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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Design Award News

Burger Boat Tò-Kalòn & Ingot Award Finalists

Photo courtesy Burger Boat

Burger Boat Company announced that Tò-Kalòn, a 2008 101.5-ft Enclosed Bridge Motor Yacht  and INGOT, a 2008 153-ft Tri-Deck Motor Yacht have been selected by the International Superyacht Society membership as finalists for the 2009 International Superyacht Society Design Awards in their respective categories. Each year the International Superyacht Society recognizes yacht owners, builders, designers, interior designers, naval architects and stylists at its annual awards gala. This year’s awards ceremony will be held Thursday October 29, 2009 during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Wave Yacht Design Wins Award

Artist's impression courtesy of A' Award

A' Award and Competitions announce that the design Wave Catamaran by Roberta Visintin has been recognized with the Silver A' Design Award in the Yacht and Marine Vessels Design Category, after rigorous judging by the international committee of A' Design Awards & Competitions. Roberta Visintin, the creator of the project Wave Catamaran explains: “Thinking about the sea as a world in a continuous movement, we took the “wave” as a symbol of it. Starting from this idea we modelled the lines of the hulls.

Fold-up Sailing & Surfboat Wins Design Prize

Photo dredit A'Design

A' Award & Competitions awards Surfsail42 by Hakan Gürsu its Bronze A' Design Award at Yacht & Marine Vessels Design Competition. Hakan Gürsu, the lead designer of the awarded design Surfsail42 explains “SurfSail42 is the first foldable space-saving sailing vessel that allows both sailing and surfing. It is designed for both single and dual usage for training, entertainment and professional purposes. The folding sailboat has a length of 4.20 m (13.8 ft) and in Surf Mode its wider surf board can be used solo or duo for training.

Crystal Cruises Voted World's Best in Reader Survey

Photo credit Crystal Cruises

In recent months, Crystal say it has spent $40 million on redesigns of its award-winning Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, and $100 million in a little over five years. "While we have delighted travelers this year with newly designed spaces, new services, and new value-conscious pricing, we have offered a consistency of experience that is unmatched in our industry," says Crystal President Gregg Michel. The Travel + Leisure 2012 World's Best Award joins several other high-profile honors bestowed upon the luxury line since the end of 2011…

Burger Boat Company’s Sycara IV Award Finalists

Photo courtesy Burger Boat

Burger Boat Company announced that Sycara IV, 151-ft Fantail Motor Yacht has been selected by the International Superyacht Society membership as a finalist for the 2010 International Superyacht Society Design Awards in the Power: 40-65m category. Each year the International Superyacht Society recognizes yacht owners, builders, designers, interior designers, naval architects and stylists at its annual awards gala. This year’s awards ceremony will be held Thursday October 28, 2010 during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

“Ottantacinque” Wins German Design Award

Render-Courtesy Fincantieri Yachts

“Ottantacinque”, the concept of the latest-generation luxury mega yacht developed in partnership between Fincantieri Yachts and Pininfarina, introduced last year at the Monaco Yacht Show, won the prestigious annual award of the German Design Council in the category “Transportation” . “Ottantacinque” is a turnkey project, ready to be built, not just a simple concept, a merge of simplicity and functionality, innovation and style, elements which mark the assets of both companies and which are the pillars of the idea of Technology of Beauty.

Hyundai Heavy’s HiMSEN 4-Stroke Marine Engines Now for Drillships

Hyundai-HiMSEN 4-Stroke Medium Speed Engines

Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s biggest shipbuilder and a leading marine engine manufacturer, today announced it won orders to supply HiMSEN marine engines for drillships for major offshore drilling companies including Noble Drilling Holding LLC., Diamond Offshore Drilling Ltd. The 98 HiMSEN engines, worth USD 150 million, will be installed in 15 drillships including 9 Hyundai Heavy ordered this year from the first half of 2012. “This is a great moment for us as we used to have to import marine engines for our drillships.

