There is nothing more impressive than the ability to translate the ideas and dreams of a client onto a piece of paper – or more commonly on a napkin – during an initial meeting about a potential project. A designer capable of sketching ideas on paper is one of the most powerful selling tools, as it is immediate and fuels the imagination. Just like any artist though, there are some better at this than others and the same is true of visual artists. The key to a good render is one that shows great levels of detail and something that an owner would be proud to hang somewhere in his yacht. Here we take a look a selection of renders produced this year that stood out due to the quality, detail or style.


E-Motion, unveiled at this year's Monaco Yacht Show, is a 90m motoryacht concept designed by Oceanco's in-house design team. The render provides the kind of warmth you would get from a painting in that you can easily tell it is not a photograph, providing an element of charm to the striking exterior design.


Radiance, designed by Claydon Reeves, is a 110m concept with timeless lines and an abundance of space hidden throughout. The soft finish of this render invites the eye to explore each corner of the design, and unlike many other renders, the guests on board look as if they belong there as apposed to having been superimposed. 

43m sailing yacht

This 43m concept was created by Dutch design student Jim Sluijter and provides a good example of a render with carefully considered shadows in the reflection of the sails on the sea.


While we see many renders of the exterior of concepts, the interior is less commonly shared due to the time and cost that goes into designing and rendering it. However, a great example of a photo-realistic interior is the 137m Breeze by Sinot Yacht Design. The level of detail is stunning.

These are a handful of examples of great work and we look forward to seeing what these design studios, along with their visual artists, create in 2014.

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