The Showboats Design Awards 2015
The 6th edition of The Showboats Design Awards, celebrated during the Superyacht Design Symposium in Kitzbuhel (Austria) has seen its end.
There have been awarded the 17 Golden Neptunes for the best Naval Architecture and Design.
The different Yacht categories have competed for the Naval Architecture Award, the Exterior Design & Styling Award, the Interior Design Award and the Judge’s Commendation for an outstanding feature and Holistic Design Award in addition to the two special Awards for the Young Designer of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement awarded to the Architect Luca Brenta.
Videoworks, Event Associate of this edition, organized by Boat International Media, awarded the “Naval Architecture Award – Displacement Motor Yacht” category.
The winner is the Naval Architect Philippe Briand-Vitruvius Yachts, with MY “Grace E” 73 mt by Picchiotti-Perini Navi.
Grace E, with its lighting system being followed by Videoworks S.p.A., has been awarded 4 Neptunes.
The comment of judges: “Grace E was the clear winner, her Naval Architect Philippe Briand having used both CFD and tank testing to optimize the hull shapes and dimensions and rotating electric drive units. […] Decrease fuel consumption is one of the reasons Grace E is well along the path to greener yachting…“
Credits by Boat International Media