The Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts has announced that superyacht Satori has recently been awarded two World Yacht Trophies in Cannes and the prestigious Prix du Design in Monaco. Satori is the first of Heesen’s new 50m aluminium class. She was delivered last May and officially christened during the Monaco Grand Prix, and has been cruising extensively in the Mediterranean.
The World Yacht Trophies ceremony took place at the Carlton Beach, Cannes in mid-September. Satori was competing in the category Custom Yachts under 50m and she won both the Best Design and Best Layout and Decoration awards. Fabio Ermetto, Sales and Marketing Director at Heesen Yachts, collected the prizes and commented: “I am honoured to receive these two prizes on behalf of the Owner. Satori is a beautiful vessel. Her clean, distinctive design and perfect execution are the result of incredible team work. Thank you to the Owner for his vision, to Rémi Tessier for his creativity, and to the Heesen staff for their incredible ingenuity.”
The Prix du Design ceremony took place on board MY Satori herself whilst docked at Quai des Etats Unis during the XXI Monaco Yacht Show. HSH Prince Albert of Monaco, Gaëlle Tallarida – GM of the show – and Anna Becker from Nymphenburg, presented Satori’s Owner with the Prix du Design. The stunning trophy, the Volute Bowl, is a unique piece of ceramic designed by Ted Muheling and entirely hand crafted at the Nymphenburg atelier in Munich.
Currently, eleven yachts, whose combined lengths total some 534 metres, will be delivered to their owners up to 2015 by Heesen Yachts. With designs driven by the latest technology, Heesen continues to epitomise state-of-the-art yacht-building.