2012 International Design Awards Finalists announced by ISS

The 2012 International Design Awards list of finalists has been made public ...

2012 International Design Awards Finalists announced by ISS

September 14, 2012

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The 2012 International Design Awards list of finalists has been made public today, by the ISS (International Superyacht Society). It has been over twenty years that ISS’s Design Awards, based completely on peer review, is celebrating the very best of naval architecture, interior, design, engineering and construction that the superyacht industry presents each year.

The event is made possible by the steadfast support of Gala and Awards of Distinction Sponsors. This year, this exceptional group of companies includes Burger Boat Company, Lürssen, nanoICE, Oceanco, Robb Report, Westrec and Wright Maritime Group. A dedicated group of volunteers from many of the industry’s finest companies work year-round on the development of the theme, enhancements to the program and to ensuring an elegant evening.

Each year, nominees are submitted to ISS by the large yacht industry’s leading builders, designers and stewards. The categories are as follows:

Power: (3) awards for size categories 24m-40m, 40m-65m, 65m+

Sail: (2) awards for size categories 24m-40m, 40m+

Interior Design: (1) award for power or sail

Best Refit: (1) award for power or sail

The selection of finalists in each award grouping results from the privilege to vote that ISS membership affords. A distinguished and impartial group of judges then weighs the qualifications of each yacht with the winning yachts announced at ISS’s annual International Design Awards Gala, this year on Thursday, 25 October from 7:00 P.M. at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale. The theme celebrates World Adventures!

ISS also recognizes achievement in the business and service of superyachts. During the Gala, ISS Awards of Distinction—Business or Business Person of the Year, Innovation, the ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award as well as the Leadership Award and Distinguished Crew Award—are presented.

The ISS Business (Person) of the Year is awarded to those demonstrating excellence in their area of superyacht expertise within the previous year; nominations come from both the industry and the ISS board with the board making the finalist selections. Previous honourees have included Dick Boon, Vripack, Frans Heesen, Heesen Yachts, John Dane, Trinity Yachts and Corporation of Trinity House.

Open to every aspect of the industry—from crew training to technological advances—the Excellence in Innovation award is given to an individual or business that has demonstrated innovation in their endeavours. Nominations come from the industry and ISS board members vote to determine finalists. In 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 respectively, Agrimond, Carlisle and Finch, the Sailing Yacht Soliloquy by Callender Designs and Gary Markel, Operation Cruise, were awarded the Excellence in Innovation honour.

The new ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award, first introduced at the 2010 Awards Gala, celebrates stewardship of marine ecosystems. Environmental leadership, global oceanic conservation and resource preservation are prerequisites for nomination. The integration of environmental technologies and resource management with the goal of setting achievable standards and models for wide adaptation in the design, engineering and building of large yachts—and the use of the Earth’s waterways—are essential criteria. Nominations are made by owners and the yachting industry; selection is by panel of judges, including Mr. Cousteau. The 2011 winner was Yacht Carbon Offset.

ISS’s Leadership Award recognizes an individual or business whose distinctive work and commitment to the industry has contributed—over a substantial period of time—to the sustainable growth of the superyacht community worldwide. Nominations and selection for The Leadership Award are made by those who have received the award in previous years with the previous year’s winner presiding.

The Distinguished Crew Award is presented in years when the DCA award judges are presented with a nomination that represents the essence of the award (nominations are sought industry-wide). Specifically, these honours are designed to recognize yacht crew whose distinguished acts of service best exemplify the standards to which professional yacht crew aspire.

FINALISTS – “BEST POWER” 65m+

NAME LENGTH BUILDER DESIGNER INT. DESIGNER NAVAL ARCH. STYLIST

Motor Yacht Mogambo

Length: 73,5m/241’2”

Builder: Nobiskrug

Designer.: Reymond Langton Design

Interior Designer: Reymond Langton Design

Naval Architect: Nobiskrug

Stylist: Reymond Langton Design

The impressive 74m Mogambo mega yacht by Nobiskrug

The impressive 74m Mogambo mega yacht by Nobiskrug

Motor Yacht Musashi

Length: 87,8m/288’1”

Builder: Feadship

Designer.: Sinot Yacht Design/ Feadship De Voogt NA

Interior Designer: Sinot Yacht Design

Naval Architect: Feadship De Voogt NA

Stylist: Sinot Yacht Design

Luxury Yacht MUSASHI by Feadship

Luxury Yacht MUSASHI by Feadship

Motor yacht Nirvana

Length: 88,5m/290’4”

Builder: Oceanco

Designer: Sam SorgiovanniDesigns

Interior Designer: Sam Sorgiovanni Designs

Naval Architect: Azure NA

Stylist: Sam Sorgiovanni Designs

88.5m motor yacht Nirvana (project Y707) by Oceanco

88.5m motor yacht Nirvana (project Y707) by Oceanco

Luxury Yacht Numptia (now motor yacht High Power II)

