Snow Yacht by Hakan Gursu – the newest generations of retro schooners

The work Snow Yacht by Hakan Gursu and Nur Yildirim has been honored with the famous Golden A’ Design Award in Yacht and Marine Vessels Design Category.

The Snow Sailing Yacht is designed as an extraordinary 66-meter vessel with a radical approach. The elegant lines with streamlined touches,
combines modern design with classical taste. One of Snow’s many groundbreaking features is the twin masts that split upon hull and increase
performance and stabilization. Aiming to offer an ultimate sailing experience, Snow is one of the newest generations of retro schooners
with improved strength, comfort and sailing joy. As a seaworthy vessel, she invites navigators for maritime activities in harmony with

In total, 6 single, 10 double and two master bedrooms are offered for guests, while 12-14 cabins are available for personnel. Snow offers
enough accommodation even for large groups. Two tender boats are embedded on hull body for landing and cruising purposes. Equipped with air
conditioning, sliding roof panels and leather upholstery, they offer a panoramic views as well as recreational activities and are designed
for luxury and leisure. Performing well in tank and wind tunnel testing, she has outstanding hydrodynamic and aerodynamic characteristics.

The Golden A’ Design Award is a prestigious award given to top 3% percentile designs that has exhibited an exemplary level of perfection in
design. The designs are judged by a panel of three different jury which is composed of Academic, Professional and Focus Group Members. The
designs are evaluated with score normalization to remove any biases and are voted on aspects such as functionality, ergonomics,
engineering, presentation, innovation, usability, fun details, technology, and any other specific points that could be considered, each of
these points are further weighted for different jury groups.