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Finalists of the Design and Innovation Awards 2021 revealed

24 February 2021

The 2021 BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards acknowledges not only naval architecture and styling but also design and technology aspects that represent innovation, engineering and sustainability amid the changing demands of yacht owners. Last month the awards' Judges assembled via a digital platform to conduct the first ever digital Design and Innovation Awards Judging days. With the winners to be revealed at the Superyacht Design Festival set for July 2021 in Milan, let's take a look at who they confirmed as their finalists.

1. Outstanding Exterior Motor Yacht Design - 24m to 39.9m

Name: AB 80
Length: 25.4m
Exterior Design: Gruppo FIPA/Acube Desgin
Naval Architecture: Gruppo FIPA
Builder: Gruppo FIPA

Name: Club M
Length: 39.8m
Exterior Design: Horacio Bozzo
Naval Architecture: Baglietto
Builder: Baglietto

Name: Grey Shark
Length: 26.9m
Exterior Design: Officina Italiana Design
Naval Architecture: Ferretti Group - Riva
Builder: Ferretti Group - Riva

Name: Jakat
Length: 25.2m
Exterior Design: Ken Freivokh
Naval Architecture: Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture & Azimut
Builder: Azimut

Name: K-584
Length: 36.6m
Exterior Design: Andrea Vallicelli
Naval Architecture: Yachting Expertise
Builder: CPN

Name: Perfect Lady
Length: 33.3m
Exterior Design: Alberto Mancini
Naval Architecture: Overmarine
Builder: Overmarine

Name: SX112
Length: 34.1m
Exterior Design: Zuccon International Project
Naval Architecture: Sanlorenzo
Builder: Sanlorenzo

2. Outstanding Exterior Motor Yacht Design - 40m to 59.9m

Name: Arkadia
Length: 50m
Exterior Design: Clifford Denn Design
Naval Architecture: Heesen
Builder: Heesen

Name: Blue II
Length: 56m
Exterior Design: Hoek Design Naval Architects
Naval Architecture: Hoek Design Naval Architects
Builder: Turquoise Yachts

Name: EIV
Length: 48.8m
Exterior Design: Team For Design
Naval Architecture: Arrabito Naval Architects
Builder: Rossinavi

Name: Geco
Length: 55.2m
Exterior Design: GMC Architecture
Naval Architecture: Admiral - The Italian Sea Group
Builder: Admiral - The Italian Sea Group

Name: LEL
Length: 49.7m
Exterior Design: LUCA DINI Design & Architecture
Naval Architecture: Arrabito Naval Architects
Builder: Rossinavi

Name: Rebeca
Length: 40.8m
Exterior Design: RWD
Naval Architecture: Benetti & Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture
Builder: Benetti

3. Outstanding Exterior Motor Yacht Design - 60m and above

Name: Arrow
Length: 75m
Exterior Design: H2 Yacht Design
Naval Architecture: Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects
Builder: Feadship

Name: Artefact
Length: 80m
Exterior Design: Gregory C. Marshall
Naval Architecture: Nobiskrug
Builder: Nobiskrug

Name: La Datcha
Length: 77m
Exterior Design: Azure Yacht Design
Naval Architecture: Damen
Builder: Damen

Name: Lana
Length: 107m
Exterior Design: Benetti
Naval Architecture: Benetti & Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture
Builder: Benetti

Name: Soaring
Length: 68.2m
Exterior Design: Focus Yacht Design
Naval Architecture: Abeking & Rasmussen
Builder: Abeking & Rasmussen

4. Outstanding Exterior Sailing Yacht Design

Name: BeCool
Length: 29.6m
Exterior Design: German Frers
Naval Architecture: German Frers
Builder: Nautor's Swan

Name: CeFeA
Length: 33.8m
Exterior Design: MYT
Naval Architecture: Javier Soto Acebal
Builder: Solaris Yachts

Name: Halekai
Length: 39.4m
Exterior Design: Hoek Design Naval Architects
Naval Architecture: Hoek Design Naval Architects
Builder: Pendennis

Name: Meraki
Length: 49.7m
Exterior Design: Hoek Design Naval Architects
Naval Architecture: Hoek Design Naval Architects
Builder: Vitters

Name: Morgana
Length: 30.5m
Exterior Design: Nauta Yachts
Naval Architecture: Reichel-Pugh
Builder: Southern Wind Shipyard

Name: Sea Eagle II
Length: 81m
Exterior Design: Dykstra Naval Architects/Mark Whiteley
Naval Architecture: Dykstra Naval Architects
Builder: Royal Huisman

5. Best Motor Yacht Interior Design - 499GT and below

Name: H1
Length: 44m
Interior Design: Michele Bönan
Naval Architecture: Sanlorenzo
Builder: Sanlorenzo

Name: Aurelia
Length: 39.4m
Interior Design: Francesco Paszkowski
Naval Architecture: Hydro Tec
Builder: Cantiere delle Marche

Name: CLB88
Length: 27.1m
Interior Design: Jozeph Forakis
Naval Architecture: CL Yachts
Builder: CL Yachts

