The Luxury Yachting Industry Lands In Cortina: The Eleventh Edition Of The Superyacht Design Symposium

The Luxury Yachting Industry Lands In Cortina: The Eleventh Edition Of The Superyacht Design Symposium

The Luxury Yachting Industry Lands In Cortina: The Eleventh Edition Of The Superyacht Design Symposium

The Luxury Yachting Industry Lands In Cortina: The Eleventh Edition Of The Superyacht Design Symposium
Jan 23, 2019
Cortina d’Ampezzo, From the flat and boundless horizon of the sea to the "vertical" and equally iconic horizon of the Dolomites: the Superyacht Design Symposium lands in Cortina d’Ampezzo, at an altitude of 1,224 metres. For two days, from 27 to 29 January 2019, the most authoritative names in nautical design will meet at the foot of the Tofane to share ideas and experiences, discover the latest trends in the yachting industry and network with other attendees in an informal and relaxed environment The event is accompanied by an exciting social programme including the Mountain Lodge Party and legendary Ski Cup.

Innovation is at the heart of the meeting: a constant challenge for superyacht and luxury designers, always looking for new routes to follow, tools and models that anticipate trends in yachting. The symposium will be an opportunity to promote and reward the companies that best embody this avant-garde entrepreneurial vision, oriented to advanced technological research.
It is not surprising that Cortina has been chosen as the location for this important event: a member of Bota, the "Best of the Alps" locations, and of the Altagamma territories, the Queen of the Dolomites has always been a favourite destination of the Italian economic, political and cultural elite and a privileged stage for luxury events.
The location is even more in the spotlight as it will be the seat, in 2021, of the World Alpine Ski Championships, a privileged opportunity to promote innovation in the field of sport, sustainability and hospitality.

The Boat International Design & Innovation Awards will take place on 27 January. The awards programme is focused on naval architecture, exterior design and interior design and celebrates the talent and experience of the most prestigious and innovative teams in the industry.
The Young Designer of the Year Award will be presented during the awards ceremony. This prestigious award celebrates the original concepts of student and trainee designers from around the world. Young designers are tasked with a realistic client request challenging their technical skills to devise a creative and functional solution.
Boat International Media would like to thank In Association with sponsors: Perini Navi, Riva and Audi, event partners: Oceanco, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, Videoworks, Clyde & Co, Azimut Benetti, CRN, Sabrina Monte-Carlo and Masi and the ski cup partners: Perini Navi, Moncler and Technogym for their continuous support.
SUPERYACHT DESIGN SYMPOSIUM 2019: THE TOPICS
 
Innovative Use of Space
The way in which we use space is rapidly changing: but is the superyacht industry doing enough to keep up?
A topic that will bring together the most brilliant, stimulating and daring experts - architects, artists, yacht designers,builders, anthropologists and leading figures in the sector - to reflect on how to challenge the limits of future design. 
The debate will include exclusive case studies of the most extraordinary success stories, and will give participants the opportunity to converse directly with professionals.
 
Sustainability
It is impossible to ignore the impact that design has on our environment and our ecosystem: this theme is of central importance for both owners and designers of superyachts, in the name of shared responsibility.
From solar-powered boats to sustainable architecture, the symposium will seek to identify the latest trends that industry professionals need to know. 
 
Technology (Artificial Intelligence, Cybercrime, Design Technology)
An overview - with moments of in-depth study - of the most recent technological developments in the world of yachting. Including Virtual Reality programs, which are shaping the future of concept design and how to design a yacht resistant to cyber attack.
Interior design
The shape of superyachts is changing inside as well as out, with the development of new aesthetic, functional and performance solutions.
The Symposium will feature some of the most extraordinary interior and fashion designers, who will talk about their way of playing with space, shapes and finishes.
 
Pecha Kucha: Innovative Materials
A lively and fast-paced preview to discover the most innovative and interesting materials that are currently used on board.
 
THE BOAT INTERNATIONAL DESIGN & INNOVATION AWARDS 2019
 
The awards focus not only on naval architecture and styling, but also on the most innovative elements of design and engineering, made possible thanks to technological development stimulated by the ever-changing needs of the market. During the awards, prizes will also be awarded to the Young Designer of theYear as well as a special Lifetime Achievement Award, honouring a designer who has left an indelible mark in the world of nautical design.
 
Behind every superyacht hides the ingenuity of teams of professionals who deal with various individual elements. The Boat International Design & Innovation Awards are dedicated to these teams: tevaluating and rewarding teams of designers on naval architecture, exterior design, deck and interior layout, lifestyle features and tenders.
A panel of design experts evaluate all aspects of the most impressive yachts launched in the preceding calendar before selecting the winners by secret ballot.
   
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