The 2019 Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition, sponsored by Marine Resources, kicked off with its first day yesterday. This year, the two-day competition is taking place at The Superyacht Design Forum in Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.

The theme for the 10 university students competing is to design a superyacht to be featured in the next James Bond film. There is also a specific ask this year that the students include features on board which demonstrate the minimising of environmental impact.

The judges, including Justin Oslenski of Oslenski, Jeff Houlgrave, Chairman of Superyacht UK, Stephen Hills of Pendennis Shipyard and James Ward of Marine Resources, have been impressed with the designs so far and will be choosing the winner and runner up at the end of day two (today).

"Today I have seen an exciting bunch of young students stepping forward and demonstrating once again how blessed we are in the UK with a fantastic pool of talented young people who can step up and come up with really exciting designs," comments Hills. 

The winner of the competition will secure themselves a four week internship at Pendennis Shipyard and the runner up will secure themselves a two week internship at Olesinski.

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