Honoured with nominations

Guido de Groot is honoured to announce two vessels from the table of the design studio have been nominated for World Superyacht Awards. Both Jangada and Vanadis have been selected as stand-out examples in their class and have joined an illustrious field of nominees. We’d like to thank both owners for the vision and bravery to bring to life projects that extend the field.

The Boat International World Superyacht Awards evening was scheduled for May but has now been re-scheduled and will be held over 5-6 September 2020 in London as the world grapples with the widening effects of Covid-19.

When the event does take place, Guido de Groot will be very pleased to see examples of both the studio’s interior and exterior design held up for awards. Jangada has been nominated in the Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yacht Under 500GT – 30m to 34.9m category. Built by Van der Valk, 32m Jangada’s exterior design by Guido de Groot, and interior design by Nick Top in cooperation with Guido de Groot, displays a highly-coherent elegance which translates to relaxed comfort for the owner onboard.

The raised pilothouse design is a sleek evolution of the repeat owner’s first 24m Jangada, and incorporates specific requests from the owner. The flybridge deck is equal parts function and fun with an 800kg lifting capacity crane for tenders and toys and outdoor helm station, as well as a dining area, wet bar, plenty of sunbathing space and an aluminium hard top for ample shade.

Her calming, minimalistic interior based on whitewashed European Oak holds many bespoke features requested by her experienced owner and has been future-proofed for the space to work as their needs change. Her professional galley can be open and closed at will to be used family-style, or involve guests in the theatrics of meal preparation if they wish, and a full beam master with twin walk-in wardrobes and spacious ensuite provides an inviting space to relax.

Accommodation is for 11 guests, plus five crew, and Jangada cruises easily at 18 knots, achieving top speeds of 24 knots.

Fellow Guido de Groot nominee, Vanadis is up for her second award of the year. Having already won the Eco Award during the Boat International Design Awards Gala in Cortina D’Ampezzo in February, she’s now nominated in the Displacement Motor Yachts Below 499GT – 30m to 39.9m category of the Boat International World Superyacht Awards.

Built by Cerri Cantieri Navali, with naval architecture by Ginton Naval Architects, and with exterior and interior design by Guido de Groot, the 31.5m boasts the most comprehensive diesel-electric power system yet of a yacht this length, with first Hybrid Power certification by Lloyds Register for an Italian-built yacht.

Vanadis has been a long time in the making with the first seeds of the project conceptualised by her owner ten years before it came to fruition. Her owner sought to build a yacht which was environmentally-friendly, high tech and yet displayed maximum propulsion and efficiency for long range cruising.

Her exterior and interior design needed to compliment and support this, without compromising her eco-credentials; a challenge Guido de Groot was pleased to take on. Long, elegant curved lines creates a refined, classic exterior and well-balanced proportions with room for a swimming platform in response to the owner’s request to ensure valuable deck space wasn’t lost to the tender.

Vanadis’ double engine room and complex technical systems meant that interior space needed to be used intelligently. Bleached ash with walnut accents and light decor have created a sense of light and space, added to by a well-thought out general arrangement and large windows.

Thank you to the owners of both these forward-looking yachts which provided so much scope to introduce interesting design solutions and were a pleasure to work on, We’re pleased to see both these vessels nominated amongst their peers and congratulate their builders and naval architects.