UPDATE, APRIL 14: Hundreds of you have downloaded our superyacht sketches! Due to a few requests, we have decided to extend this initiative several more days. Originally, we wanted sketches back by April 10. However, some parents only just learned about the project now. So, the good news is, we’ll hold open submissions through April 27. Get your kids’ crayons out, and start coloring… and don’t forget to send us photos of their amazing artwork!
Read on for our original article.
The news in many parts of the world due to the pandemic is anxiety-inducing. As hard as it is for us, our kids are picking up on the worry and struggling even more. So, we’d like bring a little light into your household, even for a short while. Below, you’ll find 10 superyacht sketches for you to download and your kids to color. By doing so, you’ll also help raise funds for an extraordinary organization combating childhood hunger.
The idea started simple enough. Late last week, Heesen Yachts shared a black-and-white illustration of one of its yachts via social media for kids and adults alike to color. We loved it so much that we started thinking: Surely other shipyards, as well as designers, have similar superyacht sketches for your kids to color.
That thought turned into an email, and within days we received the nine sketches you’ll find here. For instance, besides the original drawing from Heesen (left), we have a line drawing from Luiz De Basto. Just like Heesen’s yacht, De Basto’s yacht is a real one, too. The Miami-based designer says it’s one of the first sketches he did for a 98-foot (30-meter) megayacht built by Brazil-based Intermarine. Furthermore, if your kids want a little inspiration, visit his website and watch his progressive color animation on the homepage.
The rest of the designs are from Vripack (Al Waab II), ThirtyC Yacht Design, Gresham Yacht Design, Bill Prince Yacht Design (a 105-meter concept), Burger Boat Company (Northland), Mangusta (Mangusta GranSport 33), Lürssen (Kismet), and Feadship (Gladiator). Even better, a few more shipyards and designers have pledged to send drawings, so check back to see the latest additions.
Because so many creative kids are out there, let’s make this even more fun. When your child is done, take a picture of him or her holding their superyacht sketches, or just the colored results, and send it to us at [email protected] by April 10. We’ll post them in a story here on MegayachtNews.com and on our Facebook page.
As mentioned, the superyacht sketches for your kids to color will help raise money for a worthy cause. We’re making a donation to No Kid Hungry, an initiative to end hunger in America and with an even more urgent current mission. Due to COVID-19, many schools are closed. Therefore, in cities and small communities around the country, many children have lost access to their main meals—and, in some cases, only real meals. Therefore, No Kid Hungry is working on the local level to help provide for them. Since we want to help, too, for all of the superyacht sketches we receive, we’ll make a donation to this most worthy cause.
You can download all the illustrations via this link. (Editor’s note, April 2: This morning Incat Crowther sent us a sketch of Hodor for your kids.) Get your kids to put on their thinking caps, and break out the crayons and markers. We can’t wait to see—and share!—their creativity.
No Kid Hungry nokidhungry.org