BOAT Design and Innovation Awards finalists

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Finalists of the Design & Innovation Awards 2024 revealed

23 November 2023 • Written by Hannah Rankine

The ever-evolving world of yacht design will be put under the spotlight again at this year's 2024 Superyacht Design Festival. Honouring the naval architecture, styling and technology from a fleet of superyachts delivered within the last year, the winners will be announced as part of BOAT's Superyacht Design Festival in Kitzbühel on 28 January. Take a look at the lucky hopefuls here and don't forget to secure your tickets to the event below.

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Outstanding Exterior Design - Motor Yachts, 24m to 39.9m

Blue Jeans

LOA: 33.7m
Exterior designer: Guido de Groot Design
Naval architect: Diana Yacht Design
Builder: Van der Valk

Bolide 80

LOA: 24.9m
Exterior designer: Victory Design-Brunello Acampora
Naval architect: Victory Design-Brunello Acampora
Builder: Victory Design 

Mangusta Oceano 39

LOA: 39.2m
Exterior designer: Alberto Mancini Yacht Design and Overmarine Group
Naval architect: Overmarine Group
Builder: Overmarine Group

Mini K2 

LOA: 30m
Exterior designer: Guida Design
Naval architect: Palumbo Superyachts
Builder: EXTRA Yachts

Pershing GTX116

LOA: 35.3m
Exterior designer: Fulvio De Simoni and Ferretti Group
Naval architect: Ferretti Group
Builder: Ferretti Group

Riva Diva

LOA: 25.3m
Exterior designer: Officina Italiana Design
Naval architect: Ferretti Group
Builder: Ferretti Group

SX 100

LOA: 30.5m
Exterior designer: Zuccon International Project
Naval architect: Sanlorenzo
Builder: Sanlorenzo

Waterlily

LOA: 28m
Exterior designer: Red Yacht Design
Naval architect: Profjord
Builder: Mazu Yachts

Outstanding Exterior Design - Motor Yachts, 40m to 59.9m

Baglietto T52

LOA: 52m
Exterior designer: Francesco Paszkowski Design
Naval architect: Baglietto
Builder: Baglietto

Grey

LOA: 50m
Exterior designer: Francesco Paszkowski Design
Naval architect: Francesco Rogantin and Tankoa
Builder: Tankoa

Lee

LOA: 40.9m
Exterior designer: Studio Vafiadis
Naval architect: Baglietto
Builder: Baglietto

Milele

LOA: 45.2m
Exterior designer: Omega Architects-Frank Laupman
Naval architect: Van Oossanen Naval Architects
Builder: Royal Hakvoort Shipyard

Pink Shadow

LOA: 58m
Exterior designer: Azure Yacht Design
Naval architect: Damen Yachting
Builder: Damen Yachting

Bellissima

LOA: 40m
Exterior designer: Officina Italiana Design
Naval architect: Ferretti Group
Builder: Ferretti Group

Ultraviolet II

LOA: 43.7m
Exterior designer: Enrico Gobbi - Team for Design
Naval architect: Palumbo Superyachts
Builder: ISA Yachts

Outstanding Exterior Design - Motor Yachts, 60m and above

Entourage

LOA: 60m
Exterior designer: Espen Ønio International
Naval architect: Damen Yachting
Builder: Amels

Genesis

LOA: 80.1m
Exterior designer: Winch Design
Naval architect: Van Oossanen Naval Architects
Builder: Heesen

Leona

LOA: 80m
Exterior designer: Unique Yacht Design
Naval architect: Unique Yacht Design
Builder: Bilgin Yachts

O'Rea

LOA: 77.7m
Exterior designer: Studio Vafiadis
Naval architect: Nafpigiki Hellas Technical Solutions
Builder: Golden Yachts

Outstanding Exterior Design - Sailing Yachts

Nilaya

LOA: 46.8
Exterior designer: Nauta Design
Naval architect: Reichel-Pugh Yacht Design
Builder: Royal Huisman

Nyumba

LOA: 29.6m
Exterior designer: Nauta Design
Naval architect: Farr Yacht Design
Builder: Southern Wind Shipyard

Sarissa

LOA: 59.7m
Exterior designer: Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design
Naval architect: Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design
Builder: Royal Huisman

