About the Boat International Design & Innovation Awards 2018
The Boat International Design & Innovation Awards were specifically devised to judge and recognise the designers responsible for the individual elements of a superyacht. Aspects of the most impressive yachts launched in the preceding calendar year are scrutinised and judged by a panel of design experts.
While the World Superyacht Awards recognises superyachts in their entirety, the Boat International Design & Innovation Awards focuses directly on the fundamental design aspects of superyacht design such as naval architecture, exterior design and interior layout, and brings the specialist design skills of the industry’s most talented teams into the spotlight.
Previously called the ShowBoats Design Awards, the name changed to reflect our increased focus on design and the innovation that accompanies it, as well as highlight features that make a boat successful and smart from an operational perspective.