On the opening night of the 2010 Monaco Yacht Show it was announced that Alastair Callender, of UK based Callender Designs, won the “Excellence in Innovation” category, which is part of the prestigious “Awards of Distinction”. This award is voted by the Board of Directors of the International Superyacht Society (ISS).
Alastair Callender said, “This Excellence in Innovation award is a real honour to receive: to have my name and design work recognised in this way is tremendous. I am looking forward to an exciting career in the yacht design industry.”
The Monaco Yacht Club was a fitting venue to announce Alastair as the winner of this category. It was here – one year ago – the 190 foot Soliloquy eco-design concept, was displayed during the 2009 Monaco Yacht Show week.
“Innovation is essential to future business and the development of the industry as a whole. I hope by coupling beautiful aesthetics with a novel, sustainable design approach, the Green Agenda will also be supported through the work that we do as designers.”
Alastair’s career has been going from strength-to-strength, after receiving numerous international accolades over the last 12 months, including winning the esteemed Condé Nast International Innovation and Design Award in May 2010, for Sustainable Design.
“It is a wonderful award from the ISS, especially in the knowledge that my design work was voted for by professionals within the superyacht industry.”
All recipients of the ISS Awards of Distinction will be presented their awards during the ISS International Awards for Design & Leadership Gala, held on the opening night of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October 2010.
Although the multi-award winning Soliloquy superyacht remains a concept at present, the Callender Designs studio are positive that this super-green superyacht, with technology supplied by Solar Sailor Ltd; or other recent yacht design enquires, will soon be taken through further development, and into reality.
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