Swan 108 Fancy

LOA: 33m
Exterior designer: Micheletti+Partners Yacht Design
Naval architect: Germán Frers
Builder: Nautor Swan

Zemi

LOA: 33.5m
Exterior designer: Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design
Naval architect: Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design
Builder: Baltic Yachts

Best Interior Design - Motor Yachts 499GT and below, 39.9m and below

A96

LOA: 29.1m
Interior designer: Lobanov Design
Naval architect: Arcadia Yachts in collaboration with Studio Sole
Builder: Arcadia Yachts

Blue Jeans

LOA: 33.7m
Interior designer: Guido de Groot Design
Naval architect: Diana Yacht Design
Builder: Van der Valk Shipyard

Bolide 80

LOA: 24.9m
Interior designer: Studio Faggioni and Victory Design-Brunello Acampora
Naval architect: Victory Design-Brunello Acampora
Builder: Victory Design

Maiora 35 Exuma

LOA: 35.2m
Interior designer: NEXT Yacht Group
Naval architect: NEXT Yacht Group
Builder: NEXT Yacht Group

Majesty 111

LOA: 34.1m
Interior designer: Phathom Studio
Naval architect: Profjord/Soyaslan
Builder: Gulf Craft

Mangusta Oceano 39

LOA: 39.2m
Interior designer: Alberto Mancini Yacht Design and Overmarine Group
Naval architect: Overmarine Group
Builder: Overmarine Group

Stellamar

LOA: 35m
Interior designer: Francesco Paszkowski Design
Naval architect: Hydro Tec
Builder: Cantiere delle Marche

Sur

LOA: 29m
Interior designer: Piero Lissoni
Naval architect: Sanlorenzo
Builder: Sanlorenzo

Best Interior Design - Motor Yachts 499GT and below, 40m and above

Ace

LOA: 44.3m
Interior designer: M2atelier
Naval architect: Diana Yacht Design
Builder: Conrad Shipyard

Baglietto T52

LOA: 52m
Interior designer: Francesco Paszkowski Design in collaboration with Margherita Casprini
Naval architect: Baglietto
Builder: Baglietto

Kasif

LOA: 43.7m
Interior designer: Hot Lab
Naval architect: Unique Yacht Design
Builder: Bilgin Yachts

La La Land

LOA: 43.7m
Interior designer: Lissoni & Partners
Naval architect: Sanlorenzo
Builder: Sanlorenzo

Milele

LOA: 45.2m
Interior designer: Omega Architects and Martin Hanff
Naval architect: Van Oossanen Naval Architects
Builder: Royal Hakvoort Shipyard

Ultraviolet II

LOA: 43.7m
Interior designer: Luca Dini Design & Architecture
Naval architect: Palumbo Superyachts
Builder: ISA Yachts

Best Interior Design - Motor Yachts, 500GT and above

Entourage

LOA: 60m
Interior designer: Burdifilek
Naval architect: Damen Yachting
Builder: Amels

Eternity

LOA: 49.9m
Interior designer: Overmarine Group
Naval architect: P.L.A.N.A. Design and Overmarine Group
Builder: Overmarine Group

Leona

LOA: 80m
Interior designer: H2 Yacht Design
Naval architect: Unique Yacht Design
Builder: Bilgin Yachts

O'Rea

LOA: 77.7m
Interior designer: Massari Design and Studio Vafiadis
Naval architect: Nafpigiki Hellas Technical Solutions
Builder: Golden Yachts

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Pink Shadow

LOA: 58m
Interior designer: Design Unlimited
Naval architect: Damen Yachting
Builder: Damen Yachting

Virtuosity

LOA: 56.5m
Interior designer: Lissoni & Partners
Naval architect: Sanlorenzo
Builder: Sanlorenzo

Best Interior Design - Sailing Yachts

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Nilaya

LOA: 46.8m
Interior designer: Nauta Design
Naval architect: Reichel-Pugh Yacht Design
Builder: Royal Huisman

Nyumba

LOA: 29.6m
Interior designer: Nauta Design
Naval architect: Farr Yacht Design
Builder: Southern Wind Shipyard

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Sarissa

LOA: 59.7m
Interior designer: Liaigre
Naval architect: Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design
Builder: Royal Huisman

Swan 108 Fancy

LOA: 33m
Interior designer: Misa Poggi
Naval architect: Germán Frers
Builder: Nautor Swan