STIDD Seats On Board ISS Design Award Finalist

Photo courtesy STIDD

Ergonomic seating from STIDD Systems is installed on the Miss Lisa and Sycara IV, finalists for International Superyacht Society (ISS) 2010 International Design Awards. The annual awards, based on peer review, celebrate the very finest in superyacht design, architecture, engineering and interiors. The 92-ft Miss Lisa from Citadel Yachts is a finalist for an ISS award in the “Best Power” category for superyachts from 24 to 40 meters and 46-meter (151 ft) Sycara IV from the Burger Boat Company is a finalist in the “Best Power” category for superyachts from 40 to 60 meters. www.stidd.com

Costa Crociere Receives Yacht Design Award

Pier Luigi Foschi, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Costa Crociere Spa, was on hand at the Yacht Club Italiano in Genoa to collect the prize awarded to the Genoese company for the construction of the Costa Fortuna, the new 105,000 gross tonnage vessel due to enter into service at the end of 2003, which will be the largest cruise ship ever to fly the Italian flag. On October 11, the Yacht Club Italiano in Genoa was the venue for the “Yacht Design Award 2002”, presented to leading figures, shipyards and shipping companies that have made outstanding contributions to seafaring through pleasure vessels and cruise ships based on cutting-edge technology and design.

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Honors Design Excellence

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) announced the winners of its 2007 Design Awards program, Oct. 30, to showcase the Navy's best design and construction projects. Projects which were evaluated with such criteria as global and regional planning; facility plans and studies; new facility design; family housing; building alteration and reuse; and interior design by a panel of experts, composed of private sector and government service design professionals. "It's an honor to recognize the winners of this year's design awards. They really showcase the very best of shore facility design and construction that houses our Sailors and families…

Yacht Design Wins Silver A' Award's Prize

Portofino Fly 35: Image credit A' Award

A' Award & Competitions announce Portofino Fly 35 by Jean Gilbert Dupont winner of its award in the Yacht and Marine Vessels Design category. Portofino Fly 35 was realized by Portofino Yacht Design Team: Gilberto P. Dupont, Jean Dupont, Felipe Dupont, André Dupont, Ovid Duncan, Marta Lopes, João Vitor Bonanno and Márcio Guirado. The Silver A' Design Award 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…

ISS Launches Redesigned Website

The International Superyacht Society (ISS) has relaunched its website, www.superyachtsociety.org. •    Latest news and a full archive of press releases.

Bath Iron Works Team Wins Design Award for LCS

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a $9 million contract to develop a preliminary design for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). With a focus on affordability, LCS will provide the Navy with the capability to defeat terrorist swarm boats, mines, and diesel submarines prevalent in coastal waters around the world. Bath Iron Works leads an international team that includes General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, General Dynamics Canada, General Dynamics Electric Boat, Austal USA, BAE Systems, CAE of Canada, Maritime Applied Physics Corporation, and Qinetiq of the United Kingdom. The team will further develop its trimaran concept based upon Austal's innovative, high-speed commercial ship design.

Sailing Yacht Winners at 2012 ShowBoats Design Awards

Yacht 'Vertigo' Photo credit Alloy Yachts

Alloy Yachts’ 67.2m sailing yacht Vertigo was declared the evening’s big winner, with designers Philippe Briand and Christian Liaigre taking home three Neptunes for Exterior Design & Styling, Interior Layout and Best Recreational Space for Guest Use (for her novel midships lazarettes on the lower deck). Also picking up multiple awards were Peder Eidsgaard and the design team behind Feadship’s 77.7m Tango, who received two awards for Motor Yacht Exterior Design & Styling and for the design of the Tender to Tango…

Cruise Ship Wins Seventh Interior Design Award

'Crystal Serenity' Penthouse Bedroom: Photo credit Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises' largest ship, Crystal Serenity, has won its seventh award since undergoing a $25 million redesign last year – Hospitality Design (HD) magazine's "Judges Award for Distinctive Cruise Design."  This is the first time a cruise line has ever been recognized in the trade publication's annual awards. "Because design is such a key sensibility of discriminating travelers, we have always been committed to creating ultra-stylish spaces in which our guests can feel at home," says Alexandra Don, Crystal's vice president hotel services and design.

Young Designer of the Year Oceanco Yard Tour

Photo: Oceanco

Oceanco sponsored the Showboats Design Awards “Young Designer of the Year Award,” which was presented to Stefano Inglese during a ceremony hosted in the prestigious Monaco Opera House the June 21, 2013. Oceanco said it places great importance in supporting the yachting industry by cultivating and encouraging new talent, and therefore, on December 3 Oceanco gave all the award finalists an exclusive tour of Oceanco’s facilities in Alblasserdam, the Netherlands. After an initial welcome, the designers met with several of Oceanco’s key people.

