The winners of the 14th edition of Boat International’s World Superyacht Awards 2019 have been revealed. Held in association with Oyster Yachts, these awards celebrate the remarkable craftsmanship of the world’s most innovative and noteworthy yachts delivered this year.
With hundreds of guests in attendance at Old Billingsgate, London, a total of 58 nominations across 16 categories were considered to receive a coveted Neptune award. A total of 17 awards were presented, with multi-award winning superyachts DAR and Black Pearl winning their own categories as well as Motor Yacht of the Year and Sailing Yacht of the Year respectively. The Legacy Award went to Karim Aga Khan IV.
Tony Euden, Co-Chief Executive Officer at Boat International, commented: “We’re very privileged and proud to bring the superyacht community together, year on year, to officially honour and celebrate the world’s most exceptional yachts, the teams behind their creation and their owners. All those involved in this year’s entries deserve to be highlighted for their outstanding work and the winners should be immensely proud of their successes.”
The winners of each category were as follows:
Motor Yacht of the Year, Displacement Motor Yachts 2,000GT and Above: DAR
Sailing Yacht of the Year, Sailing Yachts 60m and Above: Black Pearl
Length: 106.7m | Builder: Oceanco | Naval Architect: Dykstra Naval Architects / Oceanco | Exterior Design: Ken Freivokh / Nuvolari Lenard |Interior Design: Gerard P Villate/Nuvolari Lenard/Ken Freivokh Design
Voyager’s Award: Rosehearty
Converted Yachts: Dream Photo: Julien Hubert / SuperYacht TimesLength: 106.5m | Original builder: Halic Shipyard | Refit yard: Olympic Yacht Services | Refit naval architect: Olympic Yacht Services | Refit exterior design: Studio Vafiadis / Olympic Yacht Services | Refit interior design: Ciarmoli Queda Studio
Rebuilt Yachts: Haida 1929
Refitted Yachts: G2
Sailing Yachts 30m to 59.9m: Vijonara
Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 33m to 39.9m: Brigadoon
Photo: Moonen YachtsLength: 36.3m | Builder: Moonen Yachts | Naval architect: René van der Velden / Diana Yacht Design | Exterior design: René van der Velden | Interior design: Nauta Design / Studio Indigo
Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 40m and Above: Utopia IV
Displacement Motor Yachts Below 299GT: Mimi La Sardine Photo: Cantiere Delle MarcheLength: 33.5m | Builder: Cantiere delle Marche | Naval architect: Cantiere delle Marche / Hydro Tec | Exterior design: Nauta Design | Interior design: Nauta Design
Displacement Motor Yachts Between 300GT and 499GT - 30m to 47.9m: Viatoris Photo: Conrad YachtsLength: 40m | Builder: Conrad Shipyard | Naval architect: Diana Yacht Design | Exterior design: Reymond Langton Design | Interior design: Conrad Shipyard
Displacement Motor Yachts Between 300GT and 499GT - 48m and Above: Cecilia
Displacement Motor Yachts between 500GT and 1,999GT: Spectre
Judges' Commendation: Elandess
Judges' Commendation: White Rabbit
Press material sourced from Boat International Media
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