Competition Details


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Eight third year design students will be shortlisted to participate in the Superyacht UK Young Designers Competition 2019.  The student’s accommodation will be paid for 24th - 26th June and a grant up to £100 per student to cover travel and subsistence.  The competition starts on Tuesday 25th June from 10.00am and will finish at 17.30 Wednesday 26th June. 

How to enter?

The candidates will need to have been nominated by their Tutor/Lecturer or nominate themselves if they enrolled on an accredited design course as a third year student.

The entry form must be completed and sent to Superyacht UK by 30th April 2019.  Once all entries have been considered Superyacht UK will notify the successful candidates.


Monday 24th June

After 14.00          Students can check into their hotel from 14.00 

* Please note, all students must have checked in by 17.00 to ensure attendance at the Welcome Dinner     which is compulsory*

19.00 – 22.00      Welcome Dinner including Students, Judges and SYUK Team – venue TBC

Tuesday 25th June

From 07.30            Breakfast in hotel

10.00 – 11.15        Registration & Set Up

11.30-12.30           Attendance to the official “Starchitect Keynote”

12.30-13.15           Lunch

13.15 – 13.30        Students meet judges in competition area who will run through the design brief

13.45                     Competition begins

18.15                     Pencils down until tomorrow

18.30- 20.30          Networking Reception followed by free evening

Wednesday 26th June

From 07.30           Breakfast in hotel.  Students to check out and leave luggage at hotel

09.00                    Second day of competition begins

13.00                    Pencils down.  Students begin presenting to judges

14.30                    Lunch and time to look round the Design Centre

15.30                    Students meet to set up designs for

16.00 – 17.00       Prize Giving, winner announced during the “Champagne Conversation”

After 17.30           Students to collect luggage from hotel and make way home


The Prize


First Prize - 4-week internship at Pendennis Shipyard * Accommodation provided*

Second Prize – 2-week internship at Olesinski Ltd* Accommodation provided on the Isle of Wight and travel provided to and from the Island. *

Third Prize - TBC


Judging Panel


Justin Olesinski – Olesinski Ltd

Bill Dixon – Dixon Yacht Design

Tony Dixon – RWD

Dimitris Hadjidimos - D-iD

Jeff Houlgrave – Marina Projects / SYUK Chairman

Stephen Hills – Pendennis Shipyard

James Ward – Marine Resources Recruitment Limited / Title Sponsor



2018 Winner Chris Mobley


Any questions please contact Johanna.