27 May 2015


SYDW Speaker Spotlight: Svetlana Mojic

SuperyachtDesign spoke with Svetlana Mojic of Salt & Water design studio, an interactive workshop leader at SYDW next month.

Superyacht Design Week Videos

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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Focus on 2015

Now in its third year, SYDW has a number of exciting new additions to the programme.

Showcase Spotlight: KORMARAN

In the second of our showcase spotlights, discover what SYDW guests will experience from KORMARAN’s Artisan & Innovator Showcase.

The SuperyachtDESIGN Week Soirées

SYDW is all about discussing, debating and innovating, but we also expect our guests to let their hair down over a glass of bubbles.

OceanLED light up SYDW

OceanLED who are renowned for their range of high-powered LED underwater lights will be bringing their knowledge and expertise to SYDW 2015.

Be top of the class at SYDW

With this year’s forward-thinking, future focussed programme, SuperyachtDESIGN Week is a must-attend for yacht design and naval architect students across Europe.

Blazing a trail for SYDW

This week, the Superyacht Events team ventured out on the SuperyachtDESIGN Week roadshow, check out what they got up to!

SYDW Speaker Spotlight: Richard James MacCowan

Director and Co-Founder of Biomimicry UK, Richard James MacCowan is leading a Technical Workshop at this year’s SYDW.… More

Take a look at our new brochure

Do you have 23 - 25 June in your diary? If you really need more persuasion to attend SuperyachtDESIGN Week, then look no further than our spanking new brochure, hot off the press...  … More

The big reveal!

SuperyachtDesign editor Andrew Johansson has revealed his 20 must-see items during SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2015!… More

SYDW Speaker Spotlight: David Nelson

Foster + Partners’ Senior Partner and Head of Design, David Nelson, will present the opening keynote session at this year’s SuperyachtDESIGN Week.… More

On the road again...

Following the hugely successful SuperyachtDESIGN Week roadshow in 2014, the Superyacht Events team will be touring the UK again this May to spread the SYDW message.… More

SYDW Speaker spotlight: Arturo Vittori

Famed Italian Designer and Architect Arturo Vittori will be giving a keynote speech at SuperyachtDESIGN Week. SuperyachtDesign speaks to him about his work, inspirations and his design challenges.… More

Best in show!

Prepare to be inspired! SuperyachtDESIGN Week in 2015 will host top design brands and innovative companies from across the globe.… More

The pick of the bunch!

SuperyachtDesign Editor, Andrew Johansson, toured the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour to decide this year’s SuperyachtDESIGN Week Editor’s Picks.… More

This year's SYDW programme is (a)live!

The initial programme for SuperyachtDESIGN Week has been unveiled! Join us in June to explore the concept of ‘Living Architecture’.… More

Join the club! An offer designed just for you...

VIP guests of SYDW procure an exclusive 20% discount on membership to the Design Club, located within the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.… More

Delectable spots at SuperyachtDESIGN Week

2015 sees a mouth-watering range of lunch hotspots for guests over a three-day period.… More

Q22 out this week!

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

Globally renowned brands return to partner with SYDW 2015

The hugely successful event welcomes back Awlgrip as a gold partner and showroom partners J. Robert Scott and Tai Ping Carpets.… More

Phase II of the Linley for Summit collection

Summit has announced the second phase in its partnership with Linley, and welcomes additions to the Linley for Summit range.… More

Programme twists for SYDW 2015

SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2015 sees two new exciting additions to the programme.… More

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.… More

Top brands, artisans and showrooms partner with SYDW 2015

SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2015 (SYDW) provides a unique opportunity for brands to showcase themselves to the brightest minds in the industry.… More

SuperyachtDESIGN Week preview evening announced!

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

The cost of crew in design

SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2014 saw designers gather to debate those crew-focused regulations they feel are barriers to design and discuss how to better take the role of crew into account when it comes to the cost and design of a… More

Showroom Partners Passport Winner!

At the end of a busy week filled with PR and news updates, following the unprecedented success of SuperyachtDESIGN Week, we are pleased to be able to announce the winner of the Showroom Partners Passport Competition!… More

Another successful year for SYD Week

Last week saw over 450 guests attend SuperyachtDESIGN Week over the course of the three-day event. From leaders in design and naval architecture to builders and suppliers, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour was alive with debate, enga… More

Final day of SYD Week off to an inspiring start

The final day of SuperyachtDESIGN Week kicked off with a keynote presentation that carried through a theme of innovation into the afternoon, incorporating a Q&A with new names in the industry and breakout sessions that rai… More

SYD Week ends on a high

SYD Week comes to an end with an afternoon of interior finishes and materials, debate in the breakout session and a finale that included a keynote presentation by Jaguar's creative specialist.… More

Call for action at SYD Week day two

Day two of SuperyachtDESIGN Week is underway as the keynote addresses the importance of sharing information and technology with each other in the industry and the breakout sessions take into account the cost of crew in desig… More

Second day of SYD Week ends with momentum

The second day of SYD Week has come to a close with an afternoon of forward thinking. Speakers and delegates discuss the future for superyacht technology and how automotive design translates to the world of superyachts.… More

SYD Week kicks off with a vision for the future

The first morning of SYD Week tackled controversial issues such as ownership of design and took a closer look at how to bridge the gap between academia and the business sectors of the industry.… More

A colourful end to the first day of SYD Week

The afternoon of the event's first day took a colourful turn and saw attendees paint with gold, while others looked at how a yacht's resale value can limit the innovative use of colour in design.… More

Are you cool enough?

