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The luxury yachts world is extremely interesting with a lot to unveil. In industries like design and architecture, many countries around the world host a wide variety of design events that seek to promote creativity, design and craftsmanship at the finest level regarding the yachting world. Today, CovetED has gathered the ultimate selection of the top 8 design events for luxury yachts taking place in the next few months. Keep on reading to discover more!
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) is about to have its 60th edition on a set of five days filled with a lot of action, featuring around 1200 boats on display across seven locations in Florida. During that period, the city of Fort Lauderdale (known often as the “Yachting Capital of the World”) will live and breathe the true nautical lifestyle in what is currently considered as the largest in-water boat show on earth. The yearly design event will be displaying exclusive products including the industry’s latest boats and yachts of varied sizes, alongside some worldwide debuts. In FLIBS you can find a variety of attendants: from yacht builders and its designers to even some exotic cars and brokerage yachts. Don’t miss this incredible event from October 30th to November 3rd 2019.
Monaco Yacht Show
The Monaco Yacht Show (also known as MYS) is also a returning event that will be turning the attentions of all yacht fans to the iconic Port Hercules located in the principality of Monaco. This event is a perfect representation of the pinnacle of luxury boating, representing a spot where many prestige superyacht builders, award-winning yacht designers, as well as many bespoke luxury suppliers can gather in order to present some of the most recent and impactful launches of the industry this year.
One of the most anticipated initiatives of the event is the Inaugural Gala Event, set to happen on September 24th and will be a gathering for a set of 400 privileged guests and other relevant elements of the yachting social elite who will be distinguishing the greatest luxury vessels that will be making their debut on the event right on the first day. Another returning initiative of MYS is the annual Monaco Yacht Summit, which has been informing and educating yachting clients and enthusiasts since 2016. This part of the main event has three main purposes: the discussion of current topics in superyachting; a sharing of unbiased insight from several industry experts; and lastly a networking initiative to gather several industry professionals. From the 25th to the 28th of September don’t miss the novelties which will come from 2019’s edition of Monaco Yacht Show.
Meet the winners of this year’s Ocean Awards
The fourth edition of the BOAT International and Blue Marine Foundation’s Ocean Awards has already selected its winners. The nominees were varied, came from several places across the globe and had a set of interesting backgrounds.
The winner of the Local Hero Award is Zoona Nassem, known for being the Co-founder and owner of Moodhu Bulhaa Dive Centre on Villingili Island on the Maldives, as well as for her campaigns centred around Ocean conservation and teaching Maldivian women to learn to dive. The Science Award, on the other hand, went to David Kroodsma, the current Director of research, Global Fishing Watch, known for tracking more than 70,000 large industrial fishing vessels between 2012 and 2016. When it comes to the Innovation Award, this year two entries were considered: Dr Anne Kapuscinski (director of the Coastal Science and Policy Program and professor of environmental studies at UCSC), and the new Silent 64 vessel from Silent Yachts, noticeable for being a luxury solar-hybrid ocean-going catamaran. Lewis Pugh, environmental campaigner and former maritime lawyer, won the Visionary Award for his series of campaigns centred around ocean protection. Another relevant winner of the Public Awareness Award was The Ocean Race, a Volvo-sponsored contest which has pledged to inspire the nautical community to join them in their quest for cleaner seas. Lastly, earning the Judge’s Special Award were the Alliance for the Conservation of Biodiversity, Culture and Territory, as well as the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program, both initiatives being focused on the preservation of the natural habitats of specific species.
Know more about 2020’s edition of the Superyacht Design Festival
Previously known as the Superyacht Design Symposium, the Superyacht Design Festival will be returning in February of 2020, taking place at Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy. This initiative will be a gathering of some of the world’s leading shipyard CEOs, superyacht designers, industry figures alongside yacht owners and other relevant guests from the luxury community. The best way to define the Superyacht Design Festival is as an inclusive networking initiative that gathers some of the most famous and relevant key figures and yacht icons in the industry. It will also be an amazing initiative for relevant topics in yacht design such as discussing World-changing design, haptic technology and superyachts and the impact that external influences can have on yacht design.
2020’s BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards
Taking place during the Superyacht Design Symposium, the BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards have their nominations open for the 2020 awards. The initiative will be taking place alongside the Young Designer of the Year Award, on the first night. The nominees will be awarded in accordance with categories such as Best Naval Architecture, Best Motor Yacht Interior Design, Outstanding Lifestyle Feature, Best New Series, Innovation of the Year and many more. On a special side note: there will also be a Lifetime Achievement Award for a special designer who made an impact on the yachting industry.
World Superyacht Awards
Another initiative set to open the year of 2020 (specifically in the 15th and 16th of May) with a series of highlights for the yachting community is definitely the 15th annual edition of The World Superyacht Awards. This year initiative will occur in the city of London, after having passed by cities such as Venice, Amsterdam, Istanbul and Florence. These awards will aim to recognize the ingenuity, innovation and craftsmanship of some the most remarkable luxury yachts found across the Globe. It’s an event composed by an independent panel of current and former superyacht owners and attended by the elite of the superyacht world. The initiative will recognize the main features of superyachts launched in 2019, conceding a chance for owners, design teams and yacht builders to be awarded a coveted Neptune trophy.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019
The FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX is known for being the most glamorous weekend of the year in Abu Dhabi. It’s a race event known for its magical atmosphere during twilight where the day turns to night in an amazing light show to match the sporting event. With over 60 thousand attendees every year, this event also has a showcasing of several superyachts and the presence of several celebrities and after-parties throughout the event.
MIPCOM 2019, Cannes
MIPCOM 2019 in Cannes consists of an annual trade show known for being the World’s Largest Entertainment Content Market. In October, many important figures from the global media and the entertainment industry will be gathering here in a four-day initiative filled with meetings, screenings, conferences and networking among many prominent figures and fans of the television industry from all over the world. Within the largest TV market in the world, over 2047 exhibiting companies turn up for this event every year to showcase their brand image, as well as to meet other players in the industry and engage in a truly diverse initiative set on redefining the future of the Entertainment Industry as we know it. Don’t miss this event from October 14th to the 17th.
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