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Gerard Dijkstra receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Dutch naval architect Gerard Dijkstra, founder of Dykstra Naval Architects, has been announced as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards 2022.

His five-decades-long-career has resulted in a staggering portfolio of work from modern marvels, the likes of Maltese Falcon and SY Black Pearl, the Dynarig, to the classic styling of Athena, Hetairos, and Adix - and not forgetting his pivotal role in the revival of the J Class. He accepted his award at the Superyacht Design Festival in Milan to a standing ovation.