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Wave catamaran wins coveted design award

by Sail-World Cruising Round-up on 15 Sep 2012
Winning Wave catamaran .. .

With catamarans exploding in popularity around the world, it is probably fitting that Italian-based A'Award and Competitions, which include a wide range of products, have announced a sailing catamaran as the winner of their latest Silver A'Design Award in the Yacht and Marine Design category.

The winning design was that of the 27m Wave Catamaran by marine architects Roberta Visintin and Cristiana Foytik.

The judging was carried out by the transnational judging committee of the A' Design Awards & Competitions among a great number of projects.

More on Wave Catamaran
Roberta Visintin, the creative mind behind the winning work Wave Catamaran says 'Thinking about the sea as a world in a continuous movement, we took the 'wave' as a symbol of it. Starting from this idea we modelled the lines of the hulls which seem to break themselves to bow.

'The second element at the base of the project idea is the concept of the living space that we wanted to draw in a sort of continuity between interiors and exteriors.

'Through the big glass windows we get an almost 360 degree view, which allows a visual continuity with outside. Not only that, but because of the large glass doors life inside is projected in the outdoor spaces.'


The project was carried out in the city of Monfalcone, near Trieste. The exterior of the hulls and superstructure is designed in bronze colour fibreglass to propose a new chromatic boat line. The interior walls are coated with civil white plaster properly treated, while some elements, as the ceiling of the shipowner's cabin and the headboard of the bed, are decorated with leather. The floors are wooden (teak for the external spaces, wengé for the interiors), sails are in carbon fibre.


About The Silver A' Design Award:
The Silver A' Design Award is a prestigious award given to top 5% percentile designs that have delivered an exemplary level of sublimity in design.

The designs are judged by a panel of three different jury members composed of Academic, Professional and Focus Group Members. The designs are evaluated with score normalization to remove any biases and are voted on aspects such as functionality, ergonomics, engineering, presentation, innovation, usability, fun details, technology, and any other specific points that could be considered, each of these points are further weighted for different jury groups.

About the Organisers:
A'Design Award and Competitions, aims to highlight the excellent qualifications of best designs, design concepts and design oriented products. A' Design Award and Competitions are organized and awarded annually and internationally in multiple categories to reach a wide, design-oriented audience. Learn more: http://www.whatisadesignaward.com

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