Name: Esenyacht Design Team
Company: Esenyacht Shipyard
. What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms?
We feel that design is moving towards ever greater levels of customisation as owners seek to have yachts that are truly unique. This requires design input down to the finest details and cooperation with yards that have the capability to deliver such a level of craftsmanship.
. Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2014 and beyond.
Pay attention to the fine details both inside and out
Aim for a combination of modern materials and traditional craftsmanship
Use composites to reduce weight / emissions and boost performance
Think out of the box – consider design ideas from other industries
Allow interior and exterior spaces to merge into each other
. And key trends that we should be aware of?
Yachts continuing to get larger
More emphasis on distinct, unique designs
Value for money important, but not at the expense of quality
. What projects are you currently working on?
48m sloop Troy – currently in build
50m composite motoryacht – currently under development with Mannerfelt Yacht Design
. If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?
Listen to what the client wants and maintain close cooperation
. A designer’s work is so diverse – how do you manage to hold down a career and a life?
It’s not always easy, but it helps to be doing what you love.
. How important are The International Yacht and Aviation Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
We believe that these awards are highly regarded in the industry and we value the opportunity to take part.
. What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
To exceed the expectations of the owner of Troy when it is delivered, and to secure a buyer for the 50m composite motor yacht.