The Design & Innovation Awards 2024 took place in the picturesque alpine town of Kitzbühel, Austria, as part of the Superyacht Design Festival. The awards recognise an array of spectacular features in today’s most remarkable yachts, ranging from the aesthetic and naval design aspects to the innovative and environmentally conscious applications.

This article is introducing you to the 3 Motor Yachts which won Outstanding Exterior Design in each of their categories at the Design & Innovation Awards 2024. Read on to find out more!

Bolide 80

Motor Yachts, 24m to 39.9m

  • Exterior designer: Victory Design-Brunello Acampora
  • Naval architect: Victory Design-Brunello Acampora
  • Builder: Victory Design
Image sourced from: BOAT International

The smallest boat in its category, 24.9m Bolide 80 has all-carbon sleek lines and can reach a speed of up to 70 knots. With subtle nods to car design, its exterior also has a nice connection with the carbon-structured interior.

Pink Shadow

Motor Yachts, 40m to 59.9m

  • Exterior designer: Azure Yacht Design
  • Naval architect: Damen Yachting
  • Builder: Damen Yachting
Design & Innovation Awards 2024
Image sourced from: BOAT International

58m Pink Shadow stands out with a longer hull and a distinctive dark green hue which stood out due to its open beach club area and the versatility showcased in the aft section of the main deck. This space serves not only as a lively entertainment area but also doubles as a practical garage for hauling tenders and toys while the yacht is in motion.

Pink Shadow is a bolt statement that exemplifyies the concept of an “SUV yacht” – multifunctional and enjoyable.


Motor Yachts, 60m and above

  • Exterior designer: Unique Yacht Design
  • Naval architect: Unique Yacht Design
  • Builder: Bilgin Yachts
Design & Innovation Awards 2024
Image sourced from: BOAT International

80m Leona has a bold red hull and elongated profile. It was her striking sleek design that secured her the win, along with her stunning beach club to the expansive owner’s deck at the top.

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