Established in 2007, Lobanov Design is a studio for the future. With roots in everything from transport design and fine art to interiors and architecture, this young studio's diverse background gives it a fresh and dynamic approach to yacht design.
Having grown up in landlocked Moscow, founder Igor Lobanov's career began in pursuit of his passion for the automotive and aviation worlds. Degrees in maths, car design and a masters in transport design led him to a role within the exterior design department of an iconic automobile manufacturer, before a chance meeting with a superyacht owner in 2003 changed his trajectory entirely. The owner brought Lobanov on as his representative for a groundbreaking new 119m project in build at Blohm + Voss; a project that was to become the mighty motoryacht A.
This three year career diversion ignited a new nautical passion for Lobanov but also reaffirmed his love of design. Knowing that he had his own story to tell, he enlisted the help of his wife, artist Yulia, and founded Lobanov Design. Specialising in exterior design, the new studio hit the ground running at its first Monaco Yacht Show in 2007, exhibiting two visionary motoryacht concepts with two renowned shipyards.
Over the past decade, Lobanov Design has built itself around a world-class team of skilled professionals across offices in Moscow and Barcelona. Each team member brings with them a unique perspective on design, unexpected ideas and matchless expertise from a variety of fields: car design, interior design, motorbike design, architecture, aviation engineering and 3D modelling. This varied, comprehensive experience has helped Lobanov Design innovate, evolve and create, earning the studio respect and acclaim for its bold approach to luxury yacht design. Its first launch was the spectacular and extremely private 85.6m Y708 in 2013 with Oceanco and, most recently, the 110m Jubilee in 2017, the largest yacht to have been built in the Netherlands to date. Both yachts are multiple award-winning and pinnacles of design, human engineering and craftsmanship.
Driven by a desire to see more beauty in the world, Lobanov's designs are sculptural and modern, each one an ode to proportion and integrity. Through hand sketching, 3D modelling, visualisation, GA development and detail development, the studio helps clients translate their dreams into the ultimate custom superyachts. Each project is as unique as its owner, embodying its own design language and style but always consistent in quality and ingenuity.