Oceanco‘s 110m Lobanov-Designed Motoryacht Jubilee and 88.5m Sorgiovanni-Designed Motoryacht Barbara win prestigious design award. The winner of design award must not only be beautiful but also be extraordinary and innovative. These awards are a welcome start to 2018 and all the shipyards have a busy year ahead with more new builds in various stages of completion.
Oceanco shipyard announced that both its Jubilee (110m / 361ft; Delivered in 2017) and Barbara (88.5m / 290ft; Delivered in 2017) motor yachts won top honors at the 2018 Boat International Design & Innovation Awards gala that took place in Kitzbühel, Austria on the 28th of January. Jubilee won “Best Exterior Styling for Motor Yachts over 45m and above.” Barbara won the Judges’ Commendation Award for Best Interior Design for Motor Yachts 1,000 GT and above.
Not only does Jubilee (110m / 361ft; Maximum Speed: 18.5 knots) have a particularly striking exterior profile created by Lobanov Design, and a distinguished interior by Sorgiovanni Designs, but also she is the largest yacht ever built at Oceanco and has the distinction of being the largest yacht ever built in the Netherlands.
With no sharp edges, Barbara (Maximum Speed: 20 knots) has a very organic form with large elliptical-shaped hull windows that complement her curvilinear profile. Modern and elegant, comfortable and classic, she is a timeless yacht. The accomodation includes a Master suite, 2 VIP suites and 4 Guest cabins. The motor yacht is equipped with a dedicated tender garage and sports store.
2018 Boat International Design & Innovation Awards judges, experts from both the luxury and the superyacht industries, included designers, naval architects, captains, and yacht owners. Criteria for the Exterior Styling Award stipulated that the winner of design award must not only be beautiful but also be extraordinary and innovative. They felt Jubilee with its trompe l’oeil treatment of deck perimeters, curvaceous shapes and metallic blue and white paint scheme, among other unique elements, indeed presented a magnificent profile. The judges also complimented the seamless exterior deck overheads and use of LED lighting. Jubilee’s exterior designer, Igor Lobanov, and the Owner’s Representative from Burgess, Rupert Nelson, were on hand to receive the award along with Paris Baloumis, Dirk de Jong, Patrick Casanova and Bas Swanink from Oceanco.
The Judges’ Commendation accolade for Barbara’s Interior was for the ornamental element in the central stair column, whereby the glass elevator shaft was wrapped in a beautiful gnarled silvered root system of an ancient tree rising continuously through two decks. Thejudges complimented both the visuals and the execution of this work of art which took a full year to complete, and further noted how well this decorative component adhered to the owner’s design brief: “no straight lines.” Sam Sorgiovanni, interior and exterior designer of Barbara, went on stage with Paris Baloumis, to accept the honors.
Winners of 2018 Boat International Design & Innovation Awards:
1) Best Exterior Styling – Motor Yachts Below 45m
Cyclone (43.7m) by Tansu Yachts;
2) Best Exterior Styling – Motor Yachts 45m and Above Winner
Jubilee (110m) by Oceanco;
3) Best Exterior Styling – Sailing Yachts
Ngoni (Length: 58.2m) by Dubois Naval Architects; built by Royal Huisman;
4) Best Interior Design – Motor Yachts Below 399GT
TELLI (Length: 33m) by Ferretti Group; built by Custom Line (Ferretti Group);
5) Best Interior Design – Motor Yachts 400GT to 999GT
Razan (Length: 47m) by H2 Yacht Design; built by Turquoise Yachts;
6) Best Interior Design – Motor Yachts 1,000GT and Above
Faith (Length: 96.6m) by Feadship;
7) Best Interior Design – Sailing Yachts
Ribelle (Length: 32.5m) by Vitters;
8) Best Naval Architecture – Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts
1 of 7 (Length: 35.5m) by Dynamiq;
9) Best Naval Architecture – Displacement Motor Yachts
Home (Length: 50m) by Heesen Yachts;
10) Best Naval Architecture – Sailing Yachts
Ngoni (58.2m) by Dubois Naval Architects; built by Royal Huisman;
11) Best General Arrangement & Deck Design
Faith (Length: 96.6m) by Feadship;
12) Best New Production
Azimut Grande 35 Metri (Length: 35.2m); Builder: Azimut Yachts;
13) Best Lighting
Seven (Length: 60m); Interior designer: Dante O Benini & Partners; Builder: Perini Navi;
14) Best Ecological Design and Operation Innovation
Home (Length: 50m); Motor Yacht Builder: Heesen Yachts;
15) Best Lifestyle Feature Design
Aviva (Length: 98.4m); Lifestyle feature: Padel Tennis Court; Interior designer: Reymond Langton Design;
16) Best Tender Design
Faith – Limousine Tender (10m) by Tenderworks; Interior & Exterior designer: RWD;
17) Young Designer of the Year – Student Designer
Concept Name: Galàna;
College of education: Politecnico di Milano;
18) Young Designer of the Year – Professional Designer
Damien Bovie (France)
Concept Name: Mirage
19) Lifetime Achievement
Giovanni Zuccon (Italy);
Company:Zuccon International Projects;
First Yacht Design:1978, Technema 65, Posillipo;