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.
Our panel of esteemed judges includes:
Cristina de Basto, VP De Basto Designs
Bob Corcoran, Captain, 77m Samar
Jozeph Forakis, Founder & President, jozeph forakis ... Design
Claire German, Managing Director, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, London
Fabrizio Giugiaro, President & Creative Director, Giugiaro Architettura
Tim Gosling, Director, Gosling Limited
Sabrina Monteleone, Owner, Sabrina Monte-Carlo
Merfyn Owen, Partner, Owen Clarke Design
James Roy, Managing Director, Lateral Engineering
Sam Sorgiovanni, Yacht Designer, Sorgiovanni Designs
Donald Starkey, Donald Starkey Designs
Sally Storey, Owner & Design Director, Lighting Design International
Alexandre Thiriat, Founder and Director, Alexandre THIRIAT Yachts & More...
Marilyn Mower, Books Editor & Editor-at-Large, BOAT International Media
Cecile Gauert, Executive Editor, BOAT International, BOAT International US
We would like to thank the panel of judges for their dedication, commitment and support.