UK, London. SuperyachtDesign Q18 is the first issue of 2014 and our spring edition of the magazine, delivering the latest and greatest ideas and concepts from studios across the globe. Q18, which is out this week, kicks off with a guest letter by former chief of design at BMW Chris Bangle, who shares his thoughts on the condition of superyacht design. While Andrew Winch discusses how his studio uses the latest in technological advances to present new concepts, as a critical evaluation of interior design is presented by 2013 SuperyachtDESIGN Week keynote speaker Rabih Hage.

We present new concepts from designers such as Roland Friedberger, Matt Trustam and Ward Setzer, and showcase one of the first concepts to come from newly established studio, Andy Waugh Yacht Design. Principal designer and founder of Nauta Yachts, Mario Pedol, takes the seat for this issue of Case Study, where we explore the studio’s approach to motoryacht design having delivered 180m Azzam last year. From the well established in the marine industry to the first yacht to come from land-based interior studio Bamo, we speak to founder and designer Pamela Babey and discover the thinking behind 55m Lady Candy.

Mario Pedol (image by Justin Ratcliffe)

We take you on board Apostrophe in Top Yacht, where we explore in greater detail the 39.7m Hakvoort, which caught our eye in Monaco last year. We discover how its rich art deco interior, envisaged by Reymond Langton, was realised and the challenges that had to be overcome. We also look at the way in which glass has been used on the yacht, which was one of the key focuses at the 2013 Global Superyacht Forum, and is the focus of Materialist, as we hear from experts in the field on the recent advances of this extraordinary material.

Double-height lounge on Radiance concept by Claydon Reeves

In this edition of Space we investigate the technical and creative challenges behind double-height lounges, while Design Debate touches on the issue of gross tonnage and the ways around the 500gt threshold from a creative perspective. We also introduce a new column entitled Trends, which explores the way in which trends influence design, using the research conducted by the team at Vripack as part of VriThink!

Marina Mill printers printing the Solar pattern, part of the Extex range

Mood Board looks at the latest and greatest lighting products the market has to offer, as we pay a visit to Marina Mill and learn about the level of complexity that exists in delivering its hand-printed fabrics. We also investigate the value of crew input during the design process in this edition of Perspectives.

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