Finding benefits to the pandemic is not an easy task but Daniel Nerhagen shared with us some of the silver linings that Tillberg Design of Sweden experienced during 2020: "It was very tough in the beginning but then played out very nice in the end." the Yacht Director commented. "We were very well set up before COVID with not working from the office because a lot of designers are travelling all over the world to shipyards and to clients and so on, so we had the set up already before COVID."
Large design houses such as Tillberg Design of Sweden are helping to bring sustainability to the forefront of the superyacht industry with yachts such as Aegir 2.0, an impressive sailing yacht with the lowest possible carbon footprint: "It has been a direction of the industry for the last couple of years to go into a more sustainable way of actually operating. [...] We have been sailing for thousands of years but we have only used motor yachts for the last hundred years. So, the best way is to go back in history to look at what was working."
2021 has been a boundary pushing year for the Swedish design studio, projects such as the 222m yacht liner Somnio: "It's a project that has been going on for quite some time in the background. Based on the expense of building a really big superyacht, this group of investors and friends came together and started to see how they could do it together as a sharing yacht. [...] From there we started to look at a number of different General Arrangements that could be brought together and how many apartements we can put into one superyacht."
And lastly, the Yacht Director shared with us the company's latest news regarding the new explorer yacht MIMER and the world voyager SCINTILLA: "We didn't have an explorer yacht in our range and we were really keen to have something that wasn't so masculine and brutal, as a lot of explorers are very male designed. [...] We wanted it to be more like a Swiss Army Knife, so it is a platform and then you can chose different options if you want more interior space, if you want more space for toys on board, if you want a heli-hanger or not."