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Winners Revealed for the 2020 BOAT International Design and Innovation Awards

Winners Revealed for the 2020 BOAT International Design and Innovation Awards

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Innovation of the Year

4-Ply Complex curve structural

On board: Syzygy 818, Feadship

Developer: Jarkko Jämsén/EOC Engineering/Feadship

Naval architecture: Feadship De Voogt

Featuring giant slabs of perfectly clear glass that are both vertically and horizontally curved, Syzygy 818, the first superyacht designed by Finnish naval architect Jarkko Jämsén, displays a remarkable feat of engineering and construction. This all-glass envelope is an integral part of his theme, bringing the outdoor environment into intimate contact with the interior. Jämsén took the concept of structural glass a step further by curving the glass to control and slow the movement of reflection across the surface. The glass envelope on two and a half decks is fundamental to the watertight integrity of the yacht and was meticulously examined by Lloyd’s. These panels are coupled to each other on the sides, with connections to the ceiling and floor constructed so that the boat flexes around the glass. Being structural from ceiling to deck, the four-layer panels are made of two types of low-iron glass. One has a reflective coating, while a neutral grey film interlayer controls the amount of sun light entering without distorting colour. Eckersley O’Callaghan, a London-based company famed for its award-winning work with structural glass, developed a unique mathematical formula for each panel, some of which are 3m wide, 2.7m high and 4.5cm thick.

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