The plans earned BMY and Yacht Island Design the ‘Superyacht Design of the Future’ award, presented at the Monaco Yacht Show.
“The level of enthusiasm around Project Utopia has been overwhelming and it’s great that the judging panel of these awards has recognised and duly credited the concept as a real and possible vision of the future,” said James Roy, yacht design director at BMT Nigel Gee.
“The origin of Utopia came from a client’s brief which was to have ‘a piece of floating real estate that could be moved between nice locations’. I remember very clearly a moment of excitement when the design team realised that the project would not necessarily have to end up looking like a traditional yacht. However, that particular brief evolved into a need to travel at speed, which forced the design into a more traditional form.”
You can read about Project Utopia, and see more images, on ybw.com.