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Meet the Finalists of the 2022 Young Designer of the Year Award

Oceanco and BOAT International are proud to reveal the finalists of the 2022 Young Designer of the Year Award.


This year’s pool of aspiring young designers were given a task that allowed for greater freedom and creativity than in previous years. The brief required a high-tech and environmentally-friendly design for a 65 meter motor yacht already under construction at Oceanco. Participating designers were provided with an interview that details the lifestyle and cruising plans of its new owner; the design itself was left fully open to interpretation. After receiving and assessing the entries, the Young Designer of the Year Award judges have chosen the top six designs…



Andrés Otano Alonso with concept Magari

The designer’s vision: “Magari, is an Italian word that expresses the will of a desire or a total commitment to something that is difficult to achieve. The 65 metre superyacht is designed so that on the outside, inspired by the world of motor vehicles, the aesthetics are fast and fluid. The interior, meanwhile, seeks to create open spaces with large windows, rooms that flow with each other and biophilic designs inspired by modern architecture.

Ignacio Bourgon with concept AIR

The designer’s vision: “Air was named after its association to life, breath and pureness. The exterior styling follows the idea with clean and minimal shapes. Its colours, lines, and the use of tinted glass are meant to fade some elements creating a single volume effect and by consequence, a more recognisable and iconic boat.

Ioana Valentina Corcodel with concept Ophelia

The designer’s vision: “Ophelia is inspired by functional architecture. The exterior is minimal and leaves space for the eco-friendly features of the vessel. Ophelia is endowed with plenty of solar cells spread on all the flat surfaces available for maximum efficiency. One of the key points of the vessel is the kinetic solar panels on the side windows, programmed to open and close depending on the sun radiation, offering a comfortable environment inside during the entire day without the usage of electric power.

Filippo Corradi with concept Castle

The designer’s vision: “Castle was born from the urgent need for an ecological transition in the world of yachts and tries to make the most of renewable energy with a focus on the sun. The project was inspired by the solar towers of California and a similar technology has been absorbed into this design in the form of a solar concentrator, which dictated the external forms of the concept. The solar tower had to be placed high up and sheltered in case of bad weather, but more importantly, it had to integrate better with the profile.

Rahmet Diko Edfi with concept Amadeus X

The designer’s vision: “The name is inspired by the middle name of the Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, which means “love of God”, derived from Latin Amare “to love” and Deus “God”. In harmony with the characteristics of Mozart’s musical compositions, this yacht is designed with an emphasis on elegance and balance – the balance between interior and exterior areas that support the owner’s desire for enjoyment while on board.


Martijn van Dort with concept Helios

The designer’s vision: “Helios is named after the Greek god of the sun because the yacht uses solar energy to support the owner’s environmental aspirations. The yacht is equipped with a number of solar mechanisms consisting of solar glass and panels. The exterior colour scheme provides a stylish incorporation of the solar panels into the design and complements the dynamic exterior lines. The solar panels are equipped with a heat exchanger to maximise efficiency and to store the thermal energy in the thermal storage. These sustainable features support the diesel-electric propulsion system and the owner’s requirements.



Read more about the design concepts here!


Courtesy of Boat International