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