L-R: Designer Nicholas Oakwell, presented Dastinas Steponenas with the Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition Award 2016

Designer Nicholas Oakwell, presented Dastinas Steponenas with the Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition Award 2016

Dastinas Steponenas, a final year student from Coventry University, took home the Superyacht UK Young Design Award 2016. The prize was presented to him at the 62nd London Boat Show.

Ten students from universities across the UK had 36 hours to create their entries from scratch, live at the show.

The event, organised by Superyacht UK (SYUK) is designed to raise the profile of the essential hand-drawing skill and to increase awareness of the marine industry as a potential career option.

Mike Carr, chairman of SYUK and joint MD of Pendennis, comments: “Pendennis is delighted to once again support the Superyacht UK Young Designer annual Award. We have been impressed by the extremely high level of skill and imagination shown by the competitors.”

Commenting on the award, Steponenas says: “It’s an absolute honour to win this award. I have had a passion for fine art since a very young age and I am really excited about completing my four-week internship at Pendennis Shipyard in Falmouth.”

Peter Brown from Burgess, Bill Dixon from Dixon Yacht Design and Justin Olesinski from Olesinski judged the hand drawings.