Name: Club M
Length: 39.8m
Interior Design: Salvagni Architetti
Naval Architecture: Baglietto
Builder: Baglietto

Name: Custom Line Navetta 30
Length: 28.4m
Interior Design: Citterio Viel
Naval Architecture: Ferretti Group
Builder: Custom Line - Ferretti Group

Name: LEL
Length: 49.7m
Interior Design: LUCA DINI Design & Architecture
Naval Architecture: Arrabito Naval Architects
Builder: Rossinavi

Name: Touch Me
Length: 43.3m
Interior Design: Fulvio De Simoni
Naval Architecture: Ferretti Group
Builder: Pershing - Ferretti Group

6. Best Motor Yacht Interior Design - 500GT and above

Name: Arrow
Length: 75m
Interior Design: H2 Yacht Design
Naval Architecture: Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects
Builder: Feadship

Name: Artefact
Length: 80m
Interior Design: Reymond Langton Design
Naval Architecture: Nobiskrug
Builder: Nobiskrug

Name: Lana
Length: 107m
Interior Design: Benetti
Naval Architecture: Benetti & Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture
Builder: Benetti

Name: Luminosity
Length: 107.6m
Interior Design: Zaniz Jakubowski Design
Naval Architecture: Benetti & Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture
Builder: Benetti

Name: Severin°s
Length: 55m
Interior Design: Francesco Paszkowski/Margherita Casprini
Naval Architecture: Baglietto
Builder: Baglietto

Name: Soaring
Length: 68.2m
Interior Design: Focus Yacht Design
Naval Architecture: Abeking & Rasmussen
Builder: Abeking & Rasmussen

Name: Solemates
Length: 55m
Interior Design: Bannenberg & Rowell/Fanny Haim
Naval Architecture: Heesen/Van Oossanen Naval Architects
Builder: Heesen

7. Best Sailing Yacht Interior Design

Name: BeCool
Length: 29.6m
Interior Design: Misa Poggi
Naval Architecture: German Frers
Builder: Nautor's Swan

Name: CeFeA
Length: 33.8m
Interior Design: MYT
Naval Architecture: Javier Soto Acebal
Builder: Solaris Yachts

Name: Geist
Length: 33.9m
Interior Design: Tom Smith/Spirit Yachts & Rhoades Young
Naval Architecture: Sean McMillan
Builder: Spirit Yachts

Name: Morgana
Length: 30.5m
Interior Design: Nauta Yachts
Naval Architecture: Reichel-Pugh
Builder: Southern Wind Shipyard

8. Best Naval Architecture Displacement Motor Yachts

Name: Artefact
Length: 80m
Naval Architecture: Nobiskrug
Builder: Nobiskrug

Name: Aurelia
Length: 39.4m
Naval Architecture: Hydro Tec
Builder: Cantiere delle Marche

Name: Custom Line Navetta 30
Length: 28.4m
Naval Architecture: Ferretti Group
Builder: Custom Line - Ferretti Group

Name: Florentia
Length: 52m
Naval Architecture: Arrabito Naval Architects
Builder: Rossinavi

Name: Framura
Length: 55m
Naval Architecture: Codecasa
Builder: Codecasa

Name: Rebeca
Length: 40.8m
Naval Architecture: Benetti & Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture
Builder: Benetti

Name: RJ 130
Length: 39.4m
Naval Architecture: Hydro Tec
Builder: Cantiere delle Marche

9. Best Naval Architecture Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts

Name: Andreika IV
Length: 31.2m
Naval Architecture: Laurent Giles
Builder: Alpha Custom Yachts

Name: Club M
Length: 39.8m
Naval Architecture: Baglietto
Builder: Baglietto

Name: Jakat
Length: 25.2m
Naval Architecture: Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture & Azimut
Builder: Azimut

Name: Touch Me
Length: 43.3m
Naval Architecture: Ferretti Group
Builder: Pershing - Ferretti Group

10. Best Naval Architecture Sailing Yachts

Name: BeCool
Length: 29.6m
Naval Architecture: German Frers
Builder: Nautor's Swan

Name: CeFeA
Length: 33.8m
Naval Architecture: Javier Soto Acebal
Builder: Solaris Yachts

Name: Meraki
Length: 49.7m
Naval Architecture: Hoek Design Naval Architects
Builder: Vitters

Name: Morgana
Length: 30.5m
Naval Architecture: Reichel-Pugh
Builder: Southern Wind Shipyard

Name: Sea Eagle II
Length: 81m
Naval Architecture: Dykstra Naval Architects
Builder: Royal Huisman

11. Best New Series

Model: Flexplorer 130
Name: Aurelia
Length: 39.4m
Builder: Cantiere delle Marche
Naval Architecture: Hydro Tec
Exterior Design: Hydro Tec
Interior Design: Francesco Paszkowski

