With a background in automotive and industrial design, young Russian superyacht designer Igor Lobanov has established a reputation for his custom yacht design which applies a futuristic and sculptural touch to the yacht design style.
His first break in superyachts came when he acted as owner’s representative for Project Sigma, also known as SF99, which became the 119 metre superyacht A – styled by Philippe Starck and built at the Blohm + Voss superyacht yard.
Lobanov burst on to the megayacht design scene at the 2007 Monaco Yacht Show, where he exhibited two futuristic motor yachts in association with two superyacht yards – the 105 metre custom motor yacht White Night with megayacht builder Lurssen, and the 100 metre Liza with ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems.
Lobanov’s luxury yacht design skills have been demonstrated with the award-winning 85.6 metre St Princess Olga launched by Dutch superyacht yard Oceanco, and a further 110 metre project which is currently under construction at Oceanco. He also worked on the superyacht conversion MV Sputnik as interior designer
Igor Lobanov has created concepts for both sailing yachts and motor yachts. His work includes the interior design for a 24 metre yacht refit, and exterior design for custom luxury yachts such as the radical sailing yacht Phoenicia II.
Lobanov won the World Yacht Trophies Best Designer of the Year 2013, and the 2013 World Yacht Trophies award for Best Design Over 50 Metres for his exterior design work on Oceanco’s 85.6 metre St Princess Olga.