Boat International Media, the global authority on superyachting, announced the distinguished winners of the World Superyacht Awards 2017 on May 14 in Florence, Italy. Now in their 12th year, the prestigious awards celebrate the most remarkable and innovative superyachts from across the globe that have launched over the last 12 months.
This year, the winning superyachts ranged from the most complex and challenging vessels ever built to magnificent explorer yachts capable of taking their owners to all corners of the globe.
Sixty nominations from 14 different countries make this year’s awards the most competitive to-date, with a total of 15 stand-out winners recognised for their outstanding ingenuity, innovation and high quality design.
Multi-award-winning superyachts Dilbar and Sybaris took home two Neptune Trophies apiece, following a fiercely-debated judging process involving a panel of 23 serial superyacht owners. The renowned judges collectively bring with them hundreds of years of experience owning, running and managing superyachts.
Stewart Campbell, Editor at Boat International Media, said: “The World Superyacht Awards celebrate the best of the best. We’re very proud that we have built such a well-renowned platform that rewards truly exceptional yacht owners and shipyards from around the globe. Each year we see a staggering number of outstanding entries, making the panel’s job even harder. 2017 was no different. The unrivalled quality and creativity of this year’s winners is proof that the prestigious Neptune trophy is the definitive exemplar of yachting excellence.”
THE WINNERS OF THE WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS 2017:
Voyager’s Award: Glaze
Displacement Motor Yachts of 3,000gt and above: Dilbar
Displacement Motor Yachts of between 1,500gt and 2,999gt: Cloudbreak
Displacement Motor Yachts of 500gt to 1,499gt: Joy
Displacement Motor Yachts of below 500gt of 43-metres and above: La Passion
Displacement Motor Yachts of below 500gt – 30-metres to 42.9-metres: X
Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 50-metres and above: Galactica Super Nova
Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts of 40-metres to 49.9-metres: Amore Mio
Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts of 34-metres to 39.9-metres: Gipsy
Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts of 30-metres to 33.9-metres: Botti
Sailing Yachts of 40-metres and above: Sybaris
Sailing Yachts of 30-metres to 39.99-metres: My Song
Quality & Value Award: Narvalo
Rebuilt Yachts: Legend
Refitted Yachts: Aquila
Sailing Yacht of the Year: Sybaris
Motor Yacht of the Year: Dilbar
Legacy Award: Alex Dreyfoos
When it comes to sailing yachts, one particular vessel shone above the rest, picking up two highly coveted awards. Perini Navi’s 70m Sybaris, an ultra-large yacht designed to cruise the extremities of the world in comfort, was the worthy winner in both the Sailing Yacht of 40-metres and above and Sailing Yacht of the Year categories.
The owner’s designers worked with the builder’s in-house teams to provide an impressive interpretation of the owner’s request for elegant, low-profile styling, uninterrupted internal volumes and wide views. Sybaris’ sailing ability, luxurious interior, optimum division of internal volume and technical innovation determined her as a yacht that is supreme for its purpose.
Another victor was Baltic Yachts’ My Song, which was awarded the trophy for Sailing Yacht of 30-metres to 39.9-metres. With an interior and exterior styled by Nauta Design, she’s packed with cutting edge design and technology and serves as a comfortable yet feature-filled cruising yacht. She also performs well on the race course, regularly reaching 20-plus knots and boasting a top speed in excess of 30 knots in optimum conditions.
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Source : http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2017/05/15/world-superyacht-awards-2017/