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Yacht Designer Ron Holland Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

4th February 2019
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One time Irish based yacht designer Ron Holland has won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Superyacht Design Symposium 2019, and Boat International Design and Innovation Awards

The competition included a total of 61 nominated yachts with 19 receiving recognition. In addition to the boat categories, the ceremony honoured two individuals, Yihharn Liu for Young Designer of the Year, and Ron Holland for the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Last June, the designer was reunited with one of his first boats 'Silver Shamrock' at Royal Cork Yacht Club as reported here. Team

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