Results of the competition

On behalf of the Openwave-group, I am pleased to announce the winners of the Vision of Future Boating Competition 2011 here today.

The three winning entries are presented shortly below. More information about the winning submissions on the right side bar.

Kosin Voravattayagon’s concept of a future sail boat won the Vision of Future Boating Competition 2011 and the prize of 3000 €. Kosin’s concept has been inspired by asymmetric architecture and Asian culture. Kosin studies Transportation Design in Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden.


Antti Mäkelä’s and Alexander Brink’s concept “Le Boat” won the 2nd prize, 2000 €. Antti and Alexander created an affordable, sustainable, easy, care-free and safe day trip boat concept.

Mäkelä ja Brinck

Vasu Vachiraprakarnsakul’s concept won the 3rd prize, 1000 €. Vasu’s concept “The M-Concept Venezia” is a single traveller vehicle for agile driving through narrow canals in Venice.


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New information about the schedule

In order to synchronize the publishing of the winners and press releases, the project group has decided to postpone the date of the announcement of the winners.

The winners will be published by January 14th 2012.

We apologize for any inconvenience the delay may cause.

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About the judging and schedule

On behalf of the group, I want to warmly thank all the participants!

We have received altogether 38 submissions from all over the world.

The jury will start judging the submissions next week. The winners will be announced in a couple of weeks.

We will publish the three winning entries as well as the top ten in this blog after the winners are published.

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One week left!

Still one week left to create your future vision of recreational boating!

The contest is open for students and design-enthusiasts around the world.

We are searching for radically new concepts and meanings of future recreational boating in diverse cultures around the world.

Three winning entries will be granted a cash prize award. The total sum of awards is € 6000.

The deadline for submissions is October 31st, 2011 11:59 p.m. UTC.

Have fun!

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Members of the jury

The full list of jury members is now published. Members are:

Mrs. Annele Eerola – Principal Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Ms. Annika Hissa – Director, Aalto University School of Art and Design Western Finland Design Centre MUOVA
Mr. Andrea Ratti – Director Master in Yacht Design, Politecnico di Milano
Mr. Raimo Nikkanen – Professor of Industrial Design, Aalto University School of Art and Design
Mr. Jouko Huju –Managing Director, Finnish Marine Industries Federation Finnboat
Mr. Valtteri Vauramo – Design Director, Marinetek Group
Mr. Eero Heininen – Managing Director, Vmax Rentals
Mr. Ben Fagerstrom – Managing Director, Marino Boats
Mr. Mika Niskanen – Senior Technology Adviser, Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation Tekes

I would like to remind you about the extension of competition time once again. The new deadline is October 31st.


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New Deadline: October 31st

The Openwave-group has decided to extend the duration of the competition time. The new deadline is October 31st. This change was requested as some design schools don’t start their autumn term before October.

We have received many questions regarding who is eligible to participate in the competition. The competition is open for design students and design enthusiasts. In other words, the competition is open for everyone!

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Dear Boaters and Not-Yet-Boaters All Around the World

This afternoon, the first Visions of Future Boating design competition has been opened!

This is not a traditional boat design competition. It is not only about technical solutions nor is it only about aesthetics. It is about an idea of boating and a boat. The question is: how could the future of boating be like?

We ask you to envision the future of boating from your point of view. This is an opportunity to create concepts based on your individual wishes and dreams reflecting your local and cultural background. The concepts can be about boats, services and/or marinas.

To inspire you, design drivers based on global social changes are introduced here. Please feel free to use them, if you find them inspiring. New technologies might enable new boating solutions. Enablers are introduced here.

This competition will be run on this blog. You will find more information from the bar on the right side. Comments and questions are very welcome.

On behalf of the Openwave-group,

Janne Pekkala,
competition secretary, Muova

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