Boat International Media has announced the six finalists of the 2015 Young Designer of the Year Award, sponsored by Dutch shipyard Oceanco.
This year’s entrants were presented with a concept drawing for a 55-metre sailing yacht and challenged to expand it into a fully thought-out design including the deckhouse (or deckhouses) and a complete general arrangement plan for the cockpits and all enclosed spaces.
Outstanding submission by Timur Bozca was shortlisted as finalist from an impressive number of entries received from around the globe.
A panel of esteemed judges, comprised of designers and naval architects from some of the world’s leading yacht design studios, examined each entry in great detail. Submissions included sketches, exterior profiles, interior layouts and insight into the designers’ inspiration for their projects.
The coveted Neptune trophy, meanwhile, will be presented to the winner at the ShowBoats Design Awards prize giving, held during the Superyacht Design Symposium in Kitzbühel, Austria, on Monday 23 February, 2015.