Superyacht UK Design Competition Winner Scoops Abitare La Barca Design Award

Remember the story about the young designer of the year award last month and how winning it was to lead to him taking part in a competition in Italy?

The good news is that he has won that award as well.

Tom Chant of Superyacht UK broke the news at a “by invitation only gathering” of superyacht specialists  at a seminar hosted by superyacht lawyers Ince and Co.

British design student Daniel Humphreys, from Plymouth University has won the internationally recognised Abitare La Barca Concept Award design competition. Representing the UK, Daniel is the first British design student to have won this prestigious industry award.

The Abitare La Barca Award, now in its 6th year, was hosted at the sea technology and design event, Seatec held in Carrara, Italy this week. For the third year running an entrant from the UK attended the event to showcase their portfolio to industry representatives and compete on an international stage.

Daniel, a third year industrial design student, was provided with the opportunity to travel to Italy to compete with other design students at Seatec by winning the Superyacht UK competition.

The aim of the SYUK competition is to select a student that is currently studying a design orientated degree, to represent British design talent. Daniel was chosen by the design team at Design Unlimited for his creative ideas and high quality drawing skills and was announced at the recent Tullett Prebon London Boat Show as the UK design competition winner.

Daniel and the 11 other Italian students competed in the freehand drawing competition to design a completely dismountable boat of 3 -6 metres in length with entirely eco-friendly propulsion and using natural or recyclable materials throughout.

Daniel was able to pull together his creative skills to overcome the opposition to win the Abitare La Barca Concept Award.