Young Designer of the Year award planning 2024

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Everything you need to know about the Young Designer of the Year Award 2025

17 April 2024 • Written by Hannah Rankine

The Young Designer of the Year Award celebrates the original concepts of student and trainee yacht designers from around the globe. Sponsored by Feadship, this highly regarded award tasks young designers with a realistic client request to challenge their ideas, technical ability and aptitude for delivery. The brief is set to provide valuable and authentic insight into the reality of working as a designer within the superyacht industry.

The task

This year’s task challenges applicants to design a rugged expedition yacht complete with helicopter and scientific research facilities. Nonetheless, the yacht must still embody the comfort and facilities synonymous with the Feadship brand. View further details of the task here.

The entry requirements

The Young Designer of the Year Award 2025 is open to designers who will be 28 years old or younger on 1 January 2025. Entrants must not have been employed for more than living expenses in a yacht design studio. Find out further details on the entry requirements here.

The judges

The Young Designer of the Year Award is judged by a panel consisting of internationally known yacht designers. This year, entrants will be reviewed by representatives from the likes of Winch Design, Tim Heywood Designs and Reymond Langton Design.

The prize

The winner of the Young Designer of the Year Award 2025 will be offered an internship at Feadship as well as a cash prize of €3,000.

Feadship Collaborative Challenge

A new addition to the Young Designer of the Year Award 2025 is the Feadship Collaborative Challenge. The successful finalists will be invited to Feadship’s design office Studio De Voogt in April 2025 in the Netherlands to participate in a collaborative challenge on a design brief for Feadship. Should the final design meet Feadship’s professional standards, the young designers will see it promoted at the Monaco Yacht Show and possibly beyond! Further details will be revealed soon.

Entries for the Young Designer of the Year Award 2025 are now open and the winner will be announced at the Superyacht Design Festival. If you have any questions, please contact the events team.