Aquila wins best refit category at World Superyacht Awards 2017

Written by Charl van Rooy

An 18-month refit project of the motor yacht known formerly as Cakewalk has transformed the American-built 85.6-metre yacht Aquila into a contemporary masterpiece with a new interior that is nearly unrecognisable from her previous design. The judges of the 2017 World Superyacht Awards, hosted by Boat International Media, recognised this and it was in Florence this past weekend where the project team and Aquila’s owners were awarded the coveted Neptune trophy for the best-refitted yacht.

RWD Director, Tony Dixon commented from the ceremony, “This is a tremendous honour to receive this award. Remarkably this incredible transformation took place in just 18 months thanks to a truly dedicated team made up of Pendennis, Sue Young Interiors, Metrica, Burgess and the amazing Aquila crew. New life and value has been given to a magnificent yacht.”

Justin Redman, Founder and CEO at RWD added, “Receiving this fantastic award at such a prestigious industry event marks a significant moment for RWD. We are thrilled that the refit of Aquila has received such important recognition as our aim is always to surpass our clients’ expectations and to create the world’s finest yachts.”

Take a closer look inside Aquila in our full onboard feature here.

Photos by Rupert Peace



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