The international Association for Industrial Design (ADI) has presented the BAVARIA VIRTESS 420 motor yacht with the Nautical Design Award 2012.
The VIRTESS 420, the first flybridge yacht ever produced by the Giebelstadt shipyard, was only launched this autumn and has already notched up its first design award.
The Nautical Design Award is presented every year to the yacht with the most innovative and demanding design. The prestigious prize is awarded by an international panel of experts, which includes members of the Association for Industrial Design (ADI) as well as leading designers such as Giorgio Armani, Giorgio Orsoni, Lamberto Vallarino Gancia, Vittorio Missoni and Walter de Silva (chairman).
The VIRTESS 420 was selected ahead the other nominated models: the Pershing 82, Austin Parker 64 Fly, Ocean King 88 and the Prestige 620.
“The Nautical Design Award represents a sensational success for BAVARIA and a significant step forward for us in the luxury yacht market. We’re delighted that our first flybridge – which was only premiered this autumn – has received the most important nautical design award,” said Alexander Knesewitsch, Head of Marketing and PR at BAVARIA.