Model: Mangusta GranSport 33
Name: Perfect Lady
Length: 33.3m
Builder: Overmarine
Naval Architecture: Overmarine
Exterior Design: Alberto Mancini
Interior Design: Alberto Mancini/Overmarine

Model: OA27M Explorer
Name:  Ocean Alexander 27E
Length: 27m
Builder: Ocean Alexander
Naval Architecture: Arrabito Naval Architects
Exterior Design: Evan K. Marshall
Interior Design: Evan K. Marshall

Model: Oasis 40M
Name: Rebeca
Length: 40.8m
Builder: Benetti
Naval Architecture: Benetti & Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture
Exterior Design: RWD
Interior Design: Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture

Model: Riva 88' Folgore
Name: Grey Shark
Length: 26.9m
Builder:  Ferretti Group - Riva
Naval Architecture: Ferretti Group - Riva
Exterior Design: Officina Italiana Design
Interior Design: Officina Italiana Design

Model: Spritz 102
Name: Andreika IV
Length: 31.2m
Builder: Alpha Custom Yachts
Naval Architecture: Laurent Giles
Exterior Design: Giorgio M. Cassetta
Interior Design: Giorgio  M. Cassetta & Paola Aboumrad

12. Eco Award

Name: Artefact
Length: 80m  
Builder: Nobiskrug
Naval Architecture: Nobiskrug
Exterior Design: Gregory C. Marshall
Interior Design: Reymond Langton Design

Name: Geist
Length: 33.9m
Builder: Spirit Yachts
Naval Architecture: Sean McMillan
Exterior Design: Sean McMillan & Spirit Yachts
Interior Design: Tom Smith/Spirit Yachts & Rhoades Young

Name: Luminosity
Length: 107.6m
Builder: Benetti
Naval Architecture: Benetti & Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture
Exterior Design: Giorgio M. Cassetta/Reymond Langton Design/Zaniz Jakubowski Design
Interior Design: Zaniz Jakubowski Design

13. Outstanding Lifestyle Feature

Name: H1 - Owners' Suite
Length: 44m
Interior Design: Michele Bönan
Exterior Design: Zuccon International Project
Naval Architecture: Sanlorenzo
Builder: Sanlorenzo

Name: Alkhor - Owners' Deck
Length: 70m
Interior Design: Luxury Projects - Laura Pomponi
Exterior Design: Benetti
Naval Architecture: Benetti
Builder: Benetti

Name: LEL - Beach Club
Length: 49.7m
Exterior Design: LUCA DINI Design & Architecture
Interior Design: LUCA DINI Design & Architecture
Naval Architecture: Arrabito Naval Architects
Builder: Rossinavi

Name: Luminosity - Beach Club
Length: 107.6m
Exterior Design: Giorgio M. Cassetta/Reymond Langton Design/Zaniz Jakubowski Design
Interior Design: Zaniz Jakubowski Design
Naval Architecture: Benetti & Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture
Builder: Benetti

Name: Rebeca - Beach Area
Length: 40.8m
Exterior Design: RWD
Interior Design: Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture
Naval Architecture: Benetti & Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture
Builder: Benetti

Name: SX112 - Beach Club
Length: 34.1m
Exterior Design: Zuccon International Project
Interior Design:
Builder: Sanlorenzo
Naval Architecture: Sanlorenzo

14. Innovation of the Year

Product/Process: Carbon Fibre A-Frame Crane on board Aurelia
Length: 39.4m
Builder/Developer: Cantiere delle Marche
Naval Architecture: Hydro Tec

Product/Process: DC Hybrid Power on board Artefact
Length: 80m   
Builder/Developer: Nobiskrug
Naval Architecture: Nobiskrug

Product/Process: Flexible Stone Veneer on board Alkhor
Length: 70m
Builder/Developer: Luxury Projects
Naval Architecture: Benetti

Product/Process: Marine Mechanical Ventilation System on board Jakat
Length: 25.2m
Builder/Developer: Azimut/BCool Engineering
Naval Architecture: Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture & Azimut

Product/Process: Viraflame Glass on board Luminosity
Length: 107.6m
Builder/Developer: Benetti/Viraver
Naval Architecture: Benetti & Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture

15. Tender of the Year

Name: T/T Arrow
Length: 9.5m
Builder: Yachtwerft Meyer GmbH
Naval Architecture: Yachtwerft Meyer GmbH
Design: Yachtwerft Meyer GmbH

Name: T/T Radiant
Length: 11.6m
Builder: Yachtwerft Meyer GmbH
Naval Architecture: Yachtwerft Meyer GmbH
Design: Yachtwerft Meyer GmbH/Doelker & Voges

Name: T/T Soaring
Length: 9m
Builder: Compass Tenders
Naval Architecture: Compass Tenders
Design: Focus Yacht Design

Name: Wajer 38 | 2
Length: 11.8m
Builder: Wajer Yachts
Naval Architecture: Vripack
Design: Wajer Yachts & Vripack

Name: WB14
Length: 14m
Builder: Wooden Boats
Naval Architecture: Wooden Boats
Design: Giorgio M. Cassetta

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