Boat International Media is delighted to announce that the next year’s edition of the prestigious World Superyacht Awards will be once again hosted by Amsterdam’s Het Scheepvaartmuseum, running on Saturday, May 9, 2015.
The 2014 Awards embraced the rich maritime history and cosmopolitan culture of the Dutch capital and the WSA are delighted to return for a very special tenth anniversary edition of this prestigious occasion. Five of the world’s leading shipyards – Amels, Feadship, Heesen Yachts, Holland Jachtbouw and Royal Huisman were instrumental in relocating the Awards to the Netherlands and continue to support the event in 2015.
Attended by elite guests from the superyacht world, owners and industry leaders will come together to recognise the finest superyachts launched in 2014. Widely recognized as the foremost prize giving in the industry, the coveted Neptune trophies have become synonymous with excellence in luxury yacht build and design and will be presented to the owners of the winning yachts during a glittering gala evening.
Nominations for the World Superyacht Awards 2015 are now open
In addition to motor yacht and sailing yacht categories classified by length, nominations are invited for refitted, rebuilt and converted yachts. Entries are also welcomed for the inspirational Voyager’s Award, honouring superyacht owners who have recently undertaken a journey of an extraordinary nature.
Nominations are encouraged as soon as possible to allow the expert jury – an entirely independent panel comprised of twenty superyacht owners and two leading industry professionals – to personally visit as many entries as possible during the upcoming yacht show season.
Entries close on 30 November 2014. To qualify, all yachts must be over 30 metres in length and have been delivered to their owners between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2014. Any person is able to nominate a qualifying yacht with the limitation that the person making that nomination must be in a position to deliver the required documentation outlined in the Rules and Entry Requirements by the closing date.
Following the close of nominations, Boat International Media’s expert team of editors and contributors will meet to reduce the nominees to a list of outstanding finalists who will be announced in January 2015. From among this elite group of shortlisted yachts, the World Superyacht Awards judges will decide the winners which remain secret until the anticipated gala evening in Amsterdam.