After the success of its inaugural competition in 2012, Awlgrip has announced the call for entries to their Future Interior Designer competition. Aiming to discover new superyacht interior designers, the competition asks entrants to create innovative designs using new materials and producing ergonomic and easy to build interiors.
Moonen Shipyard is ready to deliver its largest motoryacht to date, a 138-foot (42-meter) custom yacht called Sofia. She is the third yacht Moonen has built for the same owner. At the launch party, the owner confessed he is considering commissioning an even larger project, which dovetails nicely with Moonen’s expansion plans.
Vanilla Ice, the rapper best known for his mega hit Ice Ice Baby has changed his tune to Lights Lights Baby. Ice (aka Rob Van Winkle) appeared at the Yachts International’s Pavilion at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, promoting a product remote from his rapper image. He sang, played the piano and posed for fan pictures while promoting his new sophisticated lighting collection for Capitol Lighting.
Visitors to the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, especially yearly visitors, can become almost jaded by the splendor of the yachts on display, so when something manages to grab attention away from the latest superyacht launch, it’s worth noting. That’s what happened this year with the 1937 mahogany commuter yacht Posh.
At the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show, the International SeaKeepers Society bestowed its Seakeeper Award on Agnès Troublé, better known to the world as “agnès b,” designer and successful entrepreneur.
You may have heard the name Majilite mentioned. While we toured the new Monte Carlo Yachts 76 with designer Dan Lenard, we heard it repeatedly. Lenard, as in Nuvolari-Lenard, the innovative Venice-based design firm responsible for the looks and styling of many memorable yachts, extolled the virtues of this amazing man-made material that looks and feels astonishingly like suede or leather.
Within a few months a 394-foot yacht that will revolutionize the way the industry conceives and builds yachts, according to French designer Philippe Starck, will be launched at the German Blohm & Voss shipyard. We recently spoke with Starck again by telephone on his views about yacht design.