ANCHOR-VR was very proud to participate in the Superyacht Design Symposium, that took place in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, January 27-29, 2019. Stunning mountain views, stylish atmosphere of the top Italian ski resort and warm welcome of Boat International Media, the organizer of the event, created the best background for this thought-provoking, challenging and entertaining event.
Anastasia Yushkova, CEO and Founder of Anchor-VR, was honored to lead a master-class on Virtual Reality for the world’s leading superyacht designers, naval architects, shipyard CEOs and industry figures along with yacht owners followed by Q&A session. Anchor-VR also arranged a dedicated Virtual Reality corner in the main lobby of the venue, where we were able to present the visionary works of the finalists of Young Designer of the Year award in Virtual Reality, making the respected guests of the Superyacht Design Symposium virtually step on board of young designers’ imaginary, yet very practical, vessels and explore the designs in the new immersive way.
Five models of young designers, all coming from different countries, including the finalist Liu Yihharn were featured using Virtual Reality technology. And all the designers were extremely interested about the enormous potential of Virtual Reality in the yachting industry. According to Yihharn Liu, Finalist of Young Designer of the Year Awards, «the technology equips designers with the capability to present ideas and detect design conflicts within a 3D visual environment. Virtual Reality also offers an extra layer of confidence for the clients during the decision-making process. With the continued advancement of VR tools, designers and engineers will be able to employ this technology to promote further collaboration and discussion, and even the creation of models and structures from scratch in Virtual Reality in the near future».
Yihharn Liu concludes that she greatly enjoyed her experience working with Anchor-VR. She said: «Anastasia and her team worked closely with me during the entire process to ensure that the result fits my vision. The immersive and interactive VR experience presented at the Superyacht Design Symposium for my yacht concept, Manta, was memorable. Many thanks to Anchor-VR for their professionalism and their attention to detail.»