Burger Boat Receives Interior Design Award

Burger Boat Company announced that INGOT, a 153 ft Tri Deck Motor Yacht was presented with the inaugural Michael C. Fina Interior Design Award at the ShowBoats International Cavallino Yacht Hop on January 23, 2009. This new award is for design excellence and was launched by the purveyors of interior design accoutrements; Michael C. Fina. As Steven Fina commented, “Every single yacht considered had something unique, but we were looking beyond the ‘wow’ factor. Our winner needed to reflect our benchmarks for individuality; innovation; distinctiveness; continuity; versatility; timeless look and feel; and brilliance of overall concept. Michael C.

Keppel Awarded Contract for Bully Drillship

Keppel Shipyard Limited was awarded a contract valued at about $100.7m for the integration and completion of a new build Bully drillship. Keppel secured the contract with a company jointly owned by Frontier Drilling and Shell. This is the second drillship of the Bully rig design awarded to Keppel by the same owners. The first Bully drillship was awarded in June 2007 with delivery by fourth quarter 2009. The new hull will be built in China and is due to arrive at Keppel Shipyard in the first quarter of 2009. The drillship is expected to be delivered by the second quarter of 2010. The Bully drillships are designed to conduct surface BOP (Blow-out Preventer) drilling operations in water depths of up to 12,000 ft. and sub-sea BOP operations in water depths of up to 8,250 ft.

Simrad HALO Radar Wins 2015 Design Award

In October 2015, Simrad HALO Pulse Compression Radar also won the NMEA 2015

Simrad HALO Pulse Compression Radar, the world’s first high-performance recreational solid-state, open-array radar system with pulse compression technology, has won the prestigious 2015 Design Award METS (DAME) in the Marine Electronics category at the Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Simrad’s HALO Radar combines the advantages of Broadband Radar and traditional pulse radar systems–providing navigational visibility and awareness as close as 20 feet (6 meters) within the pulse radar’s short-range “blind spot…

METS Invites Charities to Apply for DAME Fundraising

METS organizer Amsterdam RAI invites government-approved, marine-related public charities to apply for the registration proceeds from the Design Award METS (DAME) competition. “We are hoping many charities will apply for this year’s fund,” said Irene Dros, METS Domain Manager. To date, the DAME Award – which is a respected annual industry reward for innovative leisure marine product design – has raised approximately €18,000 for worthy causes each year. The annual donation varies according to the number of entries registered. Last year, AMREF, Flying doctors received the donation. AMREF is the designated charity of Amsterdam RAI and therefore receives the DAME donation in even years.

Solar Powered Ferry Sets Sail

For centuries, sailing has been about how to catch the wind. Now it is becoming a question of how to catch the sun. Australian inventor Robert Dane has designed and built the world's first solar-powered ferry, the Solar Sailor, which is driven by both solar and wind power and took top prize in this year's Australian Design Awards. "Solar energy and boats are at the same stage as where the Wright Brothers were when they were first developing the plane," says Tom Godfrey from the Australian Design Awards. The Solar Sailor offers an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional diesel-powered craft and has been operating commercially on Sydney Harbor for the last six months.

Incat and Revolution Design Awarded Design Contract by U.S. Military

Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd and Revolution Design Pty Ltd are pleased to announce they have been awarded one of three US multi-million dollar design contracts by the US Department of Defense. Speed Vessel (JHSV). Marines, and SOCOM to pursue a multi-use platform. Robert Clifford explained. demonstration of high speed vessel technologies as well as for logistics support. Operation Iraqi Freedom. and Southeast Asia. region following hurricane Katrina. other platforms operating in the area. played a critical role in the early delivery of supplies. Timor crisis.

Volvo Penta Debuts Innovative Glass Cockpit

The enhanced Glass Cockpit system brings a range of benefits to customers Photo Volvo Penta

The new generation of Glass Cockpit expands Volvo Penta’s collaboration with Garmin for an advanced monitoring and control system that makes boating easier. And its clever application, which is now available for all sized boats, is being unveiled at the Miami Boat Show. Volvo Penta has taken boating to a new level of intelligent design with its upgraded Glass Cockpit system. Glass Cockpit seamlessly encompasses the latest navigational technology from Garmin and Volvo Penta’s Electronic Vessel Control system (EVC) to provide a state-of-the-art platform for the driver.

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