The winner of Sea Level’s inaugural Yacht Design Talent Award 2015 was announced this year at the Monaco Yacht Show, following an intense judging process that involved input from industry professionals and a social media vote.
The contest, which was created by Sea Level in order to find new inspiration and talent in yacht design, saw American student Jeff Summers take first place, followed closely by Bunu Hunler from Italy and Lithuanian Dastinas Steponenas in second and third places respectively.
As part of the contest, Jeff Summers will now uptake a three-month internship at the Sea Level yacht design and engineering studio in the Netherlands in order to work out his winning sundeck design and profile for Heesen Yachts to use in their portfolio.
The three finalists were awarded with a visit to the Monaco Yacht Show to receive their awards in a celebratory presentation, and a year’s free subscription to the SuperYacht Times newspaper as part of the prize. Furthermore, Jeff received a Wacom Intuos Pro Large design tablet, and the opportunity to take advantage of a 50% scholarship for the Mastercourse Interior Design of luxury rides at the Haute Future Fashion Academy.
The jury consisted of members of Sea Level, Heesen Yachts, SuperYacht Times, Haute Future Fashion Academt, Bannenberg & Rowell Design and the Monaco Yacht Show, who arrived at a decision on the designs of six finalists from the 26 designs that were submitted by students from across the world. A social media vote was then cast to gauge the popularity of the six designs, from which the jury chose the winners.
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