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Winners of the 2018 World Superyacht Awards revealed

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Georgia Tindale

The winners of Boat International Media's World Superyacht Awards 2018 have been revealed. Now in their 13th year, these awards celebrate the ingenuity and innovation which is demanded by the design, engineering and construction of the world’s finest superyachts. 

Boat International Media's World Superyacht Awards 2018Photo: Boat International MediaThis year, two new categories were added, Support Vessels and Sail-Assisted Motor Yachts, in order to reflect the ever-changing nature of the superyacht industry. The Awards are judged by a committee of superyacht owners and thus represent the only peer-reviewed yachting awards in the world. 

There were a total of 68 nominations making up this year’s highly competitive class, with a total of 18 Neptune awards received by the winners. Multi-award-winning superyachts Faith and Pink Gin each took home two Neptune awards, both winning their individual categories and also being awarded the highest honour of best Sailing and Motor Yachts. 

Chris Downham, Chief Executive Officer at Boat International Media, said: “The World Superyacht Awards celebrate the extraordinary creations of the superyacht industry. We’re very proud that this platform celebrates truly exceptional yacht owners, shipyards and designers from around the globe. On behalf of the team at Boat International, we’d like to offer heartfelt congratulations to this year’s winners. Everyone involved should be immensely proud of their achievements and enjoy their success.” 

The winners of each category were as follows: 

Motor Yacht of the Year, Displacement Motor Yachts 2,000GT and Above: Faith 

Faith96.55m, Feadship, RWD, De Voogt Naval Architects 

Sailing Yacht of the Year, Sailing Yachts 50m and Above: Pink Gin 

Pink Gin VI sailing Photo: Ralf Halbhuber53.7m, Baltic Yachts, Judel / Vrolijk & co, Design Unlimited

Voyager’s Award: Constance 

Constance cruising Photo: Boat International Media
60m, CRN Spa, Zuccon International Project

Refitted Yachts: Broadwater

Broadwater cruising Photo: Mark Patterson, Uneek and Alexis Andrews
50.28m, Feadship, De Voogt Naval Architects, refit: Lauderdale Marine Center and new interior by Adam Voorhees.

Rebuilt Yachts: Genesia Genesia cruising Photo: A&B Photodesign40.3m, Cantieri Navali di Termoli (Ocean King), Andrea Vallicelli, rebuild: Cantieri Navali Chioggia

Support Vessels: Game Changer

Game Changer with Leonardo's AW109 GrandNew helicopter

69.15m, Damen 

Sailing Yachts 30m to 49.9m: Ribelle 

Ribelle sailing Photo: Jeff Brown, Breed Media32.64m, Vitters/Green Marine, Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design, Rémi Tessier

Semi-Displacement or Planing Two Deck Motor Yachts 30m to 34.9m: Letani

Letani cruising Photo: Feadship34.65m, Feadship, De Voogt Naval Architects, Christian Liaigre, Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design

Semi-Displacement or Planing Two Deck Motor Yachts 35m and Above: MR. OH 

Azimut Grande 35 Metri cruising Photo: Azimut Yachts35m, Azimut-Benetti, Stefano Righini, Salvagni Architetti

Semi-Displacement or Planing Three Deck Motor Yachts: Telli 

Telli cruising Photo: Alberto Cocchi33m, Custom Line, Zuccon International Project

Displacement Motor Yachts Below 500GT, 30m to 39.9m: Delta One 

Delta One cruising 36m, Mulder Shipyard, Claydon Reeves, Van Oossanen Naval Architects

Displacement Motor Yachts Below 500GT, 40m and Above: Seven Sins

Sanlorenzo Seven SinsPhoto: Guillaume Plisson52m, Sanlorenzo, Officina Italiana Design

Displacement Motor Yachts Between 500GT and 1,999GT: Hasna 

Hasna cruising Photo: Feadship73m, Feadship, RWD, De Voogt Naval Architects

Sail-Assisted Motor Yachts: Sailing Yacht A 

Sailing Yacht A cruising Photo: M&N Yacht Consultant s.a.s142.81m, Nobiskrug, Philippe Starck, Dykstra Naval Architects

Judges’ Special Award: Aviva

Aviva anchoredPhoto: Guillaume Plisson / Abeking & Rasmussen98.4m, Abeking & Rasmussen, Reymond Langton Design

The Legacy Award: Lang Walker 

Boat International Media's World Superyacht Awards 2018Photo: Richard Glover

The Legacy Award went to Lang Walker who was recognised for his contribution to the development and growth of the sailing superyacht world over a lifetime of achievements. A superyacht owner who has spent most of his life living on or near the water, he contributes to and supports both the Australian Olympic sailing team and the Youth Sailing Academy. 

Over the last decade, Lang has delivered more than 240 successful real estate and yacht projects, including the launch of his successful series of Kokomo sailing yachts. Demonstrating a passion for creating beautiful and innovative yachts, Lang has also developed his first resort, Kokomo Private Island in Fiji. 

Press material sourced from Boat International Media

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