Bannenberg & Rowell
Designer Genes: When Yacht Design Runs in the Family
When prominent yacht designers carry on the legacies of their famous parents, is it nature, nurture or something else?
Making Waves: Benetti Challenge Produces 27 Innovative Projects from 16 Designers
Benetti Yachts asked nearly 20 international design firms, including established designers and a few new to the industry, to develop superyacht projects in the 50- to 90-plus-meter range and explore the idea of the yacht of the future. The Benetti Design Innovation Challenge yielded 27 creative and beautifully articulated projects from 16 designers and their staffs.
Benetti Concepts by Bannenberg & Rowell
Benetti Yachts asked nearly 20 international design firms, including established designers and a few new to the industry, to develop superyacht projects in the 50- to 90-plus-meter range and explore the idea of the yacht of the future. Below are the designs contributed by Bannenberg & Rowell.
Fort Lauderdale 2012: Princess 40M - Imperial Princess
This new 131-foot yacht reigns as the largest resin-infused production yacht launched in Britain. The hull may be production (and Hull Nos. Two and Three are already under construction), but the interior is custom designed for each owner. Imperial Princess, Hull No. One of the 40M series, features a five-cabin layout with an ondeck master.
Predator’s radical reverse bow, engineered by De Voogt naval architects to slice through waves, has stimulated more discussion in the yachting industry than many contemporary yachts dubbed revolutionary and, for a time, inspired a number of concepts with a similar bow.
This alluring yacht, formerly Project Josi, features styling and naval architecture by Buenos Aires-based Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering and an interior by Bannenberg & Rowell. Germán Frers and son have designed more than 1,000 sailboats and motoryachts, emphasizing the connection between the owner and the sea.