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Superyacht Design Festival 2021: Everything you need to know

10 June 2021

New dates have been announced for the 2021 Superyacht Design Festival, hosted by BOAT International Media together with event partners Oceanco, BenettiVideoworks and supporting partner Viraver. The design festival will now take place in the Italian city of Milan between December 1 and 3, 2021.

The Superyacht Design Festival will now take place in Milan in December.

Created to celebrate the world of superyacht design and to offer a powerful and inspiring platform for thought-provoking discussion and exclusive network opportunities, the Superyacht Design Festival normally features the announcement of the winners of the Design and Innovation Awards as well as the Young Designer of the Year Award. In 2021, however, the program of events will unfold differently as a result of ongoing travel and event restrictions.

The Young Designer of the Year Award winner will now be announced online on July 1, 2021, and in the BOAT International and BOAT US August issues. The award provides recognition within the industry for up-and-coming designers and offers them the opportunity to fast-track their careers with a coveted internship at Dutch shipyard Oceanco.

Last year's Young Designer winner, Valentin Weigand.

This will be shortly followed by the online announcement of the winner of the BOAT International Design and Innovation Awards on July 7, 2021, which will also appear in the August issues of BOAT International and BOAT US. This award acknowledges the naval architecture and design aspects of cutting-edge superyachts that represent innovative engineering and styling amid the changing demands of owners and increasing presence of new technologies.

In December, the Superyacht Design Festival will feature an extended program of speakers and enhanced social events, plus a winners display for the recipients of the Young Designer of the Year and the Design and Innovation Awards. This year in Milan, Tim Heywood, Alberto Alessi and Patricia Viel are just some of the handpicked panel of industry superstars that will join us on stage.

The winner of the BOAT International Design and Innovation Awards will be announced online on July 7.

Tickets for the Superyacht Design Festival in December will be available shortly. To register your interest to attend, please email events@boatinternationalmedia.com.