International Super Yacht of the Year Award

Ultimate Lady


On Friday the 29th of October 1999, in conjunction with the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, LOMOcean Design was presented with the International Super Yacht Society Design Award in the 23 - 32m Power Category, for the design of the 26m wavepiercer, Ultimate Lady.

This is the first time that a New Zealand designer has ever won this most prestigious of awards and LOMOcean Design joined the ranks of the world's top super yacht designers.

The 26m Ultimate Lady was built in Auckland; launched in August of 1998 she is believed to be the first ever luxury wavepiercer catamaran. Prior to construction, the hull form was tank tested at the Australian Maritime College in Launceston and proved to be the most efficient catamaran ever tested at the facility.

Photo Voltaic Solar Powered Vehicle World Circumnavigation Record

Turanor Planet Solar (later Race 4 Water and now Porrima)


In 2012, the 31m LOMOcean designed wavepiercer catamaran Turanor Planet Solar became the first ever photovoltaic solar powered electric vehicle - not just the first boat - to circle the globe. She also holds the record for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by a PV Solar boat and now more than ten years later has many tens of thousands of ocean miles under her keels.

World International Super Yacht Awards

The Beast


The LOMOcean designed 39m catamaran motor yacht, THE BEAST won best displacement motor yacht at the 2020 Boat International World Superyacht Awards in the below 499 GT category.

The designers, owner and crew were proud to win this prestigious award. The unique and daring design was up against tough competition and was deservedly recognised as a winner.

The BOAT International World Superyacht Awards is a globally acclaimed event, known for its credibility, prestige and glamour. It is distinguished from other yacht awards by a judging panel comprising current and former superyacht owners.

The World Powerboat Circumnavigation Record



In June 2008, the LOMOcean designed Earthrace made history by smashing the previous World powerboat circumnavigation record by two full weeks - a record that has been un-beaten for a decade. Furthermore, Earthrace was able to achieve this running on 100% bio-fuel. LOMOcean wish to congratulate the Earthrace crew and supporters for this incredible achievement.

Super Yacht Society International Design Award Finalist



Designed by LOMOcean and meticulously crafted by Vaudrey Miller boat-builders in Auckland, Sampitres was named a finalist of the 2002 Super Yacht Society International Design awards in the 23 - 32m category. With a beam of only 6.2 metres and overall length of 25.2 metres, Sampitres was designed to fit into tight harbours in the Mediterranean, where she spent a large amount of time. This part of the design brief required an extreme amount of research to gain high efficiency and transatlantic range with such a narrow beam multihull craft.

Spruce Goose Design Competition Winner

Wavepiercer WP50


During the prestigious "Yacht Vision '98" design symposium, LOMOcean Design was awarded the Supreme Award at the inaugural "Spruce Goose Design Competition" for the conceptual design of the 50 metre luxury wavepiercer catamaran Wavepiercer WP50. The panel of judges, including design legends Glade Johnson and Bruce Farr, commented that the design had the all important "X" factor. Wavepiercer WP50 is the big sister to the award-winning Ultimate lady.

Boating NZ Magazine Fishing boat of the year



Another break-through for the LOMOcean Design team was the Boating NZ Magazine award for its sportsfisher walk-around "Tournament" line of boats. Whilst Tournament 7 was named the Fishing Boat of the Year in 1994, the current and tastefully refined Tournament models are still being produced in New Zealand.

Powerboat Race Organisation efficiency award

Tournament 8


As a testament to the ongoing research and development into hull efficiency, the LOMOcean designed Tournament 8 was awarded the Powerboat Race Organisation Efficiency award. This award is calculated based on the weight of the boat, the average speed maintained, the installed power and the overall fuel consumption, over the full distance of the race course. To this day, LOMOcean Design holds numerous efficiency records in the Tasmanian tank testing facility in Launceston, topping the list off with one of the most efficient catamarans ever tested at the facility.

Volvo Penta Powerboat Rally multi-class winner

Tournament 8


The LOMOcean designed Tournament 8 had a clean sweep of the 1993 Volvo Penta Powerboat Rally, where she was the winner of 11 categories. The categories were based on several performance-based stages and included prizes for efficiency, economy and nominated speed. Amongst the prizes won by Tournament 8 were the awards for best overall performance and Rex Henry trophy for best design.

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