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5 reasons to attend the Superyacht Design Festival 2023

22 November 2022

Running from February 8 - 10, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, this year's Superyacht Design Festival is set to bring together leaders of the superyacht industry and guests from the luxury community to celebrate the world of design through innovating discussion and exclusive network opportunities. If you haven't got your ticket already, here are five reasons to secure your place now. 


Hit the slopes in the Dolomitic Alps

After a successful event in 2020, the Superyacht Design Festival will return to the Italian town of Cortina d'Ampezzo. In the centre of the Dolomitic Alps, Cortina is known for being a stylish winter resort and the town centre's various venues have proven to be the perfect setting for the event. Set in a backdrop of snowy mountains, Cortina is not only scenic, but home to many chic boutiques, spas and fantastic ski slopes.

For those visiting Cortina d'Ampezzo for the 2023 Superyacht Design Festival, a special selection of hotels offering preferential rates has been made available. All of these hotels are within walking distance of the Festival, which will take place in Cortina's town centre and offer first-class services for all guests.

Build industry connections

In addition to the first-class event sponsors, guests will include designers, innovators and leaders of the luxury community. Therefore, some of the industry’s key players will be present, offering attendees a great chance for heightened socialising and networking in a relaxed setting. 

Hear insight from a star-studded line-up

This year’s impressive line-up of speakers includes the likes of the art director of the well-known comic, movie and show studio Marvel, the CEO of one of the Netherlands' leading yacht builders, Feadship, a trend forecaster from Pantone, and the owner of the brand-new catamaran ArtExplorer. The agenda runs over three days, starting on February 8 with the BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards. Also included in the ticket price is access to the event app with the agenda, speaker information and sponsors.

Compete in the renowned Ski Cup

As one of the key items in the social programme, the Ski Cup is organised so guests can get a memorable experience in the beautiful Dolomitic Alps. The annual event gets guests' competitive spirits going with a timed race down a giant slalom course.

Enjoy the Après Ski 

A fun day on the slopes should be topped off with some après ski fun and the Superyacht Design Festival's Ski Cup is no different. After the Ski Cup competitors and spectators will come together for the Après Ski Closing Party and raise a toast to the newly-crowned Ski Cup champions. As part of the Superyacht Design Festival, the social programme will also see attendees enjoy a Celebratory Cocktail Evening after the Design and Innovation Awards and a Festival Party, after the first day of the conference.