Last night in the heart of the City of London, the superyacht industry’s finest gathered in the magnificent surroundings of Guildhall for the most glamorous and anticipated event in the yachting calendar – the sixth annual World Superyacht Awards.
During a glittering gala evening attended by a distinguished guest list of over 500 superyacht owners, their families, friends and senior members of the superyacht industry news broadcaster Natasha Kaplinsky presented the prized silver Neptunes to the proud owners of the finest sail and motor yachts delivered in 2010.
Nineteen coveted Neptune Awards, three Chihuly artworks designed especially for the occasion and five Judges’ Commendation prizes by Baccarat were awarded to the winners on the night.
In the most competitive year to date in the history of these awards – the “Oscars” of the superyacht world – the teams responsible for each yacht that secured a place as a finalist can be proud of their achievement.
The night’s big winners were…
Motor Yacht of the Year, sponsored by Camper & Nicholsons International, went jointly to 162.50m yacht Eclipse, by Blohm and Voss and styled by Terence Disdale Design and 50m superyacht Exuma, built by Pichiotti/Perini Navi and designed by Philippe Brand.
The Voyager’s Award, sponsored by Porto Montenegro, was awarded to the owners of the 46m expedition yacht Dione Sky, whose route drew a figure of eight around both North and South America and crossed both the Arctic and Antarctic Circles.
The Legacy Award was presented to Elizabeth E. Meyer, for her instrumental role in the restoration of the J-Class Yachts, beginning with her own 130-foot sloop Endeavour in 1983, and the founding of the International Yacht Restoration Society (IYRS) in 1993.
Photographs of the gala evening will be available in the coming days.
Below is a full list of 2011 World Superyacht Awards 2011 Winners
MOTOR YACHT AWARDS
Best Displacement Motor Yacht of 3,000GT and above (approximately 85m+) Winner Superyacht Eclipse
Judges’ Special Award Palladium
Best displacement Motor Yacht of 1,300GT to 2,999GT (approximately 60m – 84m) Winner Sycara V
Judges’ Special Award Lady Christine
Judges’ Commendation Motor yacht Pacific
Best Displacement Motor Yacht of 500GT to 1,299GT (approximately 50m – 59m) Winner Mary-Jean II
Best Displacement Motor yacht of below 500GT (30m to approximately 49.9m) Winner Exuma
Judges’ Commendation Big Fish
Best Two-deck Semi-displacement or Planing Motor Yacht Winner Framura 2
Best Three-deck Semi-displacement or Planing Motor Yacht Winner Calliope
SAILING YACHT AWARDS
Judges’ Special Award: Atlantic
Judges’ Special Award: Kokomo
Judges’ Commendation: Twizzle
Judges’ Commendation: Lady B
GENERAL AWARDS Best Rebuilt Yacht Winner Attessa IV
Best Refitted Yacht Winner Motor yacht Angel’s Share
Legacy Award winner Elizabeth E. Meyer
Voyagers Award Winner: Dione Sky
Judges’ Commendation: Yacht T6