Zemi

LOA: 33.5m
Interior designer: Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter
Naval architect: Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design
Builder: Baltic Yachts

Best Naval Architecture - Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts

Blue Jeans

LOA: 33.7m
Naval architect: Diana Yacht Design
Builder: Van der Valk Shipyard

Bolide 80

LOA: 24.9m
Naval architect: Victory Design-Brunello Acampora
Builder: Victory Design

Mini K2

LOA: 30m
Naval architect: Palumbo Superyachts
Builder: EXTRA Yachts

Nomad 101

LOA: 30.9m
Naval architect: Wolstenholme Yacht Design
Builder: Gulf Craft

Oceanic 143

LOA: 43.5m
Naval architect: Giovanni Senatire-Canados and Arrabito Naval Architects
Builder: Cantieri di Ostia - Canados

Queen Tati

LOA: 37.4m
Naval architect: Vripack
Builder: MCP Yachts

Best Naval Architecture - Displacement Motor Yachts

Ace

LOA: 44.3m
Naval architect: Diana Yacht Design
Builder: Conrad Shipyard

Genesis

LOA: 80.1m
Naval architect: Van Oossanen Naval Architects
Builder: Heesen

Kasif

LOA: 42m
Naval architect: Unique Yacht Design
Builder: Bilgin Yachts

Leona

LOA: 80m
Naval architect: Unique Yacht Design
Builder: Bilgin Yachts

Milele

LOA: 45.2m
Naval architect: Van Oossanen Naval Architects
Builder: Royal Hakvoort Shipyard

New Journey

LOA: 29.4m
Naval architect: Jeff Leishman
Builder: Pacific Asian Enterprises

Stellamar

LOA: 35m
Naval architect: Hydro Tec
Builder: Cantiere delle Marche

Ultraviolet II

LOA: 43.7m
Naval architect: Palumbo Superyachts
Builder: ISA Yachts

Best Naval Architecture - Sailing Yachts

Nilaya

LOA: 46.8m
Naval architect: Reichel-Pugh Yacht Design
Builder: Royal Huisman

Sarissa

LOA: 59.7m
Naval architect: Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design
Builder: Royal Huisman

Swan 108 Fancy

LOA: 33m
Naval architect: Germán Frers
Builder: Nautor Swan

Zemi

LOA: 33.5m
Naval architect: Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design
Builder: Baltic Yachts

Best New Series

Conrad C144S

LOA: 44.3m
Builder: Conrad Shipyard
Naval architect: Diana Yacht Design
Exterior designer: Reymond Langton Design

Baglietto T52

LOA: 52m
Builder: Baglietto
Naval architect: Baglietto
Exterior designer: Francesco Paszkowski Design

InFYnito 90

LOA: 27m
Builder: Ferretti Group
Naval architect: Ferretti Group
Exterior designer: Filippo Salvetti

Majesty 111

LOA: 34.1m
Builder: Gulf Craft
Naval architect: Profjord/Soyaslan
Exterior designer: Phathom Studio

Mazu 92 DS

LOA: 28.5m
Builder: Mazu Yachts
Naval architect: Profjord
Exterior designer: Red Yacht Design

Ocean 182

LOA: 27.1m
Builder: Sunseeker International
Naval architect: Sunseeker International
Exterior designer: Sunseeker International

Pershing GTX116

LOA: 35.3m
Builder: Ferretti Group
Naval architect: Ferretti Group
Exterior designer: Fulvio De Simoni Yacht Design and Ferretti Group

Princess Y80

LOA: 25.5m
Builder: Princess Yachts
Naval architect: Olesinski
Exterior designer: Olesinski/Pininfarina

Eco Award

A96

LOA: 29.1m
Builder: Arcadia Yachts
Naval architect: Arcadia Yachts in collaboration with Studio Sole

Bolide 80

LOA: 24.9m
Builder: Victory Design
Naval architect: Victory Design-Brunello Acampora

H

LOA: 105m
Builder: Oceanco
Naval architect: Lateral Naval Architects and Oceanco

Leona

LOA: 80m
Builder: Bilgin Yachts
Naval architect: Unique Yacht Design

Nilaya

LOA: 46.8m
Builder: Royal Huisman
Naval architect: Reichel-Pugh Yacht Design

Nyumba

LOA: 29.6m
Builder: Southern Wind Shipyard
Naval architect: Farr Yacht Design

Sarissa

LOA: 59.7m
Builder: Royal Huisman
Naval architect: Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design

