ShowBoats Design Awards 2015 finalists announced

28 November 2014

The ShowBoats Design Awards are set to make a triumphant return to the Tyrolean Alps during the Superyacht Design Symposium on 23rd February 2015.

A prestigious list of finalists for the 2015 competition now stand in contention to receive a Golden Neptune trophy. ShowBoats International *and *Boat International’s editorial teams have refined the nominees to a shortlist, from which the winners will be chosen by an independent panel of expert judges.

Now in its sixth edition, the ShowBoats Design Awards will honour the innovators and creative minds behind the most exceptional superyacht designs of 2014. Focused entirely on the design aspects of superyacht production, the Awards will recognize creative excellence across a range of categories including Interior Design, Exterior Design & Styling, Naval Architecture, Holistic Design and Tender Design.

Finalists include 81.8m motor yacht Kibo which was delivered to her owner in June 2014. The yacht, built by Abeking & Rasmussen with interior and exterior by Terence Disdale Design was the ‘cover star’ of Boat International’s October relaunch issue.

Grace E, a 73m motor yacht built by Picchiotti (Perini Navi Group) featuring exterior design by Philippe Briand and interior design by Rémi Tessier, was debuted at the Monaco Yacht Show and takes a finalist spot in both interior and exterior design categories.

Heesen’s 40m Galatea was one of twelve yachts shortlisted in the interior design class for motor yachts below 500GT, and Royal Huisman’s Wisp (47.65m) is a strong contender across the sailing yacht categories.

This year’s prize giving ceremony will take place on Day One of the Superyacht Design Symposium, after which all guests of the event will come together for an evening of celebration.

The addition of the Awards to the Superyacht Design Symposium programme enhances an already inspiring three-day agenda of discussion, networking opportunities and skiing in this idyllic wintery destination. Interactive, thought-provoking presentation and discussion will be led by expert speakers including icons of design such as Terence Disdale, Andrew Winch and Piero Lissoni to name a few.

An impressive list of attendees have already confirmed their attendance at the 2015 Symposium. A sell-out event is expected in 2015 and delegates are encouraged to purchase their tickets for the Superyacht Design Symposium without delay to avoid disappointment.