World Superyacht Awards 2013 Brief

World Superyacht Awards 2013 Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News

Bernard Olesinski Limited launch new website

May 02, 2013

Coinciding with their entry into the luxury Super and Mega yacht markets, Bernard Olesinski Limited are please to announce the launch of their news website.

Justin Olesinski

Justin Olesinski

With over 40 years of experience in production yachts, for Princess and Fairline amongst others, Bernard and his son Justin (MD) have created a design  process which works in parallel rather than the traditional sequential process, taking time and strain out of the design development.

“We are concentrating our expansion initially on the 60m-70m market; bringing together naval architecture, structural engineering, interior and exterior design and visualisation services.  Our studio offers the entire package allowing the client to work together with engineers, designers and naval architects from concept to launch on each project.”

We believe the timing of this launch is the perfect opportunity to enter the larger market. “Our experience allows us to deliver award-winning, cost effective designs to hit the markets quickly.  The market appears to be ready for an injection of new ideas from an experienced studio”

Bernard and Justin will be attending the 2013 World Superyacht Awards in Istanbul, with Princess Yachts, on Saturday 4th May for the studios design of the Princess 40m, motor yacht ‘Imperial Princess’.

World Superyacht Awards 2013 Sponsors

April 26, 2013

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.

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World Superyacht Awards 2013 Sponsors:

RMK Marine

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

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

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
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

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.

Luxury yachts with naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design nominated for Superyacht Awards

April 18, 2013

This year will see the eagerly awaited World Superyacht Awards take place in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 4th. Superyacht owners from all over the world as well as the most respected designers will be present at this amazing awards show. One vessel with naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design is shortlisted for these awards; the 34m motor yacht Only Now, designed and constructed by Tansu Yachts. Only Now yacht is a finalist in the category ‘Two-deck Semi-displacement or Planing Motor Yacht’.

Luxury motor yacht Only Now by Tansu Yachts and Diana Yacht Design

Luxury motor yacht Only Now by Tansu Yachts and Diana Yacht Design

The second famous awards show is the ShowBoats Design Awards, which will be held on Friday June 19. And on that show there are even 2 yachts with naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design nominated. The 30m superyacht Alaska built by Moonen Shipyard, is a finalist in the category ‘Interior Design Award – Displacement Motor Yachts of 30m to 59.99m’ and a finalist in the category ‘Naval Architecture – Motor Yachts’.

The fourth Moonen 97 motor yacht Alaska

The fourth Moonen 97 motor yacht Alaska

Also for these awards motor yacht Only Now is a finalist in the category ‘Exterior Design and Styling Award – Semi-displacement Motor Yachts’.

Diana Yacht Design will keep its fingers crossed for both yachts.

McConaghy luxury yacht ADASTRA nominated as finalist for World Superyacht Awards 2013

April 16, 2013

The breath-taking tri hulled luxury yacht Adastra was launched by McConaghy Boats in April 2012. Shortly after launching as well as commissioning, superyacht Adastra left Hong Kong for extended cruising throughout Southeast Asia, where her owners have been enjoying some of the best cruising the fabulous yacht charter destination – Asia has to offer.

McConaghy Adastra Yacht in Hong Kong

McConaghy Adastra Yacht in Hong Kong

Recently, Boat International have announced that trimaran yacht Adastra has been nominated as a finalist for the World Superyacht awards to be held in Istanbul on 4th May this year. Now in its eighth year, the World Superyacht Awards is considered the “Oscars” of the Superyacht world.

To be a finalist for this award is indeed a great honour, and congratulations must go to the owners of Adastra yacht for having the vision and conviction to embark on such a project. The Naval Architects John and Orion Shuttleworth, Interior designer Jepsen Design, and of course the team of craftsmen from McConaghy Boats Zhuhai China bought this vision to reality.

Design Umlimited Yachts shortlisted for World Superyacht Awards and IY&A Awards

April 12, 2013

Designed by the prestigious UK design studio Design Unlimited, the Wally 100 sailing yacht Hamilton has been named as a finalist in the Sailing Yacht 30m – 40m size range for the eagerly awaited World Superyacht Awards. The awards ceremony will take place in Turkey in May 2013.

WallyCento luxury yacht Hamilton designed by Design Unlimited - Image by RolexCarlo Borlenghi

WallyCento luxury yacht Hamilton designed by Design Unlimited - Image by Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi

Luxury yacht Hamilton has also been shortlisted in the Sailing Yacht 20-40m Award at the International Yacht and Aviation Awards 2013, the winners of which will be announced on Friday 19 April.

60m mega yacht Ruea 60 concept by Ruea Yachts and Design Unlimited

60m mega yacht Ruea 60 concept by Ruea Yachts and Design Unlimited

Also nominated in the Yacht Concept Category at the International yacht and Aviation Awards 2013 is the Ruea 60M Yacht, a concept developed by the studio in conjunction with Ruea Yachts in Thailand.

Below is a gallery for the superb charter yachts with design by Design Unlimited.

McConaghy Yacht ADASTRA among finalists for 2013 World Superyacht Awards

March 25, 2013

The breathtaking superyacht Adastra has been nominated as a finalist for the eagerly awaited World Superyacht Awards 2013. Constructed by McConaghy Boats, the 42-metre yacht Adastra is a beautiful trimaran, designed by John Shuttleworth.

McConaghy trimaran yacht Adastra

McConaghy trimaran yacht Adastra

The eighth annual World Superyacht Awards will take place on 4 May, 2013 in the magical city of Istanbul, Turkey at the luxurious Çırağan Palace Kempinski.

