Episode 1

The Architects of Exploration

The world is getting smaller, and travelling to the farthest edges of the world is a growing attraction for yacht owners. The world is getting smaller, and travelling to the farthest edges of the world is a growing attraction for yacht owners. The ability to break ice and gather new experiences has brought forward a new focus on expedition through yachting – but is it anything new? And what are the major factors behind the rise of the modern explorer? We look at various concepts, from the 'Range Rover mentality' to the 'Gin Palace', in the quest to uncover the history of the explorer and how it has developed alongside the world of luxury yachting.

Runtime

6 mins

Written & Directed by

Ben Roberts

Episode 2

Ocean Giants

These ocean-going giants have grown exponentially over the course of just decades, taking the yachting industry from the modest pleasure boats to huge 100m+ luxury vessels. But how will this phenomenon of building the largest or most iconic change over the coming years? With builders creating more ambitious designs, and new generations of owners looking at uncompromising view of luxury – so, with large yachts becoming as intricately drawn as small pleasure crafts, we take a closer look at how designers are working with owners to use size and space to create something new.

Runtime

6 mins

Written & Directed by

Ben Roberts

Episode 3

Owner Driven Innovation

Each project reflects a unique dream, and a designer must work closely with the owner to bring this to life. Rising from the technological boom are a new generation of high net worth individuals from new industries, bringing an extra impetus to style and innovative design. The leading designers in the yachting industry explain the effect this is having on their trade, and what they are doing to respond to demands that push the boundaries of innovation.

Runtime

6 mins

Written & Directed by

Ben Roberts

Episode 4

The Concept of Style

The world’s most renowned yacht designers reveal how they make an impact on design, while also realising the owner’s dream and delivering on functionality. In a rapidly changing design landscape, there is still a process based on simplicity behind turning a luxury yacht into a timeless masterpiece.

Runtime

7 mins

Written & Directed by

Ben Roberts

Episode 5

Revolutions in Retrospect

The design community is one filled with mutual admiration, respecting those who dare to break the status quo in a quest to create an icon. From Bannenberg and Francis to Heywood and Stark, designers share the influences on their own yachting philosophy and how they foresee the evolution of this industry.

Runtime

8 mins

Written & Directed by

Ben Roberts

Episode 6

Designers of Tomorrow

Harnessing raw emotion and flair as opposed to delving into sterile digital formats is just one of many tips for aspiring designers to look out for. Nurturing talent takes time, but programmes running in both studios and shipyards help immerse the new generation into the world of yacht design.

Runtime

8 mins

Written & Directed by

Ben Roberts

Episode 7

Unbridled Progress

Reflecting on technological advancements and the demands of a new breed of owner, prestigious designers speculate on what impact this will have for this competitive and innovative industry.

Runtime

7 mins

Written & Directed by

Ben Roberts

Episode 8

The Brief

With the evolving demands of the modern owner, designers must accommodate for a multi-purposeful superyacht with a renewed take on adventure. Evolution is driven by the design community, each member with their own ambition of creating something beautiful to catch the eye. The innovators shaping the future consider what challenges they face from a younger generation of owner determined to live through new experiences.

Runtime

7 mins

Written & Directed by

Ben Roberts