As human beings, we have a tendency to preoccupy ourselves with rankings and lists. In a yachting context, I’ve lost count of the number of times non-yachting professionals have asked me ‘what’s the biggest yacht?’, or ‘which is the most expensive yacht?’.

But there are some lists that are from spurious; there are some lists that actually offer profound value. And The Superyacht Design Report is one such list.

This report comprises the most comprehensive appraisal of the superyacht design sector – both exterior and interior – to date.

Within the report is a breakdown of market share for exterior and interior designers for all yachts delivered since 2012, the post-crisis era. This market breakdown has then been compared to the current order book, with both sections providing an enlightening analysis of which designers are most in-demand, and show the most consistency in what is an unstable and unpredictable sector of the industry.

While it may come as no surprise in our compartmentalisation of the market to discover Italy is supremely dominant, contributing 50.6 per cent of all exterior projects and 49.2 per cent of all interior projects, to discover the truly revelatory data - who the dominant design studios are – you will have to subscribe to the publication.

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