In order to decide the BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards winners in the fairest manner, we have adopted the same transparent judging procedures that have distinguished the World Superyacht Awards to set them apart from others.
In this respect, we assemble a wholly independent jury comprised of acclaimed designers and stylists from within as well as outside the marine industry, all with expert knowledge in their specific fields.
Cristina de Basto, VP De Basto Designs
Jozeph Forakis, founder & president, jozeph forakis ... Design
Captain Chris Gartner, Black Pearl
Claire German, managing director, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, London
Fabrizio Giugiaro, president & creative director, Giugiaro Architettura
Tim Gosling, director, Gosling Limited
Cyril Le Sourd, co-founder, SPARK Marine
Sabrina Monteleone, owner, Sabrina Monte-Carlo
Merfyn Owen, partner, Owen Clarke Design
Guillaume Rolland, director of yacht design, Liaigre
James Roy, managing director, Lateral Engineering
Sam Sorgiovanni, yacht designer, Sorgiovanni Designs
Sally Storey, owner & design director, Lighting Design International
Giorgio Vafiadis, founder, Studio Vafiadis
Cecile Gauert, executive editor, BOAT International, BOAT International US
Marilyn Mower, books editor & editor-at-large, BOAT International
We would like to thank the panel of judges for their dedication, commitment and support.