Now in its 17th edition, the awards took place live at Guildhall in London, where tickets for the gala ceremony to announce the winners completely sold out. Shipyards give particular value to these prestigious awards, as the vessels are judged by a panel of superyacht Owners who have a discerning eye for quality in all aspects of life on board.
Three Feadship superyachts claimed four Neptune trophies, and they are:
- 94m/308ft luxury yacht VIVA – Motor Yacht of the Year and Displacement Motor Yachts, 2,000GT and above
- 71.5m/235ft superyacht VANISH – Displacement Motor Yachts, 1,500GT to 1,999GT
- 55m/181ft motor yacht SOMNIUM – Displacement Motor Yachts, 500GT to 999GT
Other notable winners include 39.6m/130ft PERSEVERANCE 1, which claimed Sailing Yacht of the Year and Sailing Yachts, 30m to 39.9m for Finnish shipyard Baltic Yachts, the 51m/167ft MASQUENADA won the Refitted Yachts category for Lusben and the 89m/292ft superyacht HERE COMES THE SUN received the Refitted Yachts award for Damen Yachting.
Explorer yacht ASTERIA won the Voyager’s Award for an incredible journey from the Blas Islands near Panama to the Sea of Cortez in Mexico and onwards to Ketchikan, Alaska. The philanthropic work carried out by the Owners and crew of Perini Navi sailing yacht SEAHAWK earned them a Judges’ Special Award also in the Voyager’s category.
With many pandemic restrictions lifted, these exceptional vessels are sure to be seen cruising in luxury charter grounds the world over.