April 13, 2022; Osaka, Japan – Yanmar has announced that it has won the “iF Design Award 2022” from the iF International Forum Design GmbH, for its flagship X47 Express Cruiser.
The iF Design Award is one of the most prestigious design awards in the world and has been held in Germany since 1953. 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.
The flagship of the Yanmar brand, the X47 is a high-performance 47-foot cruiser designed by Ken Okuyama that combines stunning performance with sublime 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 recognized for its exceptional performance, space and facilities that evoke the comforts of home, and superb operability with Yanmar’s unique joystick