Combining a glittering awards ceremony with a gala dinner and dance, the Awards – dubbed the “Oscars” of the superyacht world – will be attended by an elite guest list of superyacht owners from around the globe and the most influential players in the superyacht industry.

STELLA MARIS Yacht: Finalist in World Superyacht Awards and ShowBoat Design Awards 2013

March 19, 2013

VSY is thrilled to announce that its flagship, the impressive 72-metre Stella Maris yacht has been nominated for the most sought-after awards in the yachting industry: the World Superyacht Awards as well as the ShowBoat Design Awards 2013!

Luxury motor yacht Stella Maris by VSY

Luxury motor yacht Stella Maris by VSY

The design of superyacht Stella Maris, her particular form of the bow, the innovative layout characterized by staggered decks and internal heights over 260 cm, the great comfort of her internal spaces ensuring volumes typical of much greater yachts – as well as the many eco-friendly technologies and extraordinary construction quality – were examined attentively among over 200 other prestigious nominations by the two juries.

Luxury motor yacht Stella Maris, designed by Espen Oeino in collaboration with Laurent Giles Naval Architects and Michela Reverberi for the internal furniture, is among the finalists not only for the World Superyacht Awards but also for Showboat Design Awards for Interior Design, Exterior Design and Styling, Interior Layout and Environmental Protection.

Stella Maris Yacht - Main Salon

Stella Maris Yacht - Main Salon

The two custom tenders (open and limousine) of Stella Maris yacht have also been selected for the Tender Design Award.

VSY sincerely thank everyone involved in conceiving, designing and producing the spectacular 72 metre yacht Stella Maris and send their best wishes to all the finalists!

Royal Huisman’s luxury yachts KAMAXITHA and PUMULA: 2013 Awards Finalists

March 19, 2013

The Royal Huisman yard’s two most recent launches are both nominated for major awards this year. The 49-metre Spirit of Tradition sailing yacht Kamaxitha is a finalist for the Best Sailing Yacht 40m+ at the World Superyacht Awards, taking place at Istanbul on 4th May. The magnificent Kamaxitha yacht is also nominated for Best Custom Built Yacht at the Asia Boating Awards, taking place in Hainan on March 29th. The beautiful 37-metre classic superyacht Pumula (Project Bugamena) is also a finalist for the Best Sailing Yacht at the World Superyacht Awards, in this case, in the 30m+ category.

Superyacht Kamaxitha (Project Spirit of Tradition) by Royal Huisman

Superyacht Kamaxitha (Project Spirit of Tradition) by Royal Huisman

Royal Huisman sailing yacht PUMULA (Project Bugamena) - Photo Hans Westerink

Royal Huisman sailing yacht PUMULA (Project Bugamena) - Photo Hans Westerink

Both luxury yachts Kamaxitha and Pumula are also Finalists for the 2013 ShowBoats Design Awards, to be held in Monaco on June 21st.

Below is a selection of the outstanding charter yachts built by Royal Huisman.

World Superyacht Awards 2013 Finalist: 63m Yacht MIKHAIL S. VORONTSOV with design by Ken Freivokh

March 11, 2013

The all-new 63m sailing yacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov has been nominated for the highly anticipated World Superyacht Awards 2013. Boasting external styling as well as interior by Ken Freivokh Design, Mikhail S. Vorontsov yacht is a breathtaking all wood classic schooner.

World Superyacht Awards 2013 Finalist - 63m mega yacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov designed by Ken Freivokh

World Superyacht Awards 2013 Finalist - 63m mega yacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov with exterior styling and interior by Ken Freivokh

The amazing superyacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov is the brainchild of Valeriy Stepanenko, CEO of Dream Ship Victory, and is the largest all wood classic in the World, and indeed another project carried out in collaboration with naval architects Dykstra.

The Mikhail S. Vorontsov yacht includes duplex owner quarters with a private deck saloon, a gymnasium and a sauna, with private owner and guest cockpits. Unique and highly detailed wood finishes are a part of the course.

The Dream Ship Victory shipyard completed construction of hull and deck in Turkey, and towed the 63m mega yacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov to Balk Shipyard in Holland for final completion and installation of a high class interior by Sinnex.

Below is a gallery for the stylish charter yachts with design by Ken Freivokh.

Reymond Langton designed yachts MOGAMBO and EXCELLENCE V among finalists for 2013 World Superyacht Awards

March 08, 2013

The acclaimed UK design studio, Reymond Langton Design, is thrilled to announce that the 74m Nobiskrug motor yacht MOGAMBO as well as the 60m Abeking & Rasmussen charter yacht EXCELLENCE V have been nominated as finalists in the eagerly awaited World Superyacht Awards 2013 in the ‘Displacement Motor Yacht GT and above’ category. Both yachts boast sophisticated exterior styling as well as beautiful interior design by Reymond Langton Design.

The impressive 74m Nobiskrug mega yacht Mogambo designed by Reymond Langton

The impressive 74m Nobiskrug mega yacht Mogambo designed by Reymond Langton

EXCELLENCE V - Main

EXCELLENCE V - Main

This follows on from last year’s success for sailing yacht DESTINATION as winner of Best Refitted Yacht and the interior design aspect of motor yacht SERENE as the winner of Best Displacement Motor Yacht of 3 000 GT and above.

Below is a gallery for other outstanding charter yachts with design by Reymond Langton.