Wednesday, 08 April 2015 09:26

Burgess takes part in Superyacht Designer Competition

Burgess sales broker Peter Brown is part of the judging panel for the inaugural Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition, taking place on 14 – 15 January 2015. The competition is intended to help raise the profile of the marine industry as a career option and increase the pool of young talent available to design houses.

The focus for the eight competition entrants, all of whom are in their third year of design courses at university, is on the fading skill of hand-drawing.

“As people become more comfortable using advanced computer software to design, it is possible that the specialised skill of drawing by hand is becoming a lost art,” Peter Brown, who is also Vice Chair of Superyacht UK, said. “In the superyacht world, designing a yacht by hand is essential. Designers need to be able to quickly capture the client’s imagination in the short time they have with them.”

Competition entrants will have 36 hours to work on a brief that they have been issued in advance. The winner will be announced at the Superyacht UK Technical Seminar at 4pm on Thursday 15 January and will receive a four week paid internship at Pendennis Shipyard.

Peter Brown, who is based in Burgess' London office, is joined on the judging panel by Philippe Briand (Philippe Briand Ltd), Mark Tucker (Design Unlimited) and James Claydon (Claydon Reeves