M/Y Galàna has been selected as a FINALIST for the contest launched by Boat International and sponsored by Oceanco Yacht!
Boat International says:
"The Young Designer of the Year Award celebrates the original concepts of student and professional designers from around the globe. This highly regarded award tasks young designers with a realistic client request to challenge their ideas, technical ability and aptitude for delivery. The brief is set to provide valuable and authentic insight into the reality of working as a designer within the superyacht industry.
Presented in the inspiring setting of Kitzbühel, Austria at the Boat International Design & Innovation Awards on the first day of the Superyacht Design Symposium, the two winners of the Young Designer of the Year award will be awarded with a gold Neptune trophy and a cash prize. The coveted Neptune has quickly become a symbol of pride and distinction for the industry’s design professionals and provides the winner with the unique opportunity to receive critical acclaim in front of an international audience of superyacht owners, designers and industry leaders, and network among the most influential players in the yachting industry.
Below is a brief overview of what you will be required to produce when competing in the 2018 Awards.
You have now been a hardworking member of a leading yacht design studio for several years and have just seen the delivery of a project for which you had been a junior member of the design team. Your next project still awaits some decisions from the owner so, with no work on your horizon for at least three weeks, your boss calls you into his office and provides you with the following brief.
Develop a new design for a 60-metre LOA ‘Explorer Yacht’ that would be capable of cruising the world – from the polar ice to the tropics. Naturally, it should be able to carry and support a helicopter. This design will, eventually, be promoted by Oceanco so it has to be something that is modern and practical.
You will not have to create the hull – this has already been designed by Oceanco – but, as a first priority you must create an ideal interior layout for a yacht of this type before blending this with an a suitable exterior, which will be your second task."