In a fleet of over 5000 superyachts, the numbers of yachts that are instantly recognisable are small. Traditional and practical designs reign supreme but occasionally a yacht will come along that breaks all the boundaries. Take The Maltese Falcon, Yas, S/Y A, M/Y A, Ocean Pearl, Black Pearl, Venus, Nero and Adastra to name but a few. Love them or hate them, there is no doubt that they play an important role in demonstrating the capabilities of design innovation and in their own way have an effect on the overall evolution of superyacht design processes. Whether by directly influencing other designs, pushing design constraints to their limits and forcing innovation or simply sparking the imagination, these designs should be celebrated. Read the full interview by clicking on the cover below.