Competition recognises new design talent

Christopher Mobley was the Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition winner in 2018 Christopher Mobley was the Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition winner in 2018
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Eight new design talents will compete for this year’s Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition.

The annual competition will take place at London’s Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour in June, supported for the first time by The Superyacht Group.

Judging of the designs will be carried out by a panel of globally renowned designers and superyacht professionals including Justin Olesinski of Olesinski, Bill Dixon of Dixon Yacht Design, Tony Dixon of RWD, Dimitris Hadjidimos of D-iD, Stephen Hill of Pendennis Shipyard and Jeff Houlgrave of Marina Projects, who is also the chairman of Superyacht UK.

The aim of the competition is to recognise future design talent and deliver experiences and contacts to nurture their skills.


"Boasting a growing annual revenue of £697m and employing over 4,572 people, the UK’s superyacht sector remains a global hotspot for pioneering design and innovation,” said Jeff. “Superyacht UK is keen to help nurture Britain’s next generation of design talent to ensure this industry continues to thrive.”

The two-day schedule will comprise workshops, fish bowl chats, round tables and tea talks with the winner receiving a four-week internship at Falmouth’s Pendennis Shipyard.

The runner-up will receive a two-week internship at design and naval architecture studio, Olesinski, based on the Isle of Wight.

The competition will take place on June 25 and 26.

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