UK, London. With just over a month to go until SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2014, we are pleased to announce that SuperyachtDesign Q19 will be out next week. This issue is packed with the latest in advanced materials, innovative ideas, concepts and fresh creations from around the world to prepare you for the upcoming event, which will run from 24-26 June.

Kicking off this issue are Guest Suite articles from Peter Buescher and Mitsu Edwards. Buescher explores the development and qualities of American design, while Edwards highlights four examples of land-based projects that have achieved new levels in engineering and made significant advances in the strength and useability of certain materials. The topic of advanced technology is also the focus for Materialist where we hear from Dr Kim Wong, at the BP International Centre for Advanced Materials at the University of Manchester, on the latest developments in academia that will influence the way in which tomorrow’s superyachts are created.


48m SuperSport

Palmer Johnson’s new carbon fibre 48m SuperSport is the focus in this edition of In Build, as head of design Berkeley March reveals how the team utilised the natural characteristics of the material. “From a purely naval architectural point of view, the SuperSport hull form behaves as a trimaran,” says March. “But from a superyacht perspective it should be seen as a monohull.”

The lightweight composite has also been used in the furniture range produced by UK-based Gosling, which is the focus of Artisan, while Espen Øino talks to us about how his design process is all about managing compromises in Case Study. The Norwegian designer also reveals some of his favourite projects out of the 40 superyachts to have come from the studio.



We join Marijana Radovic — the Italian designer behind 50m JoyMe — as we discover the latest furniture designs from around the world on show at this year’s Salone del Mobile. Staying in Italy, we explore 54m Forever One, soon to be delivered by ISA Yachts in Ancona, with an interior by Studio Massari. To meet the Mexican owner’s brief for a casual and family-oriented yacht, principal designer of the studio Alessandro Massari takes us through the tastefully classic and low-key interior in Top Yacht.


Salone del Mobile, image by Justin Ratcliffe

In Domus we speak to Gabriel Bernardi of Coote & Bernardi who was commissioned to create the interior of a residential project in Perth, Australia. Bernardi reveals how he achieved the interior for the owner of Perle Noire by keeping to a philosophy that beauty should always come over wealth.


Residential project in Perth, Australia, with an interior by Gabriel Bernardi

This issue also offers two In Business features, the first of which looks at Venice-based Rubelli, as 2014 marks 125 years since Lorenzo Rubelli purchased the already 200-year-old company. While we look at the rebranding of Chinese yard CIMC Raffles Yacht’s superyacht division to Pride Mega Yachts, and look at the importance of this move and the choice of design, created by Sinot Branding & Design.

For Design Debate we explore the differences between production and semi-custom built vessels, and how shipyards of the former can compete with the rest of the market above 30m. Mood Board reveals the development and design thinking behind the latest carpets and rugs to hit the market.

Q19 also presents the second edition of Trends by Vripack, which focuses on colour, along with the latest concepts from the drawing board of Tim Gilding Marine Design, Sigmund Yacht Design, Pastrovich Studio, Azure Yacht Design & Naval Architecture, Ceruqua, Venetian Design and Team For Design.

We hope you enjoy this issue of SuperyachtDesign, and look forward to seeing many of you in London in June! If you want to see the issue before anyone else, login now and see the online version of the magazine.To subscribe to SuperyachtDesign, please click here.