The 6 sponsors of the Superyacht Design Symposium 2018


sponsors of the Superyacht Design Symposium 2018

Now in its tenth year, the Superyacht Design Symposium invites the superyacht industry to share and compare concepts and experiences stimulating authoritative and, at times, controversial debate to positively influence future superyacht projects. The biggest names in superyacht design are joined by experts from the wider design community for two days of discussion about yacht design.

With the support of our valuable partners, the 2018 Symposium returns to Kitzbuhel. This year's partners are:

Event partners: Videoworks, Oceanco, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, Clyde & Co, Sabrina Monte-Carlo

Mountain Lodge Partner: Dynamiq

1. Event Partner: Videoworks

Videoworks is a leading company in the field of Systems integration. It specialises in the design, production and installation of high-end home automation and audio/visual systems, software, networks, video surveillance and advanced lighting engineering systems. Thanks to its expertise and 360-degree experience, Videoworks can offer its exclusive clients a complete system architecture made of hardware and software with ad hoc after-sales contracts to always assist the client in every place/situation.

Its systems are easy to manage and are created with the purpose of offering the best experience to the end users who can boost their wellbeing and on board quality life. Videoworks’ staff is exclusively made up of audio/visual professionals, but also true longtime enthusiasts who contribute to creating their renowned concept of “artisan technology”. The company has international offices in Aalsmeer (The Netherlands) with its “Videoworks Europe BV” company, as well as in Ancona, London, Milan, Moscow and Viareggio.


Event Partner: Oceanco

Since its inception in 1987, Oceanco has specialised in building sophisticated custom yachts from 80 to 140 metres in length, offering a highly personal service to clients, with state of the art yacht-building facilities in the Netherlands complemented by a design, sales and marketing office in Monaco. All of Oceanco’s yachts built since 2007 have the distinction of appearing in “The World’s Top 100 Yachts” list; the 82 metre Alfa Nero, the 85.5 metre Seven Seas and 91.5 metre Equanimity, to name only a few.

The 85 metre Aquijo is Oceanco’s first delivery in 2016 and the industry’s largest ketch, which will soon be followed by an impressive and innovative 105 metre three masted Dyna Rig. Several superyachts are currently under construction and continuous research and development is wrapped around the constant search for new shapes, materials and technologies. Oceanco is conscious of the environmental impact of building, owning and operating a superyacht.

Oceanco is pleased to support the Young Designer of the Year Award again, in conjunction with Boat International Media. Winning this prestigious award is an important milestone in the career of student and trainee designers. At Oceanco, we follow new design talent with great interest and are pleased to be able to encourage and celebrate their vision.


Event Partner: Design Centre Chelsea Harbour

A commitment to design excellence has put Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour firmly on the map. The largest of its kind in Europe, it is renowned as the place to discover world-class talent and exchange ideas with established makers, emerging innovators and luxury brands. For the ever-evolving world of yacht design, it has become a relevant hub with yacht designers, architects and style-seekers flying in from all over the world to see what is on the style radar there. Nowhere else will they find such a high concentration of the biggest names in design, all at one address.

Creations from over 600 international brands meet the exacting standards demanded by the marine marketplace and the needs of a savvy clientele. With a reputation for providing imaginative solutions for the world’s most prestigious projects, what is on offer is simply beyond compare. Carefully selected for their impeccable credentials, the 120 showrooms present a treasure trove of designs, imagined by some of the most creative minds in the industry. High performance products, skilled workmanship and technical ability lie at the heart of the offering. Details like exquisite materials and finishes are at their best close up, and visitors can experience them in person as well as seek out expertise in the showrooms. Many have long-term relationships with designers and the collaborative nature of project work leads to some impressive results. Bespoke products is another forte – with countless companies creating tailor-made pieces, providing clients a rare level of access inside the creative process.

More than a design resource, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is thriving platform, both creatively and commercially, at the heart of a highly-globalised design community. It has long been a catalyst of creative connections, but now an exciting new chapter is unfolding. With strategic expansion on the horizon, some highly influential names moving in and a landmark building project underway, the sense of community (already one of its greatest strengths) is set to get stronger. Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is bricks, mortar and beyond.


Event Partner: Clyde & Co

With over 20 years of direct sector experience, Clyde & Co understand the superyacht industry and its potential challenges, offering a boutique and tailored service to all of their clients.

Clyde & Co's lawyers provide legal advice across every aspect of superyacht law.

Clyde & Co add value to their clients by using sector experience underpinned with legal knowledge to truly get the best results, even if this means having to address issues from a less traditional angle.

As a firm, Clyde & Co has a resolute focus on the core sectors of marine/shipping, financing, insurance, aviation, energy, infrastructure, and trade. Combining their practice excellence and deep industry knowledge, they provide clients with a distinct competitive advantage, bringing together legal expertise, commercial insight and close professional support.


Event Partner: Sabrina Monte-Carlo

Founded in 1995, Sabrina Monte-Carlo is a recognised exterior and interior decorating firm with a network of five showrooms from Monaco to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

Having decorated over 100 yachts and working closely with the world's leading shipyards, naval architects and interior designers, yachting expertise is deeply anchored in the company's DNA.

Aspiring to be a one-stop destination for all furnishing requests from yacht owners and crew members, it offers a wide selection of furniture, fabrics, linen, tableware, accessories & amenities from the most prestigious manufacturers.

The reactive and multi-lingual team including architects, designers, fabrics and tableware specialists aim to provide its clientele with the most complete service. From research and advisory, to the design proposal, the ordering process and finally the delivery and installation, the team strives to offer its clients the products that fit their needs and taste the best.


Mountain Lodge Partner: Dynamiq

Dynamiq is a Monaco-based builder of superyachts with unique functionality. Using leading-edge technology and in-depth hydrodynamic research, Dynamiq has created a family of all-aluminium yachts that combine the 20-knot-plus maximum speeds of sport cruisers with the comfort and 3,000-mile range of displacement vessels. It calls this new yacht category Gran Turismo Transatlantic, or GTT for short.

The brand was started in 2011 by experienced yacht broker and designer Sergei Dobroserdov, who assembled a “dream team” of world thinkers, designers and naval architects to design and fine-tune a new concept in yachting.

Dynamiq is also the first company in the superyacht industry to introduce an Online Configurator, allowing its yachts to be easily and transparently customised down to the last detail.

Its yachts are built in a modern facility in Viareggio on Italy’s Tuscan coast under strict supervision and meticulous quality control. Dynamiq have launched two yachts to date: 39 metre Jetsetter, which is currently moored in Monaco marina, and the GTT 115 Hybrid designed by Studio F. A. Porsche.