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21 October 2016


Monaco Yacht Show superyacht concepts: Part 1

Each year, designers and shipyards release brave new concepts in time for the Monaco Yacht Show. Here are a couple that caught our eye…

Top of The World

Guillaume Rolland, head of Christian Liaigre's yacht design division on designing for floating homes.

CRN announces new contract

CRN, part of the Ferretti Group, has announced the contract for a new 62m motoryacht, with interior and exterior design by Nuvolari Lenard.

Francesco Paszkowski awarded Compasso d’Oro

Monokini, a 44m delivered in 2013 by Baglietto with an exterior design by Francesco Paszkowski Design and interior by Alberto Mancini, has been awarded the Compasso d’Oro 2016.

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Casa Forma London

Casa Forma London is a new studio offering a bespoke, turnkey design service led by Faiza Seth and Radhika Seth.  

From London to Monaco

Starting 18 September Winch Design will be joining Blue Marine Foundation on a bike ride from London to Monaco to raise funds and awareness for various marine initiatives.

Hadjidimos announce new studio

Dimitris and Kate Hadjidimos announce a new design studio D-ID, offering creative solutions to superyacht and residential projects.… More

KRD joins forces with Tilman Kriesel Art Advisors

Katharina Raczek Design teams up with Tilman Kriesel Art Advisors to deliver unique works of art on its superyacht projects.… More

A design snapshot of 2015

As we welcome the new year, we take a moment to reflect on the achievements of the design community in 2015.… More

ATD joins forces with Eric Kant

Andrew Truijllo Design has announced a partnership with residential design firm Eric Kant contemporary design.… More

DLBA acquired by Gibbs & Cox

Donald L. Blount and Associates has been acquired by Gibbs & Cox, another marine engineering and design firm based in Arlington, Virginia, but with offices throughout the US. DBLA is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the compan… More

AWD rebrands as studio hits 30

Andrew Winch Designs has announced the launch of a new website and the evolution of the brand to Winch Design, as the studio prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary next year.… More

How new materials are pushing design

Following the opening keynote at the Global Superyacht Forum on Tuesday morning entitled Next Generation Projects, Thys Nikkels discusses the freedom that comes with using modern technology and materials, such as composites, to re… More

Bill Prince Yacht Design unveils Expedition concept at FLIBS

Port Washington-based design studio releases details of a 132ft expedition yacht concept.… More

Dynamiq partners with Trussardi

Dynamiq, the company trying to shakeup superyacht customisation, has partnered with Italian fashion house Trussardi to produce an interior design collection for its D4 series yacht.… More

Philippe Briand at MYS

Philippe Briand showcased a number of new projects at MYS including a 105m Vitruvius project with Oceanco, an 80m Vitruvius to be built at Turquoise Yachts, a 60m Vitruvius with Feadship and a 100-foot sailing yacht in the Wal… More

Olesinski celebrates over 40 years

Under the leadership of managing director Justin Olesinski, who was appointed the position in 2009 by his father and founder of the studio Bernard Olesinski, the studio has reached a milestone in more ways than one as it cel… More


Linley's new Lightscape collection is a beautiful example of how creative intention, form and function can combine to create furniture that is as much art as furniture… More


Patrick Nourget speaks to about his collaboration with Ethimo and the new Swing collection… 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

Tactile textiles

Scott Group Custom Carpets has launched a new nine-piece luxury carpet collection for the superyacht market… More

Changing perceptions

Ilorom founder, Wanda Miglus, talks to about the inspiration for her designs and what the future holds… More

The launch of ThirtyC

Rob Armstrong and business partner Alastair Fletcher announce the launch of ThirtyC, a new design consultancy studio.… 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

BMT Nigel Gee expands

Following a sustained period of growth, BMT Nigel Gee has developed a new studio in Southampton… More

The Hoek study

SuperyachtDesign met with naval architect Andre Hoek to discuss the studio’s latest projects, as the Dutchman prepared for a trip to Hong Kong together with Royal Huisman.… More

Casa mia

Designers tend to agree that owners who want something truly different are few and far between. A recent client asked Vripack to design a yacht around a traditional Brazilian home. The Dutch design studio share details of this… More

Breaking no rules

SuperyachtDesign speaks to Federico Fiorentino of the eponymously named design studio about the studio’s form language, its newest concept The Belafonte and why yacht designs don’t need to be revolutionary to be un… More

Model behaviour with Dubbelman Ridderkerk

Making yacht models can be traced back to the 17th century, but with advances in technology, model making today has become a high tech art. Erik Bisschops of Dubbelman Ridderkerk tells SYD about making miniatures.… More

Making the impossible possible

New York, USA. Design studio Impossible Productions Ink has moved ashore for its latest project, an artistic collaboration set within a sculpture and minimalist art space in Le Muy, France.… More

A question of trust

Off the back of a guest letter by Chris Bangle published in Q18, where the designer shared his thoughts on the state of superyacht design, we were contacted by a young designer keen to express some of the issues he has faced since… More

The Pastrovich Class

MONACO, Port Hercule. At this year’s Monaco Grand Prix weekend, Pastrovich Studio invited a handful of industry professionals to its office to reveal a new approach to its design process.… More

Guy Newton launches new studio

UK, Southampton. After 16 years as a senior designer at Dixon YD, Guy Newton has left the studio to launch his own, Guy Newton Design.… 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

Space for creativity

FRANCE, Aix-en-Provence. Inspiration for design can come from anywhere, from what is around you, to objects in the home, the street or in the office. For designers such as Alex McDiarmid, creating the right environment in the stud… 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Malcolm McKeon to leave Dubois

Malcolm McKeon, one of the two principal partners in the renowned superyacht design and naval architecture studio Dubois Naval Architects has announced he will leave the firm. His departure is effective immediately… More

Top Yacht: Project 12

Conceived by an experienced owner, the 46m Project 12 was launched this summer after a bit of an interrupted build process. SYD visited the yacht at Cannes Boat Show and talked to interior designer Mark Berryman about the owner's … 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

First Bespoke Global retail store

USA, New York. Launched last May, Bespoke Global has gone from strength to strength. This summer it opened its first interactive retail concept store Southampton, New York… 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

On the crest of a wave

During a visit to the Abeking & Rasmussen (A&R) shipyard in Lemwerder, Germany, SuperyachtDesign met up with sales director Till von Krause and designers Pascale Reymond and Andrew Langton to talk about a radical 63-me… 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

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

Purple Rain

The Purple Rain project was created by Oversee Yachts LLC amidst the downturn in the economy and is designed to appeal to a new social context. The aim was to develop a versatile, Explorer-style yacht that reflects changing … 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


Currently in build at RMK Yachts' shipyard in Turkey, project BN80 is a 45-metre motoryacht designed by Ron Holland and due for launch in time for the Monaco Yacht Show in 2011...… More

Luca Brenta's Logica

Initially featured in Q3, Luca Brenta, a celebrated sail boat designer, talks to SYD about his first motor boat design: a 31.5-metre navetta that draws on his love of sailing in the Mediterranean. Working with Benetti Sail Divisio… More

Vertigo 220

Designed by Philippe Briand, the 67-metre (220 feet) aluminium sailing yacht, which is being built by Alloy Yachts in New Zealand, is due to be launched in December 2010. Under the supervision of project manager Andrew Senn,… 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

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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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