Brand Snapshot | BOAT International | Superyacht Design Symposium 2018 & The Superyacht Interiors Book

Next year will see BOAT International, Walpole member and the leading authority on superyachts, present its tenth Superyacht Design Symposium in Kitzbuhel, Austria (28-30 January 2018) and also launch it’s first ever Superyacht Interiors Book at Salone del Mobile in April.

The Symposium attracts over 300 attendees, comprising the great and the good of the superyacht world plus leading names from the wider design and luxury industries.

In 2018 the focus will be on ‘The New Extremes’, specifically looking at what the UHNW demographic are demanding from their yachts today and new trends in travel and spending patterns. Individual sessions will look at frontier markets and the next generation of superyacht owners, and how their demands will affect design and the changing nature of affluent consumer spending.

Speakers already confirmed include design legend Philippe Starck, Stephen Attenborough, Commercial Director at Virgin Galactic, and from the superyacht world Aino-Leena Grapin, CEO of Winch Design and renowned yacht designers Espen Øino and Dan Lenard. Event partners include yacht builder Oceanco, builder of JUBILEE, the largest ever yacht to be built in the Netherlands, and Walpole member Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.

In addition to the conference, the schedule also packs in both a Mountain Lodge Party and a final day Ski Race and Apres Ski, which this year will take place on the world famous Hahnenkamm. For those interested in superyachts, their design, build and ownership, this provides an unrivalled immersive entry point to this unique world.

The Superyacht Interiors Book will feature contributions from many of the world’s leading yacht designers, along with an introduction detailing the history of yacht interiors, plus advertorial features on leading brands producing everything from interior furniture and fabrics to high end audio and technology. The Book is expected to be used as an inspirational ‘look book’, and as a reference for both yacht designers and clients alike, and will be launched in Milan at Salone Del Mobile.

Click here for more information on the Superyacht Design Symposium. There are special ticket offers for Walpole members – please contact Leonard Careddu at BOAT International for details, and for more information on the Superyacht Interiors Book 2018.