Winners of the 2019 World Superyacht Awards revealed

Written by Saskia Henn

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 AboveDAR 

DAR anchoredPhoto: Franscisco MartinezLength: 90m | Builder: Oceanco | Naval Architect: Azure / Oceanco | Exterior Design: Luiz de Basto |Interior Design: Nuvolari Lenard

Sailing Yacht of the Year, Sailing Yachts 60m and Above: Black Pearl 

Black Pearl CruisingPhoto: OceanoLength: 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 

St Barths Bucket 2018 Day 1 Photo: Jeff Brown / Breed MediaLength: 56m | Owner: Joey Kaempfer | Builder: Perini Navi 

Converted Yachts: Dream Dream anchored in MonacoPhoto: 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 

Haida GLength: 71.1m | Original builder: Krupp Germaniawerft | Refit yard: Pendennis | Refit naval architect: Cox & Stevens | Refit exterior design: Cox & Stevens | Refit interior design: Adam Lay

Refitted Yachts: G2 

G2 aerialPhoto: YPILength: 39m | Original builder: Vitters | Refit yard: Pendennis | Refit naval architect: Tripp Design | Refit exterior design: Tripp Design | Refit interior design: Nauta Design

Sailing Yachts 30m to 59.9m: Vijonara 

Vijonara yacht sailing Photo: Stuart PearceLength: 42.2m | Builder: Pendennis | Naval architect: Hoek Design | Exterior design: Hoek Design | Interior design: Owner / Hoek Design / Hermès

Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 30m to 32.9m: RJ Arcadia 105 RJ anchoredPhoto: Arcadia

Length: 31.6m | Builder: Arcadia Yachts | Naval architect: Arcadia Yachts | Exterior design: Arcadia Yachts | Interior design: Hot Lab

Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 33m to 39.9m: Brigadoon 

Brigadoon yacht cruisingPhoto: 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 

Utopia IV yacht cruisingPhoto: Team for DesignLength: 63m | Builder: Rossinavi | Naval architect: Arrabito Naval Architects | Exterior design: Enrico Gobbi – Team For Design | Interior design: Enrico Gobbi – Team For Design

Displacement Motor Yachts Below 299GT: Mimi La Sardine Mimi La Sardine yacht cruisingPhoto: 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 Viatoris cruisingPhoto: 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 

Wider 165 Cecilia exterior Photo: Wider s.r.l.Length: 49.6m | Builder: Wider | Naval architect: Wider / Sydac | Exterior design: Wider / Fulvio De Simoni | Interior design: Wider / ideaeITALIA

Displacement Motor Yachts between 500GT and 1,999GT: Spectre 

Spectre yacht cruisingPhoto: Benetti YachtsLength: 69.3m | Builder: Benetti | Naval architect: Mulder Design | Exterior design: Giorgio M. Cassetta | Interior design: Benetti

Judges' Commendation: Elandess

Elandess yachtPhoto: Abeking & RasmussenLength: 74.5m   Builder: Abeking & Rasmussen | Naval architect: Abeking & Rasmussen | Exterior design: Harrison Eidsgaard | Interior design: Harrison Eidsgaard

Judges' CommendationWhite Rabbit

White Rabbit motor yacht by Echo Yacts cruisingPhoto: Mark Stothard / Echo YachtsLength: 84m | Builder: Echo Yachts | Naval architect: One2three | Exterior design: Sorgiovanni Designs | Interior design: Sorgiovanni Designs

Press material sourced from Boat International Media



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