Milele finalist at the Boat International Design & Innovation Awards 2024

27 November 2023

We are honored that Milele has been announced as finalist in five categories:

  • Outstanding Exterior Design, Motor Yachts, 40m to 59.9m;
  • Best Interior Design, Motor Yachts 499GT and below, 40m and above;
  • Best Naval Architecture, Displacement Motor Yachts;
  • Outstanding Lifestyle Feature;
  • Innovation of the Year.

The winners will be announced as part of Boat International’s Superyacht Design Festival, taking place in Kitzbühel on 28th January 2024.

The BOAT International Design and Innovation Awards focus on design and the innovation that accompanies it, as well as highlight features that make a boat successful and smart from an operational perspective.

Outstanding Exterior – Motor Yacht: Honouring the most aesthetically pleasing, operationally sound and innovative design and styling approach for a yacht exterior. Motor yachts will focus on balance of the profile and integration of working (including tender and helicopter stowage) and social areas, especially within the context of the yacht’s intended use.

Best Motor Yacht Interior Design — below 500GT / above 500GT: Honouring the most stylistically and aesthetically pleasing interior with specific attention to the general arrangement for owner and guest use, crew circulation and operation, seakeeping issues, materials, lighting, innovation, lifestyle elements and comfort within the context of the design brief.

Best Naval Architecture: Honouring the best hull design for a displacement motor yacht based on a multi-point analysis of efficiency, seakeeping, and performance data and looking at the demonstrated efforts made to perfect the hull for its mission during the design phase via model testing, CFD and/or other computational simulations.

Outstanding Lifestyle Feature: Honouring the design of a single lifestyle element or area aboard a yacht –motor or sail– that improves enjoyment of the yacht at sea or in harbour and enhances the quality of time aboard such as through sport, connection to the natural world, creation of a specific ambiance or function area and exemplifying the spirit of the owner’s brief.

Innovation of the Year: Honouring an innovative design, engineering development, product or process that has improved the aesthetics, operation or liveability of a yacht delivered within the qualifying time period.