The ShowBoats Design Awards honour the creative talents behind the most innovative, elegant and inspiring new yacht designs from the boards of the world’s leading yacht design studios. With the support of our valuable partners, the 2017 Awards return to Kitzbuhel. This year's partners are:
Ski Cup partner: Compositeworks
Judges' Special Award partner: DKT Artworks
Award partner: Kormaran
Since its inception in 1987, Oceanco has specialised in building sophisticated custom yachts from 80 to 140 metres in length, offering a highly personal service to clients, with state of the art yacht-building facilities in the Netherlands complemented by a design, sales and marketing office in Monaco. All of Oceanco’s yachts built since 2007 have the distinction of appearing in “The World’s Top 100 Yachts” list; the 82 metre Alfa Nero, the 85.5 metre Seven Seas and 91.5 metre Equanimity, to name only a few.
The 85 metre Aquijo is Oceanco’s first delivery in 2016 and the industry’s largest ketch, which will soon be followed by an impressive and innovative 105 metre three masted Dyna Rig. Several superyachts are currently under construction and continuous research and development is wrapped around the constant search for new shapes, materials and technologies. Oceanco is conscious of the environmental impact of building, owning and operating a superyacht.
Oceanco is pleased to support the Young Designer of the Year Award again, in conjunction with Boat International Media. Winning this prestigious award is an important milestone in the career of student and trainee designers. At Oceanco, we follow new design talent with great interest and are pleased to be able to encourage and celebrate their vision.