The International Superyacht Society (ISS) is seeking nominations from the yachting industry and yachting public for its annual recognition programs.
While many are familiar with the organization’s design awards that celebrate achievement in superyacht engineering and style, ISS equally celebrates personal triumph from the crew level to the corporate office. Both the yacht and non-yacht awards are presented annually during ISS’s International Design Awards Gala held the opening night of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
ISS requests that nominations for the awards defined below be made prior to September 15, 2008. Nominations may be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to +1 954.525.4325. Once received, the nomination will be forwarded to the appropriate committee and ISS Board of Directors.
Distinguished Crew Award
Distinguished Crew Award nominations are made by the industry; selection is made by a panel of judges. Specifically, the DCA honour is designed to “recognize yacht crew whose distinguished acts of service best exemplify the standards to which professional yacht crew aspire."
Excellence in Innovation
Open to every aspect of the industry—from crew training to technological advances or environmental stewardship—the Excellence in Innovation award will be given to an individual or business that has demonstrated innovation in their endeavours. Nominations will come from the industry and ISS board members will vote to determine finalists.
ISS Person or Business of the Year
The ISS Person or Business of the Year will be awarded to those demonstrating excellence in their area of superyacht expertise within the previous year; nominations will come from both the industry and the ISS board with the board making finalists selections.