken a trip down memory lane, completing a refit “refresher” project aboard the newly named Whirlwind, previously known as Aeolian. SuperyachtDesign was invited to go and see the 13-year-old sloop… More


For the last two years, Pendennis has been completing and outfitting the 32-metre sailing yacht Akalam, a new build designed by Barracuda Yacht Design. SuperyachtDesign visited the yacht at Port Pendennis Marina on the eve of her … 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

Murano's Maestros

The tiny cluster of Italian islands known as Murano is famed throughout the world for its unique, hand-blown glass. Bringing 600 years of artistry to bear, Seguso's various studios still create beautiful glass pieces using age-o… More

Material Hybrid

Artist Suzan Etkin has been working with glass since 1993 when she was invited to design chandeliers for master glass blowers in Murano. At her New York studio, Suzan Etkin Enterprises, she combines precious metals with glas… More

Satori: Enlightened Design

Rémi Tessier is one of those designers who can turn his hand to anything with great success. Interior architect, furniture maker and designer, he has come a long way since his first interior for a flower shop. His most rec… More

A30 powerboat concept

Jorge Jabor is a promising young designer who originally hails from Brazil. An admirer of both automotive and yacht design, Jabor has created the Audi A30 powerboat concept for his senior thesis as an attempt to inject automotive … More

Art Engineering

Describing his work as art engineering, Lee Rowland’s pieces embody contemporary beauty, going one step beyond simple aesthetics by incorporating real innovation into their design. His latest work uses vitreous enamel, a … More

Orka Fine Arts

Since founding Orka Fine Arts in 2004, Tom Liesegang has been creating unique works of art for the maritime industry, working closely with several of the world’s leading ship builders including Oceanco and Heesen. A co… More

From Performance to Opulence

Malcolm Cole is a marine engineer who has worked on a number of historic, high-performance motoryachts. At one time he supplied most of the British powerboat industry with virtually unbreakable fuel tanks for racing and fast… More

The Art Insurer

Most superyachts house rather impressive fine art collections. While selecting these pieces to match the interior design and suit the owner's taste can be hard enough, the issues surrounding insuring the artwork can often lead to … More

Works of Art

Nevil Swinchatt is a Falmouth-based designer, illustrator and printmaker with over 30 years’ experience in the field. Here he tells us about his latest venture — creating custom oil paintings of superyachts...… More

Down to Earth

Simon Hamilton is Design Director at Jensen Interiors, who collaborated on the Soliloquy project with Alistair Callander. As an interior designer who has worked on a wide range of land-based projects in the UK and overseas h… More

Appropriation, inspiration or outright theft?

The lines between appropriation, inspiration and outright theft of intellectual property are blurred and it can sometimes be impossible to determine where plagiarism begins and inspiration ends...… More

The Ark

Janne Leppänen, a graduate from Kuopio Academy of Design, Finland, has designed a catamaran concept unlike any other as part of his course. It has been designed to be as 'green' as possible, but does not use sails. Instead, he… More

Size Matters

Having presented its 110-metre concept at last year’s Monaco Yacht Show, Oceanco has stepped up in size with its new PA122 concept based on its smaller cousin. The Dutch shipyard approached regular collaborators Sam Sor… More

Mark Evans Interview

Artist Mark Evans ( was introduced to the superyacht world when he...… More

Wet Space: The Managers, Wright Maritime Group

Based in Fort Lauderdale, Wright Maritime Group (WMG) covers all aspects of yacht and ship construction from...… More

Working it to the Bone

Ergonomics is, put simply, the study of people's efficiency in their operating environment. It is a relatively modern...… More

Fairlie Special

William Fife III used the two words above to define his philosophy of yacht design and their desired qualities. His yard operated between...… More

Eco materials

Jensen Interiors and Simon Hamilton Interior Design recently collaborated...… More

Reducing harmful emissions: renewable fuels

Al Robinson is a graduate in transportation design from Northumbria University with an interest in superyacht design...… More

Fairlie Restorations: a profile

From their name, you might think that Fairlie Restorations are only involved in the yacht restoration business, but dig a little deeper and you will...… More

Thomas Flohr: Planes, Trains and Nina J

Granted the headline is a slight cheat even though I usually travel to Monaco by train. It's quick, efficient (when not on strike)...… More

The Spring Quartet

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor, Rich man, Poor man, Beggar-man, Thief - these are the words of a...… More

Superyacht Design Summit: Delivering Quality vs Meeting Expectations

Hot on the heels of the Monaco Yacht Show was the second in a series of debates of the Superyacht Design Summit...… More

Tim Saunders new design studio

Tim Saunders Yacht Design (TSYD), a newly established superyacht design studio. According to the founder, Tim Saunders..… More

Rainsford Mann Design update

Rainsford Mann Design (RMD) is a London based superyacht design company who specialise in design services offering..… More

Dubawi - A Leisurely Conversion

Although still a very young shipyard, Platinum Yachts in Dubai is not without a certain experience...… More

Designer Business Forum

On Monday morning Design Centre Chelsea Harbour and The Yacht Report Group successfully held the Designer Business Forum...… More

Chief Designer for MCC

Maritime Concept and Construction (MCC) report that they have taken on an in-house chief designer and naval architect, Ms Kasia Milewska...… More


Colin Addley, the company's Vice-President, collected me from my hotel with his Gulf driver, and whisked...… More

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Paola Lenti

Italian furniture designer Paola Lenti is trasnforming exterior styling with its striking trademark colour schemes and textures, whilst using a synthesis of traditional and technological manufacturing techniques More


Oceanemo unveil largest yacht to date

Colaborative team Oceanemo, has unveiled its largest concept to date, the Oceanemo 55… More


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