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Young Designer of the Year Awards 2020 Finalists Announced

Young Designer of the Year Awards 2020 Finalists Announced

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Luca Abbate

Concept Name: Med Wave

Nationality: Italian

Education: University of Genova

Designer Statement:

Med Wave is a sustainable yacht that has taken inspiration from Puglia’s beaches which are characterised both by a natural environment and continuity between the sand and the sea.

The yachts external lines are sinuous and soft. The lower deck offers an innovative layout in comparison to other yachts of similar size with an infinity pool and a jacuzzi, inspired by "Grotta della Poesia" in Puglia. The owners cabin is exterior facing with the owners deck boasting a private jacuzzi and pool. Nature is the theme throughout the internal areas, in the main deck there is an olive tree - an unequivocal symbol from Puglia's landscape - that can be seen from all the upper decks.

Each aspect of the design considers sustainability, including using hybrid engines. The yacht is able to sail in “Zero Emission Mode” with an electric propulsion, limiting pollution so the yacht can sail in protected areas. The comfort and sustainability on-board has been the main ambition during the refit.

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