Holland Jachtbouw have announced that their most recent motor yacht launch, the 42-metre superyacht Calliope, has won the World Super Yacht Award for Best Three-deck Semi-displacement or Planing Motor Yacht. The award ceremony took place in the suitably splendid surroundings of the Guildhall in London on the evening of May 7, where the management team from Holland Jachtbouw were on hand to pick up the prestigious Neptune trophy.
“Seeing the incredibly high standard of the nominees for this award it is truly an honour for us that superyacht Calliope was chosen as winner by our industry peers,” says Tako van Ineveld, Director at Holland Jachtbouw. “The other boats in the category were all built by dedicated powerboat yards who specialise in this field. It is unique that Holland Jachtbouw, which has made its name for creating famous sail yachts like Windrose and Athos, can also win such an award for only our second motoryacht. This speaks volumes for the excellence of the yard’s building team and the way we have been able to incorporate sailing yacht standards of finish and fine detailing into the fully custom motorboat environment.”
Another major reason for the success of motor yacht Calliope is of course the exquisite design by Bill Langan, who sadly passed away just after the yacht was completed. “It was both a pleasure and a privilege to work with Bill on one of his final projects,” adds Van Ineveld. “This award is a testimony to his abiding legacy of design excellence.”