The 2010 World Superyacht Awards BEST SEMI-DISPLACEMENT OR PLANING MOTOR YACHT 40M+ is the Heesen Yacht CELESTIAL HOPE.
Joint Winner: CELESTIAL HOPE
Builder: Heesen Yachts
Naval Architect: Heesen Yachts
Exterior Stylist: Omega Architects
Interior Designer: Intarya
Yacht Name: Celestial Hope
This class produced a very fine selection of finalists, most of whom were well established series-production designs, whose detailed design and construction quality had been refined over the course of previous builds. The judges recognised many excellent qualities in all of these yachts but rewarded the combination of extremely high quality of construction, an attractive interior design and the interesting interior layout of the Heesen-built 47-metre Celestial Hope that narrowly made her the winner while, it has to be said, being slightly less enthusiastic with exterior colour scheme! At the same time the judges wished to acknowledge the improvements in layout, level of equipment and build quality seen in Blind Date, a 49-metre built by Trinity Yachts, that made her stand out from the other yachts in her class, and accordingly wish to present her with a Judges’ Special Award.