Designer Spotlight at Monaco Yacht Show 2022

In the run-up to the Monaco Yacht Show 2022, SuperYacht Times takes a look at some of the designers attending this year's event. 

Azure Yacht Design & Naval Architecture Kensho yacht anchoredAzure Yacht Design & Naval Architecture was founded in 2003 and is based in Haarlem, the Netherlands. They offer a wide range of services for new build and refit projects and have established long term relationships with other key players in the yacht building industry. They have been responsible for some of the most impressive yachts to be launched this year including the conversion of the 80-metre Damen Yachting support yacht U-81, as well as the exterior design for the 74.85-metre Admiral superyacht Kenshō

Mulder DesignOctopussy yacht cruisingMulder Design was founded in 1979 by Frank Mulder in the Netherlands, with his son Bas Mulder taking over the helm several years ago. They offer superb exterior styling, naval architecture, and engineering and create memorable motor yachts. They cover a wide range of services from initial concept design, to final sea trials, and have been involved with projects such as ‘the world's fastest yacht’ Octopussy, where they are currently helping to restore her to her former glory.

Cor D. Rover DesignCor D. Rover : Seasense Cor D. Rover Design was established over 20 years ago in the Netherlands, after he worked with Frank Mulder for a number of years on projects such as Octopussy and the Moonraker. Since then they have been involved heavily with Horizon on their FD series as well as the exterior design of the 58.5-metre superyacht Phi, delivered in 2021.

Malcolm McKeon Yacht DesignRibelle in Porto CervoPhoto: Carlo BorlenghiMalcolm McKeon has been a leading designer in the superyacht industry for over 30 years.  His portfolio includes more than 200 sailing and motor yachts, 50 of them in excess of 30-metres in length. He is currently involved in the 59.7-metre Royal Huisman Project MM597, where he is responsible for exterior design and naval architecture. He is also known for his work on the award-winning sailing yacht Ribelle where he penned her exterior design and naval architecture. 

Sorgiovanni Yacht DesignBarbara leaving MonacoPhoto: Bruno Buisson / SuperYacht TimesSorgiovanni Yacht Design was established in 1997 in Fremantle, Australia and has recently opened an office in Monaco to expand its design to Europe and offer a worldwide service. The award-winning designer has been turning heads with his designs at the Monaco Yacht Show for several years with his highly distinctive design style. A perfect example of this is the 88.5-metre Oceanco superyacht Barbara which turned heads at the show in 2018.

This article was originally published in Issue 42 of SuperYacht Times newspaper. To read more stories like this one and to never again miss another issue of the SuperYacht Times newspaper, subscribe here.

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