Dutch yards win sea of Awards at Design Innovation Awards

29 jan 2018

The newly retitled Boat International Design & Innovation Awards took place on Sunday 28 January 2018 in Kitzbühel, Austria. There were in total 8 awards in several categories for HISWA Holland Yachting Group members Oceanco, Heesen Yachts, Feadship, Royal Huisman and Vitters Shipyard. A remarkable point: the members received half of the total number of design awards this year.

The Boat International Design & Innovation Awards were specifically devised to judge and recognise the designers responsible for the individual elements of a superyacht. Aspects of the most impressive yachts launched in the preceding calendar year are scrutinised and judged by a panel of design experts. While the World Superyacht Awards recognises superyachts in their entirety, the Boat International Design & Innovation Awards focuses directly on the fundamental design aspects of superyacht design such as naval architecture, exterior design and interior layout, and brings the specialist design skills of the industry’s most talented teams into the spotlight.

HISWA Holland Yachting Group winners per category

Best Exterior Styling - Motor Yachts 45m and Above Winner
Jubilee
Length: 110m
Builder: Oceanco

Best Exterior Styling - Sailing Yachts
Ngoni
Length: 58.2m
Builder: Royal Huisman

Best Interior Design - Motor Yachts 1,000GT and Above
Faith
Length: 96.6m
Builder: Feadship

Best Interior Design - Sailing Yachts
Ribelle
Length: 32.5m
Builder:Vitters

Best Naval Architecture - Displacement Motor Yachts
Home
Length: 50m
Builder: Heesen Yachts

Best Naval Architecture - Sailing Yachts
Ngoni
Length: 58.2m
Builder: Royal Huisman

Best General Arrangement & Deck Design
Faith
Length: 96.6m
Builder: Feadship

Best Ecological Design and Operation Innovation
Home
Length: 50m
Builder: Heesen Yachts