No less than seven Dutch yacht manufacturers participated in this year’s 9th edition of the prestigious World Superyacht Awards gala evening, which took place in Amsterdam on May 3. The event was extra special for the prominent Dutch yards as it was the first time that the ceremony had taken place in the Netherlands. With 27 coveted Neptune trophies up for grabs, the Netherlands was the country that took home the most prizes.
Representatives from the international world of superyachts gathered at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam. As a sponsor of the World Superyacht Awards, the HISWA Holland Yachting Group was delighted with the number of prizes won by the Dutch superyacht sector. This achievement underlines the fact that the Netherlands leads the way in terms of the innovation, craftsmanship and quality of its superyachts.
Displacement Motor Yacht – 2000GT and above – Madame Gu / Feadship
1300GT – 1999GT – Sea Owl / Feadship
Judges Special Award – Inoui / Vitters
HISWA Holland Yachting Group was a contributing sponsor for this year’s World Superyacht Awards for the first time. The association’s marketing slogan ‘Think Yachts, Think Holland’ was creatively integrated as a branding concept within the range of food and drinks served to the guests during the programme. The sponsorship emphasised the HISWA Holland Yachting Group’s role as a Dutch host, and highlighted the Dutch superyacht sector in a creative way among the 600 international influentials present.