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Superyacht Design Symposium 2016 technical workshops

2 November 2015

The Technical Workshops at the Superyacht Design Symposium run concurrently with Plenary Sessions. These sessions will accommodate a maximum of 50 guests and will be held in the Workshop Room on Level 1 of the K3 KitzKongress.

Technical Workshops

PYC Discussion Group

An industry discussion on the code, and how it’s impacting superyacht design, including a case study from the building of I Dynasty from Richard Hein, The A Group.

Moderated by Marilyn Mower, Editor-at-large, Boat International Media


Dirk de Jong - Oceanco,

Richard Hein - The A Group

Ronno Schouten - De Voogt Naval Architects

Superyacht 2026

In association with Kymeta Panasonic
Anticipating tomorrow’s customer. What will inspire them? Does the traditional GA need a re-think, and what does the future hold for superyacht A/V?

Moderated by Stewart Campbell, Editor, Boat International


Thierry Gaugain, Gaugain

John Leonida, Clyde & Co

Frank Mulder, Mulder Design

Sally Storey, Lighting Design International

Maurizio Minossi, Videoworks

Designing a secure yacht

A presentation by leading security firm MAST on what ‘secure superyachting’ means in 2016, bringing in the security challenges presented by some of the world’s more isolated waters, and keeping your yacht cyber-secure.

Moderated by Stewart Campbell, Editor, Boat International


Philip Cable, MAST Security

Rear Admiral Anthony Rix, MAST Security

Andrei Afitsinski, MAST Security

Cruising without limits

Owners want to go further. What does this mean for superyacht design? What makes an expedition yacht, is Ice Class really necessary and extreme sailers.

Moderated by Cecile Gauert, Senior Editor, ShowBoats


Jonny Horsfield, H2 Yacht Design

Frederic Jaouen, JFA Yachts

Ben Lyons, EYOS Expeditions

Bob van der Meiracker, Azure Naval Architects

Is it a villa or superyacht?

An exploration of how designers are blurring the lines between the inside and outside, using innovative glass solutions, ever more impressive balconies and even views of the underwater world.

Moderated by Caroline White, Boat International


Cristina Gherardi, CG Design

Frank Laupman, Omega Architects

Francesca Muzio, FM - Architettura d'Interni

James O'Callaghan, Eckersley O'Callaghan - Yacht Glass Design

Please note, sessions in both the plenary and workshop schedule are subject to change.