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.
Photo: 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
Sailing Yacht of the Year, Sailing Yachts 50m and Above: Pink Gin
Photo: Ralf Halbhuber53.7m, Baltic Yachts, Judel / Vrolijk & co, Design Unlimited
Voyager’s Award: Constance
Photo: Boat International Media
60m, CRN Spa, Zuccon International Project
Refitted Yachts: Broadwater
Photo: Mark Patterson, Uneek and Alexis Andrews
50.28m, Feadship, De Voogt Naval Architects, refit: Lauderdale Marine Center and new interior by Adam Voorhees.
Support Vessels: Game Changer
Sailing Yachts 30m to 49.9m: Ribelle
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
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
Photo: Azimut Yachts35m, Azimut-Benetti, Stefano Righini, Salvagni Architetti
Semi-Displacement or Planing Three Deck Motor Yachts: Telli
Photo: Alberto Cocchi33m, Custom Line, Zuccon International Project
Displacement Motor Yachts Below 500GT, 30m to 39.9m: Delta One
Displacement Motor Yachts Below 500GT, 40m and Above: Seven Sins
Photo: Guillaume Plisson52m, Sanlorenzo, Officina Italiana Design
Displacement Motor Yachts Between 500GT and 1,999GT: Hasna
Photo: Feadship73m, Feadship, RWD, De Voogt Naval Architects
Sail-Assisted Motor Yachts: Sailing Yacht A
Photo: M&N Yacht Consultant s.a.s142.81m, Nobiskrug, Philippe Starck, Dykstra Naval Architects
Judges’ Special Award: Aviva
Photo: Guillaume Plisson / Abeking & Rasmussen98.4m, Abeking & Rasmussen, Reymond Langton Design
The Legacy Award: Lang Walker
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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