Final preparations for the World Superyacht Awards 2014 are currently in full swing. The winners of these prominent awards will be unveiled during a gala evening at Amsterdam’s majestic National Maritime Museum on Saturday, May 3, 2014. A wealth of world renowned shipyards in the region and a rich maritime history makes Amsterdam a truly fitting location to celebrate excellence in superyacht build as well as design.
With just under a week to go until the ninth annual edition of the event, arrangements are in place for a magnificent event due to the support of Gold Sponsor, Embraer Executive Jets, Event Partners; Amels, Feadship, Heesen Yachts, Holland Jachtbouw and Royal Huisman as well as all of the generous sponsors.
DREAM SHIP VICTORY
The company utilizes fine laminated wood from renewable sources as the main building material for the yacht hulls. Dream Ship Victory’s philosophy is to build sailing yachts with cutting edge technology on board with the largest hulls in superyacht construction, working with world-leading designers and naval architects to create perfection itself and to stay loyal to its traditions.
Their 64m three-mast sailing yacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov is currently the world biggest sailing superyacht ever built with a hull made of laminated wood. Other innovative projects include the 141m four-mast mega yacht Dream Symphony, currently under construction by the DSV team.
Esenyacht is a contemporary superyacht yard based in Bodrum, Turkey. Founded in 2011, the yard builds luxury, handcrafted superyachts, combining modern production technology using advanced materials with traditional craftsmanship working in natural stone, wood and hides. A high percentage of the components on each yacht are produced within the yard, ensuring that each vessel is truly bespoke and personalised to its owner’s exact tastes.
Work is currently underway on the 50m steel / composite performance cruising sloop Troy, scheduled for completion in late 2014. The yard also offers a full range of refit and repair facilities for yachts up to 3000 tonnes. Esenyacht is a subsidiary of the Tursen Group, whose interests also include renewable energy and mining.
Esenyacht will host guests of the World Superyacht Awards for a celebratory brunch at Hotel Sofitel Legend, The Grand Amsterdam on Sunday morning following the Award Ceremony.
Having started in 1816 during the era of clipper ships, Hodgdon is America’s oldest boat builder. Still family owned, today this East Boothbay, Maine company has evolved into a leader in advanced composite construction while maintaining exceptional skills for world class traditional and modern interiors.
The company’s divisions include Hodgdon Fine Interiors, building high end superyacht interiors (up to 80m), Hodgdon Yachts, specializing in custom sail and power yacht construction (up to 60m), Hodgdon Defense Composites, building specialized defense craft and Hodgdon Custom Tenders, building some of the highest quality superyacht tenders afloat.
Current projects include; tenders for two of the world’s most well-known shipyards, a 65ft traditional sailboat, a 100ft state of the art pre-preg carbon racing sailboat, an interior refit project and completion of the fabrication, rough-in and installation of the interior of a 50m motoryacht.
Gassan Diamonds, a family owned company, is located in a formerly steam driven diamond factory in the centre of Amsterdam. Founded by Mr. Samuel Gassan in 1945, the company still concentrates primarily on diamond cutting, wholesaling and retailing in set diamonds, loose polished diamonds, gold jewellery and watches.
Gassan Diamonds has a unique position within the diamond industry by introducing a new cut, the Gassan 121. Debora Leeser, designer of Choices by DL, proudly opened her first Choices by DL flagship store on April 27th, 2010 in the ‘diamond cutting area’ of Gassan Diamonds.
As part of the World Superyacht Awards programme, Gassan Diamonds are delighted to host guests for “Special Brilliant Tours” at their historical diamond factory. An explanation of the history of diamond cutting and Gassan Diamonds will be given, and visitors will learn from expert craftsmen how a rough diamond is cut and polished into a dazzling brilliant.
FINAL REMAINING TICKETS FOR THE WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS 2014
Yacht owners and the industry’s leading professionals from around the globe will attend the gala evening in Amsterdam on 3 May, where the winners of the coveted silver Neptune trophies will be revealed. In addition to the high anticipated prize giving, there are a number of supplementary events for World Superyacht Awards guests taking place in the region on the days surrounding the gala evening.
The full programme of events includes a Welcome Cocktail at Westerkerk, the city’s imposing Dutch Renaissance church, exclusive access to the Event Partner’s Shipyards, tours of Gassan Diamonds and Spyker Supercars and a post ceremony brunch hosted by Esenyacht. Boat International Media expect a sell-out event so be sure to make your ticket applications promptly via the event website to avoid disappointment.