For the fifth year running Superyacht UK is putting the invaluable skill of hand-drawing under the spotlight at London Boat Show.  

Taking place from Wednesday 10 to Thursday 11 January 2018, the fifth Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition will challenge ten university design students from around the country.  They will be given a brief on the day and have 36 hours to complete the designs before presenting to the judging panel, which will consist of some of the world’s top designers and industry professionals.

The Winner will be announced during the Superyacht UK Technical Seminar drinks reception on Thursday 11th January.  

All students entering the competition must be put forward by their tutor/lecturer.  Students and tutors please click here for full information.

We would like to invite all Superyacht UK members at London Boat Show to pop in and see the competition taking place.  It will be located in the Boulevard near the main entrance to London Boat Show.

Please click to read about the 2017 competition

The Winner of the Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition 2016


Above - Peter Brown, Superyacht UK Chairman and Christopher Karam the Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition Winner 2017

Christopher Karam, a student from Staffordshire University, scooped the top prize at the UK Young Designer Competition 2017, in partnership with Southampton Solent University. Held at the London Boat Show, the presentation was made by Tracey Crouch MP, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage.

The winner, Christopher Karam, who is studying Transport Design at Staffordshire University, commented: “I’m absolutely thrilled to have won this prestigious award and be crowned 2017’s Superyacht UK Young Designer. I am really proud of my design which incorporated all the elements of the brief including a heli-pad, a slider for two tenders and some cool activities to entertain children. My dream is to work in transport design when I complete my course and I feel sure my prize of a four-week internship at Pendennis Shipyard will provide me with some fantastic experience for my future.”