The BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards celebrate some of the year's greatest achievements in yacht design. Each category represents one fundamental design detail, from naval architecture and exterior lines to interior layout and aesthetics, and the awards are presented during our annual celebration at the Superyacht Design Festival. The awards are open to yachts equal to or more than 24 metres LOA and delivered to their owners between November 1, 2019 and October 31, 2020.
Registrations are now open and will remain open until Friday 9 October at 11:59pm. All supporting documents must be submitted in full to BOAT by Friday 30 October. Here's why you should enter...
1. PR opportunities
In addition to coverage by BOAT International, the 2020 BOAT International Design & Innovation Award winners were covered by over 13 media outlets with a global reach potential of 601 million, including Forbes, Tatler, The Daily Telegraph and Corriere della Sera. Entering the competition will earn your brand exposure both in the yachting and wider luxury markets.
2. New business
As a winner or nominee, prospective clients are more likely to seek you out. Entering the awards provides fantastic exposure and credibility that can help you earn new business.
In a busy industry it’s important to stand out and our awards allow you to be recognised by experienced judges as innovators and game changers of superyacht design. The award process can help focus your attention on your immediate competition, identify areas for refinement or change or ways to continue to innovate and stay at the top.
4. Employee motivation
2020 has been a difficult year. What better way to celebrate team cohesion and innovation than by winning a Design & Innovation Award? Industry competitions help unite teams, boost staff morale and improve motivation.
5. Attract talent
Our Young Designer of the Year competition highlights some of the best new talent coming into the yachting industry. Award-winning businesses are more likely to attract top talent that can help elevate your business to the next level.