Thanks to the generous support of its sponsors, the 8th annual World Superyacht Awards will be held in only ten days, presenting the winners during a glittering gala evening at the fabulous Çırağan Palace Kempinski, situated in the historic city of Istanbul, on Saturday, May 4, 2013.
World Superyacht Awards 2013 Sponsors:
RMK Marine is a top class superyacht builder in Istanbul, Turkey for sail and power boats from 30m upwards in composites, steel and aluminum.RMK Marine has built numerous award winning superyachts and sets the benchmark for the Turkish Superyacht Industry with uncompromising quality and exceptional value. Superyacht Nazenin V was the beautiful 52m Sparkman and Stephens’ ketch given the accolade of the Judges’ Commendation at the 2010 World Superyacht Awards. Luxury yacht Karia, the 45m Ron Holland designed motor yacht and sailing yacht Sarafin, the Oyster 100 by Dubois, built by RMK Marine both received Judges’ Commendations in 2012.
45m luxury motor yacht KARIA by RMK Marine
A special capability of RMK Marine is the in-house joinery workshop where craftsmen meticulously produce the joinery for these award winning superyachts with an appropriate blend of traditional craftsmanship and modern machinery and materials. Other in house facilities such as electrical and composites trades are also complemented by the in-house design department.
On-site facilities at the yard also include full refit, repair and restoration services for visiting yachts. Many refits are undertaken each year as well as restoration of historical vessels. The yard has a lifting capacity of up to 700 tonnes.
Proteksan Turquoise Yachts
Founded in 1997, Proteksan Turquoise was established when two of the leading shipyards, Proteksan Yachts and Turquoise Yachts Construction joined forces together to combine their assets and solid yacht building experience. Today, Proteksan Turquoise enjoys a commanding position in the global superyacht industry, with two wholly-owned shipyard facilities in the vicinity of world-class city of Istanbul.
The yachts begin their hull and superstructure building process at the 35,000sqm facility in the Kocaeli Free Zone which has a 120m dock capacity and upon completion transfer on the floating dock to arrive at the 25,000sqm Pendik facility with 110m dock space, for fit-out and commissioning. With four new superyachts launched in the last two years and two more yachts under construction (50m and 75m) quickly taking shape in the building halls, it is not surprising that Proteksan Turquoise is establishing its rank amongst the European superyacht shipyards. In 2012 Proteksan Turquoise delivered their largest yacht to date, the 73.2m mega yacht Vicky.
Vicky superyacht by Proteksan Turquoise
Camper & Nicholsons International
Since 1782, the company has been synonymous with the world’s leading yachts. Today, it remains the global leader in all luxury yachting activities, specialising in the sale, purchase, charter, marketing, management and construction of the finest yachts in the world.
Equipped with a team of dedicated sales and charter brokers, yacht managers and staff, all sharing a genuine passion for being at sea, it offers its clients an unrivalled blend of knowledge and expertise. With a history stretching back over five generations, a worldwide network of offices, expanding and evolving divisions and services, as well as first-rate experience in every aspect of luxury yachting, Camper & Nicholsons is the industry’s undisputed authority for over 230 years.
D-Marin Marinas Group is a Dogus Group company, offering a distinguished global network of marinas in the Eastern Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea, setting new standards with unique customer services, technical infrastructure, outstanding social facilities and specialised staff.
The Group began its commitment to the industry in 2003 with D-Marin Turgutreis on Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsular. In 2009, D-Marin Didim, and in 2010, D-Marin Göcek joined the Group. In 2009, D-Marin entered Croatia, with D-Marin Mandalina, and D-Marin Dalmacija and D-Marin Borik joined in 2012. Proving its commitment to the region, D-Marin acquired 6.92% of Adriatic Croatia International in 2012, the Med’s largest chain of marinas. Recent partnerships with Lamda Development and Kiriacoulis Mediterranean Cruises Shipping resulted in adding a world class superyacht marina – Flisvos Marina, and three other premium marinas in Greece: Gouvia, Lefkas and Zea to its portfolio, increasing D-Marin’s capacity to over 9,000 berths.
Flisvos Marina situated in the popular summer yacht charter destination - Greece
D-Marin is rapidly creating a true superyacht marina network, linking many of the world’s most prestigious yachting destinations, creating the ultimate experience and opportunity for all yacht owners and guests.
Yacht owners and the industry’s leading professionals from around the globe will attend the gala evening in Istanbul on 4 May, where the winners of the coveted silver Neptune trophies will be revealed. In addition to the anticipated prize giving, there are a number of additional events for World Superyacht Awards guests taking place in Istanbul on the days surrounding the gala evening.
Planned activities include a Welcome Cocktail at luxury boutique Armaggan, the opportunity to take a tour of 2013 World Superyacht Awards finalist motor yacht M built by Bilgin Yachts, a traditional Turkish afternoon tea courtesy of D-Marin and a tour of the Rahmi Koç Museum, followed by a private lunch. Superyacht owners, designers and brokers will also have the opportunity to visit the shipyards of Proteksan Turquoise and RMK Marine, where 45m motor yacht Karia will be available for tours.