Superyacht UK to Host Young Designer Competition


Superyacht UK will once again this year highlight the next generation of design talent at the London Boat Show

The invaluable design skill of hand-drawing will be put under the spotlight once again on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 January.

The Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition is an opportunity for students to showcase their design ideas to industry representatives.

Eleven students from Universities across the UK will be creating their competing designs from scratch live at the Show, helping to raise the profile of the marine industry as a potential career path and ensuring more talent is available for design houses.

On Thursday 15 January, Peter Brown from Burgess, Bill Dixon from Dixon Yacht Design and Justin Olesinski from Olesinski – will be judging the hand drawings.

The winner will then be announced in the Show’s Theatre at 3.30pm later that day, with the winner receiving a four week internship with Pendennis Shipyard.

The Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition is an opportunity for young British Designers to be recognised by the industry and gain invaluable work experience and contacts.”

David Rowles, a third year student from Coventry University, won the top prize in the inaugural design competition last year.

He later went on to be offered a position in the Pastrovich Studio in Monaco.