SuperyachtDESIGN Week sees the greatest tastemakers in the industry gathering together for an extraordinary three days packed full of workshops, presentations and keynote sessions.… More

Not to be missed at SYDWeek 2014

With SuperyachtDESIGN Week set to open its doors next week, SuperyachtNews.com highlights the unmissable sessions being held from 24-26 June at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.… More

Company Director at Zaha Hadid confirmed for SYDW

Patrik Schumacher, company director and senior designer at Zaha Hadid Architects will be delivering a closing keynote presentation on 24th June at SuperyachtDESIGN Week (24-26) next week.… More

11 Players...

We aren't talking football! We now have 11 Artisan Showcases joining us for SYDWeek 2014… More

Start your engines at SYDWeek

This year's SuperyachtDESIGN Week (24-26 June) will see a large presence from the luxury automotive sector including Porsche, McLaren and Jaguar.… More

The chief stewardess story

As SuperyachtDESIGN Week approaches, we take a closer look at why the event is a must for the industry’s chief stewardesses… More

Marine Light Corp shed some light on their presentation

Marine Light Corp will be exhibiting their lighting solutions throughout the week, but most importantly, make note of a presentation at their stand… More

Meet the designer

UK, London. In less than 20 days, the world's leading names in superyacht design, architecture and construction will descend on London for the second edition of SuperyachtDESIGN Week. The event creates the perfect opportunity to m… More

SYDW 2014 Session Highlight: The Newcomers

Sharing their own experience with branching out and starting their own boutique design firms, designers Fiona Diamond and Wayne Parker will host a breakout workshop on 26 June this year at SuperyachtDESIGN Week.… More

Glancy Fawcett sign up to SYD Week!

SuperyachtDESIGN Week is delighted to announce that Kevin Glancy and Jonathan Fawcett have signed up as Silver sponsors for this year’s superyacht design event. As an Artisan Showcase last year, directors Kevin and Jonathan … More

Fit for a King

Aiming to corner the market for 'billionaire boys toys' President and CEO of the Royal Falcon Fleet, Mr M A Zaman will be present for the duration of SuperyachtDESIGN Week this year and deliver a keynote presentation on 25 J… More

SYDW 2014 announce showroom partnerships

We are thrilled to announce the partnership of no less than six showrooms at the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour during this year’s SuperyachtDESIGN Week… More

SYDW 2014 Session Spotlight: Trend Forecasting with Vripack

Members of the Vripack team will be running a breakout session on 25 June sharing their research with VriThink! and how trend walking can inspire innovation everywhere at this year's SuperyachtDESIGN Week.… More

SYDW 2014 Speaker Spotlight: Jaron Ginton

Full owner of Ginton Naval Architects since 2002, Jaron Ginton will be speaking at SuperyachtDESIGN Week on 25 June on creating a more integrated design space on board.… More

Keeping up with the upkeep

How often is the ease with which a crew can maintain a yacht's interior taken into consideration at the design stage? We hear from the managing director of Adriel Designs about how a holistic approach could ease a crewmember's dut… More

The #SYDWeek Roadshow in Pictures

Yesterday was the first day of the SuperyachtDESIGN Week Roadshow, which saw the team visiting some of the most influencial teams in the industry on the south coast of England. Along with hand delivering scrumptious cupcakes, we t… More

The SuperyachtDESIGN Week Roadshow

This week, Superyacht Events revealed the launch of the SuperyachtDESIGN Week Roadshow! Heading to the south coast on 14 May, London dates have now been announced…… More

A sneak peek of SYD Week...

