The Rossinavi yard in Viareggio, Italy, held its inaugural Rossinavi Design Challenge at the Seatec technology conference, which ran Feb. 5-7 in Carrara, Italy.
According to a report in Superyacht Times, the Design Challenge — promoted by Rossinavi and organized by IMM CarraraFiere in partnership with Superyacht Times, the Yachts for Sale YouTube channel, and the ModelMaker Group — gave aspiring yacht designers a chance to show their talents.
The theme for the challenge was to develop the lines and interior of a superyacht up to 500 gross tons using new design solutions, innovative materials and unconventional propulsion systems. Contestants were required to employ ecological, sustainable and environmentally friendly techniques and philosophies.
First place went to Gianluca Bina and Mirko Oprandi, who have received support from Rossinavi for the development and production of a scale model of the winning project by the ModelMaker Group. The pair will also receive support to sell the project.
Second place was awarded to Hidden Port Side, a Barcelona, Spain-based design team, and third place went to Giacomo Schiarol.
The challenge was hosted in conjunction with the Millennium Yacht Design Award. “The project we worked on with Seatec has been well organized and is aimed at opening up opportunities for success,” Federico Rossi, COO of Rossinavi, said in the report. “Considering the historical success of the MYDA award, we expected a good response. We came to the event with 60 important projects by young designers — Italian and foreign — from 17 different countries ranging from North to South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, so we can say that the idea has been well received.”