The awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, January 28 in Kitzbühel, Austria. This event, previously called The ShowBoats Design Awards, is offering a new program in 2018. Not only will it recognize naval architecture and styling, but it also will award excellence in innovation and engineering. As technology advances, builders and designers are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in terms of styling and design. Categories include, Best Exterior Styling, Motor Yachts; Best Exterior Styling, Sailing Yachts; Best Exterior Interior, Motor Yachts; Best Exterior Interior, Sailing Yachts; Best Lighting Design, Best Lifestyle Feature Design; Best General Arrangement and Deck Design; Best Naval Architecture: Displacement Motor Yachts; Best Naval Architecture: Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts; Best Naval Architecture: Sailing Yachts; Best New Production Yacht Design; Best Ecological Design and Operation Innovation Award; and Best Tender Design. The Young Designer of the Year also will be announced.
DA VINCI, a Mangusta 165E Superyacht, was built in 2017 by Overmaine. Her stunning style makes her an obvious choice for Best Interior Design, Motor Yachts 400GT to 999GT. From her spacious and sophisticated entertainment areas enhanced by large windows and elegant materials, including bleached oak floors and beautiful marbles, to any of the yachts exceptionally well-laid-out and perfectly tailored staterooms, the interior of DA VINCI is well suited for a variety of different guests, all of whom are sure to fall in love as soon as they step aboard. The bar in the main salon is particularly special. It offers a retractable, lit liquor and spirits display that pops during evening entertainment. During the day, it can be put away to create a more home-like atmosphere, unless, of course, you’re hosting a daytime soiree. The main salon is perfect for entertaining of any type from relaxed evenings with family and friends to over-the-top parties, during which the main salon offers a private night-club vibe.