The seventh annual World Superyacht Awards will be held in the fantastic city of Istanbul, Turkey at the prestigious Çırağan Palace Kempinski on 5 May, 2012.
The ancient city of Istanbul straddles the narrow Bosphorus Strait separating Europe and Asia, and with one foot in each continent embodies the best of both cultures. A city variously called Byzantium, Constantinople and more recently Istanbul, it has been the capital of three Empires, each leaving a heritage of architecture, places of worship and monuments.
Once an Ottoman palace, the Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul is located on the European shores of the Bosphorus with spectacular views over the strait. A 5 star resort, it is the first Turkish member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Its 313 luxurious rooms include 20 suites in the hotel and 11 suites in the historical palace.
There is still time for nominations for the 2012 awards. They close on 30 December. Submissions have already been received for a number of notable yachts delivered to their owners this year including the 70.54m motor yacht Talisman C, built by Proteksan Turquoise, 63m Feadship charter yacht Lady Britt, 50m Satori superyacht by Heesen Yachts and the 44.2m Pendennis built catamaran yacht Hemisphere. To qualify, all yachts must be over 30 metres in length and have been delivered to their owners between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2011.
Announcing the Sponsors of The World Superyacht Awards 2012
The World Superyacht Awards 2012 relocates to Istanbul with the generous support of the two gold sponsors, Proteksan Turquoise and RMK Marine.