The 5th edition of The World Superyacht Awards recognizing the most outstanding superyachts delivered in 2010 took place last night at London’s Guildhall. The news broadcaster Mishal Hussain presented the “Neptunes” to the winners.
More than 500 guests – superyacht owners, their families and friends, and senior members of the superyacht industry – enjoyed an evening of vintage champagne, a sumptuous four-course dinner and a live performance by The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, Portsmouth.
18 coveted Neptune Awards, two Chihuly artworks designed especially for the occasion and three Judges’ Commendations by Nymphenburg were awarded to the winners on the night.
Each finalist received a framed certificate from the Chairman of the Judges and a bottle of vintage champagne. In this intensively competitive year it was recognized that gaining a place on the shortlist was a considerable achievement in itself.
The winners of the World Superyacht Awards 2010 – the most prestigious awards in the superyacht industry were:
Motor Yacht of the Year, sponsored by Maybach, went to the 60-metre Arkley, built by Lürssen and designed by Espen Oeino, with an interior by Mark Berryman.
Sailing Yacht of the Year, went to Hanuman, Jim Clarke’s 42-metre J-Class yacht built by Royal Huisman and designed by Dykstra & Partners Naval Architects.
The Young Designer Of The Year Award, sponsored by Camper & Nicholsons International recognised young student Adam Voorhees for his project RA.
The Legacy Award was awarded to Noel Lister, founder of UKSA, yachtsman, pioneer of superyachting and owner of Whirlwind XII.
Winners of the World Superyacht Awards 2010: MOTOR YACHTS
BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT 1,300GT AND ABOVE
Winner: Northern Star
BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT BELOW 500GT
Winner: Blind Date
BEST SEMI – DISPLACEMENT OR PLANING MOTOR YACHT 30M – 39M
Winners of the World Superyacht Awards 2010: SAILING YACHTS
BEST SAILING YACHT IN 45M + SIZE RANGE
Judges’ Special Commendation: Nazenin V
BEST SAILING YACHT 30M – 44M
Joint Winner: Hanuman
Joint Winner: Indio
Joint Winner: Tenaz
Joint Winner: Silver Cloud
JUDGES’ SPECIAL REBUILD AWARD
SUPERYACHT LEGACY AWARD
Mr Noel Lister