At the recent Superyacht Design Symposium, we asked four top designers whether the industry is reaching a revolutionary moment. And if so, are we doing enough to prepare for it?
Jonny Horsfield, founder of H2 Yacht Design admitted: “There is a lot of convention in our industry that is very difficult to break. To push a new idea through takes a lot of perseverance. It’s not a revolution, it’s an evolution led by the client, with us gently guiding them along.”
Horsfield explained that this can be seen in the types of areas that owners focus their attention on: “Superyacht gyms are now becoming the primary space on board, whereas 20 years ago it might have been the owner’s suite or the dining room.” And looking to the future, he added: “I think all of us are looking forward to flat satellite domes, which will be a breath of fresh air in terms of exterior design at least."