Yanmar have won the ‘iF Design Award 2022’ from the iF International Forum Design GmbH for their flagship X47 Express Cruiser. The award is judged by a panel of international design experts who evaluate and select award-winning designs based on strict and neutral judging criteria.
Yanmar’s X47 is a high-performance 47ft cruiser designed by Ken Okuyama that combines enhanced performance with comfort. The Express Cruiser was developed for a new marine island-hopping lifestyle where families can travel at high speed from the marina to uninhabited islands, then relax and spend time cruising at leisure.
The award was given in the Product Design category where the X47 was recognised for its performance, space and facilities that evoke the comforts of home, and its operability via Yanmar’s joystick.
The X47 Express Cruiser is equipped with two en suite cabins and is powered by three Yanmar high-output ‘8LV’ clean diesel engines, coupled with the ZT370 drive system.