Length: 70m/229’8”

Builder: Rossinavi

Designer: Design Studio Spadolini

Interior Designer: Salvagni Architetti

Naval Architect: Axis Group Yacht Design

Stylist: Salvagni Architetti

The stunning 70m Rossinavi superyacht HIGH POWER II (ex Numptia)

The stunning 70m Rossinavi superyacht HIGH POWER II (ex Numptia)

Superyacht Tango

Length: 77,7m/254’11”

Builder: Feadship

Designer: Eidsgaard Design

Interior Designer: Eidsgaard Design

Naval Architect: De Voogt

Stylist: Eidsgaard Design

The Feadship Tango superyacht

The Feadship Tango superyacht

FINALISTS – “BEST POWER” 24m to 40m

NAME LENGTH BUILDER DESIGNER INT. DESIGNER NAVAL ARCH. STYLIST

AB 116-Diamond Superyacht

Length: 36,2 m/118’9′

Builder: AB Yachts-Fipa Group

Designer: AB Yachts-Fipa Group

Interior Designer: Guido de Groot

Naval Architect:  AB Yachts-Fipa Group

Stylist: AB Yachts-Fipa Group

Superyacht Alaska

Length: 30m/98’5”

Builder: Moonen Shipyard

Designer: René van der Velden

Interior Designer: Art-Line

Naval Architect:  Diana Yacht Design

Stylist: Moonen Shipyard

Motor Yacht Aurelia

Length: 37m/121’5”

Builder: Heesen Yachts

Designer: Omega

Interior Designer: Bannenberg & Rowell

Naval Architect:  Heesen Yachts

Stylist: Dobroserdov Design

Hessen 37 m Superyacht Aurelia profile - photography by Emilio Bianchi

Hessen 37 m Superyacht Aurelia profile - photography by Emilio Bianchi

Luxury Yacht O’PATI

Length: 39,6m/129’11”

Builder: Golden Yachts

Designer: Giorgio Vafiadis

Interior Designer: Giorgio Vafiadis

Naval Architect:  Hydrotec

Stylist: Giorgio Vafiadis

motor yacht O'PATI

motor yacht O'PATI

Polar Bear Yacht

Length: 31,1m/102’

Builder: Citadel Yachts

Designer: Citadel Yachts

Interior Designer: Owner/Heidi Hechtman

Naval Architect:  Citadel Yachts

Stylist: Citadel Yachts

Citadel Yachts Polar Bear

Citadel Yachts Polar Bear

FINALISTS – “BEST POWER” 40m to 65m

NAME LENGTH BUILDER DESIGNER INT. DESIGNER NAVAL ARCH. STYLIST

Luxury Yacht Axantha II

Length: 43m/141’1”

Builder: JFA

Designer: Vripack

Interior Designer: JFA/Owner

Naval Architect:  Vripack

Stylist: Vripack

43 m Explorer charter yacht AXANTHA II- Photo Credit B.Stichelbaut - JFA

43 m Explorer charter yacht AXANTHA II- Photo Credit B.Stichelbaut - JFA

Galileo G Superyacht

Length: 55,7m/182’9”

Builder: Picchiotti

Designer: Philippe Briand/Vitruvius Yachts Srl

Interior Designer: Perini Navi-Studio Genta

Naval Architect:  Philippe Briand/Vitruvius Yachts Srl

Stylist: Philippe Briand/Vitruvius Yachts Srl

55m Picchiotti Vitruvius series expedition yacht GALILEO G

55m Picchiotti Vitruvius series expedition yacht GALILEO G

Lady Kathryn V Yacht

Length: 61m/200’2”

Builder: Lurssen Yachts

Designer: Espen Øino Design

Interior Designer: Adam Lay

Naval Architect:  Lurssen Yachts

Stylist: Jack Fhilipps

Motor Yacht Lady Kathryn V by Lurssen (ex Coco)

Motor Yacht Lady Kathryn V by Lurssen (ex Coco)

Charter Yacht Lady Britt

Length: 63m/206’8”

Builder: Feadship

Designer: Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects

Interior Designer: Redman Whiteley Dixon

Naval Architect:  Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects

Stylist: Redman Whiteley Dixon

Superyacht Step One

Length: 55m/180’5”

Builder: Amels

Designer: Tim Heywood

Interior Designer: Laura Sessa

Naval Architect:  Amels B.V.

