The seventh annual World Superyacht Awards revealed its winners on May 5, in the fabulous surroundings of the Çırağan Palace Kempinski, set overlooking the historic Bosphorus waterway. This prestigious event was attended by the superyacht industry’s finest.
Çırağan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul, Turkey
During a gala evening attended by a distinguished guest list of superyacht owners, their families, friends and senior members of the superyacht industry, news broadcaster Natasha Kaplinsky presented the prized silver Neptune awards to the owners of the finest sail and motor yachts delivered in 2011.
Sixteen coveted Neptunes and five Judges’ Commendation prizes, custom made for the occasion by Baccarat, were awarded to the winners on the night.
The nights’ big winners were…
Motor Yacht of the Year, sponsored by Camper & Nicholsons International, was awarded to 77.7m megayacht Tango, built by Feadship and styled by Eidsgaard Design.
77.7m luxury yacht Tango by Feadship
Sailing Yacht of the Year, sponsored by Proteksan Turquoise, went to 67.2m superyacht Vertigo, built by Alloy Yachts and styled by Philippe Briand, with an interior by Christian Liaigre Yacht Design.
67.2m superyacht Vertigo by Alloy Yachts
The Voyager’s Award, sponsored by Alloy Yachts, was presented to the owners of the 46m motor yacht Golden Compass, whose inspirational 30,000nm world cruise began in the USA and concluded in Papua New Guinea visiting over 45 countries along the way.
46m luxury yacht Golden Compass
The Legacy Award was presented to Neville Crichton, for his instrumental role in the establishment and growth of the New Zealand superyacht building industry, for his leading position in the world of sailboat racing, his generosity of spirit, and his inspiration to others in these fields.
THE FULL LIST OF 2012 WINNERS
MOTOR YACHT OF THE YEAR
DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT 3000GT AND ABOVE
133.9m megayacht Serene by Fincantieri Yachts
DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT OF 1,300GT TO 2,999GT
JUDGES’ SPECIAL AWARD – INTERIOR DESIGN WITH THE WIDEST APPEAL
70m motor yacht Numptia by Rossi Navi
DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT OF 500GT TO 1,299GT
60m superyacht Kaiser by Abeking & Rasmussen
Judges’ Commendation: Prima
53.7m luxury yacht Prima by Palumbo
DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT OF BELOW 500GT
44.65m motor yacht Helix by Feadship
Judges’ Commendation: E&E
42.09m charter yacht E&E by Cizgi Yacht
Judges’ Commendation: Karia
45m superyacht Karia by RMK Marine
THREE DECK SEMI-DISPLACEMENT OR PLANING MOTOR YACHTS
50m Satori superyacht by Heesen Yachts
TWO DECK & OPEN SEMI-DISPLACEMENT OR PLANING MOTOR YACHTS
Winner: Shooting Star
38m motor yacht Shooting Star by Danish Yachts
RAISED PILOTHOUSE SEMI-DISPLACEMENT OR PLANING MOTOR YACHTS
37m luxury yacht Aurelia by Heesen Yachts
SAILING YACHT OF THE YEAR
SAILING YACHT IN 40M+ SIZE RANGE
Judges’ Commendation: Hemisphere
44.2m catamaran yacht Hemisphere by Pendennis
JUDGES’ SPECIAL AWARD – A NOTABLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE TECHNICAL ADVANCEMENT OF SAILING SUPERYACHTS
66.7m megayacht Hetairos by Baltic Yachts
SAILING YACHT 30M – 40M SIZE RANGE
Winner: Antares III
30m sailing yacht Antares III by Yachting Developments
Judges’ Commendation: Sarafin
30.8m superyacht Sarafin by Oyster Marine/RMK Marine
41m superyacht Destination by Alloy Yachts
Winner: Golden Compass
The World Superyacht Awards will return to Istanbul, Turkey in May 2013.