UK, London. The design community gathered last night to explore the future of superyachts. The event was an opportunity for those in attendance to discuss the plans and programme for SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2016, taking place at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour from 28 - 30 June.

The Design Club welcomed showroom partners, designers and influential figures from the superyacht world for an intimate evening in anticipation of SuperyachtDESIGN Week (SYDW). “The market needs to be understood,” noted Martin H. Redmayne during a short presentation, “It’s big, it’s bright, beautiful and it’s getting better.”

Addressing some of the 116 showrooms at Design Centre in attendance, Redmayne outlined the vital relationship between the luxury supply chain and the buyers and influencers.  “The reason you’re here is very simple, SuperyachtDESIGN Week will be an event for learning, networking, engaging but also entertaining. The mission is to bring together the design community, the shipyard community and the luxury supply chain.”

Martin H. Redmayne presented the vision for SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2016

The event preview was preceded by an intimate round-table discussion with key industry players and influential voices within the design world. The meeting, chaired by Redmayne, was an opportunity for the SuperyachtDESIGN Week team to elevate the programme to ensure its topics are pertinent, interesting and beneficial to the industry: “Let’s create events that have value. We want to make something you find interesting and to bring all aspects of the industry together”.

Round-table session

Representatives from Tai Ping Carpets and J. Robert Scott, Sherpa 63, Winterbothams and Winch Design joined designers Evan K Marshall, Adam Lay and Tony Castro to candidly examine the marketplace and explore what those in the design and build of superyachts wish to change in our industry.

Over two hours, a range of topics and issues were discussed and debated. An exclusive insight into the minds of those driving superyacht design, suggestions for the SYDW programme included technical focus groups, regulatory updates, legal issues and intimate designer question and answer sessions. A common thread throughout the discussion was the importance of looking at other industries for inspiration, problem-solving techniques and case studies.

The content of the discussions will drive the programme for SYDW, ensuring a focused and valuable event for all sectors of the industry. For your opportunity to shape the SYDW programme, click here to fill out a short survey.

SYDW will be held from 28 – 30 June in London. To secure your place, click here.

For further programme information and to submit ideas, please contact programme manager Rachel Rowney, by emailing


Official event partners:

Gold level: Blohm + Voss Shipyards

Silver level: Clyde & Co

If you have enjoyed reading this article, you’ll love our upcoming event, The Superyacht Design Forum, taking place on 25 - 26 June 2019 at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. The Superyacht Design Forum provides anyone in the superyacht design world with a unique opportunity to explore new thinking and share smarter solutions for the future of superyachts. To find out more or to register, click here.