With just over six weeks to go before the second annual SuperyachtDESIGN Week opens its doors from 24-26 June, a preview was held at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour last night to highlight the fantastic opportunities that await.… More

SYDW 2014 Speaker Spotlight: Tim Gosling

After 18 years at Linley, Tim Gosling opened his eponymous named studio in 2005. Gosling will be joining breakout session, 'Furnishing for the Future' on 26 June at SuperyachtDESIGN Week.… More

AIM-in for Bronze

SYDW 2014 is pleased to announce that AIM Yacht Interiors will be joining the Bronze Sponsorship line up for 2014.… More

SYDW 2014 : Video Spotlight

SuperyachtDesign Week 2013 gave its audience a glimpse of future designs, trends to watch, and also delved into the concept of patenting amongst other topics.… More

SYDW 2014 Speaker Spotlight: Martin Francis

Legendary designer, Martin Francis will be joining the aptly named Q&A Designer Question time: The Legends on 25 June at SuperyachtDESIGN Week in London, running from 24-26 June.… More

SYDW 2014 Speaker Spotlight: Tanno Weeda

Senior Designer at Feadship, Tanno Weeda will be joining a breakout discussion on the cost of crew in design.… More

A question of crew

The effects of crew involvement in the build and design of a superyacht can be monumental and felt from the bow to the stern of the boat, making the crew’s on board role easier and more efficient.… More

VBH's cinematic experience

Van Berge Henegouwen (VBH) has announced its collaboration with Auro Technologies and California Audio Technology (CAT) to deliver new developments in its on-board cinema systems.… More

A design event tailored to you

Everyone is getting busier by the day, but it's madness if you and your colleagues can't spend just one day at this year's incredible three day SuperyachtDESIGN Week event.… More

Shipyards commit to SYDWeek 2014

Oceanco and Azimut Benetti join Blohm+Voss and Gulf Craft in signing up for SuperyachtDESIGN Week, an event that proved to be a "fruitful opportunity" for manager Michela Bellini in 2013.… More

Session Spotlight: Creating the Future

With a host of breakout sessions, discussions and networking opportunities in store at SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2014, we find out more about what will be taking place during breakout option three on the first day… More

Show and Tell

In addition to keynote speeches and networking opportunities, showrooms at DCCH will be an integral part of your visit at this year's SuperyachtDESIGN Week.… More

O'Callaghan, Francis and Hoekstra speaking at SYDW 2014!

Leading design figureheads including James O'Callaghan, Martin Francis and Marnix Hoekstra have confirmed they will be taking the panel by storm at SYDW 2014.… More

Marine Light Corp new Artisan Showcase for SYD Week 2014

Marine Light Corp confirms it will be attending SYD Week 2014 as an Artisan Showcase.… More

Clyde & Co sign up as Silver sponsors for SYD Week 2014

The team behind SYD Week 2014 are delighted to announce that the renowned Clyde & Co have signed up as Silver sponsors.… More

Cooler decks

THE NETHERLANDS, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht. Esthec has added three new colours to its range of Esthec Lined Sheets. All three contain the same characteristics as the others in its range, but these have been specifically developed to be … 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

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

SYD Week 2014 welcomes in two further Innovator Showcases

Two further SYD Week 2014 innovator showcases confirmed, Crystal Caviar and Hypnos Beds.… More

Party Sponsor and Artisan and Innovator Showcase confirmed

Marina Mill have confirmed that they will be the exclusive sponsors for the SYD Week VIP party 2014 and David Harber will be an Artisan and Innovator at the event… More

Gosling & Van Berge Henegouwen sign up for SYD WEEK 2014

Gosling and VBH's design label LuxperienceLab have announced that they will be attending SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2014, as Artisan and Innovator Showcases.… More

Oldenburger return to SYD Week as an Artisan & Innovator showcase

UK, London. Oldenburger are excited to announce that it will be attending SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2014 as an Artisan and Innovator showcase. … More

1066 Pianos announced as SYD Week 2014 Artisan

UK, London. Following last year’s success at SuperyachtDESIGN Week, 1066 Pianos will be returning as an Artisan and Innovator Showcase for a second year.… More

SYD Week 2014 bronze sponsors announced

UK, London. Decored and Heirlooms are thrilled to announce that they will be supporting SYD Week 2014 as bronze sponsors of the event.… 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

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

SYD Week 2014 early bird offer

Until 20 February, we are offering our VIP event passes for just £200. Register from Monday 20 January using offer code MAGENTA… More

Mood Board: Lady Roxana

On a recent trip to Venice, SYD was lucky enough to get a peek at Rubelli’s 2014 textile collection. This week it was officially revealed to the world outside its Palazzo Corner Spinelli head office. Mood Board explores the … 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

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

Associate your brand with SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2014!

Read on for more information about sponsorship and showcase opportunities at this illuminating design event.… 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

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

The VriThink! Project presentation

Vripack's Joost Mertens, Marnix Hoekstra and Pim Dijksman reflect on the reactions to the VriThink! Project presentation during SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2013.… More

SYD Week Speaker Spotlight: Marshall, Doyle & Francis

Evan K Marshall, Rob Doyle and Martin Francis highlight the key points raised during the first day of SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2013.… More

SYD Week Speaker Spotlight: Rabih Hage

We speak to keynote speaker Rabih Hage following his speech at SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2013. His presentation, entitled Rough Luxe, challenged the superyacht design community in the creativity of the interior of superyachts.… 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

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

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