Outstanding Lifestyle Feature

Baglietto T52

LOA: 52m
Lifestyle feature: Two-level beach club forward with retractable passerelle connecting sundeck to upper deck
Builder: Baglietto
Naval architect: Baglietto

Grey

LOA: 50m
Lifestyle feature: 144' C-seed outdoor cinema
Builder: Tankoa
Naval architect: Francesco Rogantin and Tankoa

InFYnito 90

LOA: 27m
Lifestyle feature: All-season terrace
Builder: Ferretti Group
Naval architect: Ferretti Group

Leona

LOA: 80m
Lifestyle feature: Beach club
Builder: Bilgin Yachts
Naval architect: Unique Yacht Design

Milele

LOA: 45.2m
Lifestyle feature: Submarine storage cinema
Builder: Royal Hakvoort Shipyard
Naval architect: Van Oossanen Naval Architects

Oceanic 143

LOA: 43.5m
Lifestyle feature: Largest aft deck on a yacht this size
Builder: Cantieri di Ostia - Canados
Naval architect: Giovanni Senatore-Canados and Arrabito Naval Architects

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Pink Shadow

LOA: 58m
Lifestyle feature: Beach club
Builder: Damen Yachting
Naval architect: Damen Yachting

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Sarissa

LOA: 59.7m
Lifestyle feature: Climbing wall built into foredeck tender garage
Builder: Royal Huisman
Naval architect: Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design

Innovation of the Year

Bolide 80

LOA: 24.9m
On board: Multi-stepped hull generates extremely low frictional resistance
Developer: Victory Design
Naval architect: Victory Design-Brunello Acampora

Genesis

LOA: 80.1m
On board: "Backbone" construction of longitudinal stiffeners on a large, fast, aluminium yacht
Developer: Heesen
Naval architect: Van Oossanen Naval Architects

Grey

LOA: 50m
On board: Focal sound system
Developer: Tankoa
Naval architect: Francesco Rogantin and Tankoa

Milele

LOA: 45.2m
On board: Carbon hull vane
Developer: Royal Hakvoort Shipyard
Naval architect: Van Oossanen Naval Architects

Nilaya

LOA: 46.8m
On board: Featherlight holistic weight control construction process
Developer: Royal Huisman
Naval architect: Reichel-Pugh Yacht Design

Oceanic 143

LOA: 43.5m
On board: Double-stepped hull with keel, bulbous bow and tunnel drives
Developer: Cantieri di Ostia - Canados
Naval architect: Giovanni Senatore-Canados and Arrabito Naval Architects

Sarissa

LOA: 59.7m
On board: Forward-facing, retractable electric propulsion
Developer: Royal Huisman
Naval architect: Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design

Sobe Sunset

LOA: 30m
On board: Efficiency gained by a computerised central data collection and control system
Developer: Atlantic Marine Electric
Naval architect: David Richards

Tender of the Year

1010

LOA: 11m
Builder: Tenderworks
Naval architect: AllSeas Design
Exterior designer: Espen Øino International

Custom Limousine

LOA: 10m
Builder: Pascoe International
Naval architect: Pascoe International
Exterior designer: Pascoe International

H Limousine Tender

LOA: 11m
Builder: Compass Tenders
Naval architect: AllSeas Design
Exterior designer: Reymond Langton Design

Open Tender

LOA: 10m
Builder: Compas Tenders
Naval architect: AllSeas Design
Exterior designer: Reymond Langton Design

Limousine Tender

LOA: 13m
Builder: Cockwells
Naval architect: Wolstenholme Yacht Design
Exterior designer: Cockwells

Halo 470

LOA: 14.3m
Builder: Ocean 1 Yachts
Naval architect: Matt Welton Yacht Designs
Exterior designer: Facheris Design

Silverline

LOA: 9m
Builder: Yachtwerft Meyer
Naval architect: Yachtwerft Meyer
Exterior designer: Yachtwerft Meyer and HDB Design

The winners of the BOAT  Design & Innovation Awards 2024 were announced at the Superyacht Design Festival in January 2024.

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