Stylist: Tim Heywood

Motor yacht STEP ONE

Motor yacht STEP ONE

FINALISTS – “BEST REFIT”

NAME LENGTH REFIT YARD DESIGNER INT. DESIGNER NAVAL ARCH. STYLIST

Charter Yacht Cocktails

Length: 47,9m/157’

Builder: Trinity Yachts

Designer: Jeff Howard/Trinity Yachts

Interior Designer: Jeff Howard

Naval Architect:  Trinity Yachts

Stylist: Ginger Dearmas

Sailing Yacht Endeavour JK4

& Adam Lay

Length: 39,6m/130’0”

Builder: Yachting Developments

Designer: Chas Nicholson

Interior Designer: John Munford & Adam Lay

Naval Architect:  Dykstra & Partners

Stylist: Chas Nicholson

Heavenly Daze Superyacht

Length: 32,2m/105’9”

Builder: Pendennis

Designer: Wetzels Brown Partners

Interior Designer: Wetzels Brown Partners

Naval Architect:  Pendennis

Stylist: Wetzels Brown Partners

1972 motor yacht Heavenly Daze at Pendennis

1972 motor yacht Heavenly Daze at Pendennis

Ilona Yacht

Length: 73,7m/241’10”

Builder: Amels

Designer: Redman Whiteley Dixon Design

Interior Designer: Redman Whiteley Dixon Design

Naval Architect:  Amels

Stylist: Redman Whiteley Dixon Design

Superyacht Ilona

Superyacht Ilona

Charter Yacht Titania ex Apoise

Length: 70,8m/232’4”

Builder: Lurssen

Designer: Espen Oeino Design

Interior Designer: Francois Zuretti

Naval Architect:  Lurssen

Stylist:

FINALISTS – “BEST SAIL” 24m to 40m

NAME LENGTH BUILDER DESIGNER INT. DESIGNER NAVAL ARCH. STYLIST

Sailing Yacht Antares III

Length: 30m/98’5”

Builder: Yachtin Developments

Designer: Dixon Yacht Design

Interior Designer: Rhoades Young Ltd

Naval Architect:  Dixon Yacht Design

Stylist: Dixon Yacht Design

Superyacht Antares III by Yachting Developments

Superyacht Antares III by Yachting Developments

Luxury yacht Rainbow

Length: 40m/131’1”

Builder: Holland Jachtbouw

Designer: Dykstra & Partners NA

Interior Designer: deVosdeVries design

Naval Architect:  Dykstra & Partners NA

Stylist: Dykstra & Partners NA

Holland Jachtbouw sailing yacht Rainbow under sail

Holland Jachtbouw sailing yacht Rainbow under sail

S/Y Sarafin

Length: 30,8m/101’1”

Builder RMK Marine Shipyards

Designer: Dubois NA

Interior Designer: Oyster Marine

Naval Architect:  Dubois NA

Stylist: Dubois NA

Sailing Yacht Two

Length: 24,7m/81’

Builder: Alia Yachts

Designer: Warwick Yacht Design

Interior Designer: Warwick Yacht Design

Naval Architect:  Warwick Yacht Design

Stylist: Warwick Yacht Design

Sistership to the sailing yacht TWO by Alia Yachts - sailing yacht Aiyana

Sistership to the sailing yacht TWO by Alia Yachts - sailing yacht Aiyana

Luxury superyacht Windhunter II

Length: 25,7m/84’5”

Builder: Aluboot

Designer:  Hoek Design NA

Interior Designer:  Hoek Design NA

Naval Architect:   Hoek Design NA

Stylist: Mrs Esra Guray

FINALISTS – “BEST SAIL” 40m +

NAME LENGTH BUILDER DESIGNER INT. DESIGNER NAVAL ARCH. STYLIST

Fidelis Superyacht

Length:  56m/183’9”

Builder: Perini Navi

Designer: Perini Navi

Interior Designer: Perini Navi

Naval Architect:  Ron Holland/Perini Navi

Stylist: Perini Navi

56 m superyacht Fidelis by Perini Navi

56 m superyacht Fidelis by Perini Navi

Hemisphere Yacht

Length: 44,2m/145’

Builder: Pendennis

Designer:  Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost & MIchael Leach Design

Interior Designer: Michael Leach Design

Naval Architect:  Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost & Nigel Gee (BMT Structural Engineer)

Stylist:  Michael Leach Design

HEMISPHERE superyacht

HEMISPHERE superyacht

Sailing Yacht Kamaxitha

Length: 55,4m/181’10”

Builder: Royal Huisman

Designer: Dykstra & Partners NA

Interior Designer: Rhoades Young

Naval Architect:  Dykstra & Partners NA

Stylist: Rhoades Young

Superyacht Kamaxitha (The Spirit of Tradition Ketch) by Royal Huisman and Dykstra & Partners

Superyacht Kamaxitha (The Spirit of Tradition Ketch) by Royal Huisman and Dykstra & Partners

Vertigo Superyacht

Length: 67,2m/220’6”

Builder: Alloy

Designer: Philippe Briand

Interior Designer: Christian Liaigre

Naval Architect:  Philippe Briand

Stylist: Christian Liaigre

Sailing Yacht Vertigo - as designed by Philippe Briand and launched by Alloy Yachts in 2010

Sailing Yacht Vertigo - as designed by Philippe Briand and launched by Alloy Yachts in 2010

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