The Judges of the BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards

22 June 2022

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.

BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards 2019 - winners and judges

Our panel of esteemed judges includes:

Cristina de Basto, VP De Basto Designs

Captain Chris Gartner, Black Pearl

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

Sally Storey, Owner & Design Director, Lighting Design International

Guillaume Rolland, Director of Yacht Design, Liaigre


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.