The World Superyacht Awards is a fantastic annual event held to acknowledge and honour the best luxury yachts on the planet. This year the ceremony took place at the Palazzo Vecchio in Italy on the 13th of May. The superyacht owners and industry leaders participated in the event filled with excitement and thrill to find out the names of the best superyachts launched throughout 2016. Here are the winners.
Sailing Yacht of the Year:
70m sailing yacht SYBARIS
Motor Yacht of the Year:
156m motor yacht DILBAR
49m Motor Yacht GLAZE
85m Motor Yacht AQUILA
77.40m Motor Yacht LEGEND
Luxury motor yacht Legend was announced the best superyacht in the Rebuild category. After an extensive refit by ICON Yachts, Legend is looking stunning, offering her charter guests opulent amenities and lavish accommodation for 26 guests in 13 cabins. Legend is available for charters from EUR 460,000 per week plus expenses. She carries plenty of water toys, including a submarine, and can cruise literally anywhere int the world.
Sailing yachts 30m to 39.90m:
36.60m sailing Yacht MY SONG
Sailing Yachts 40m and Above:
70m sailing Yacht SYBARIS
Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 30m to 33.9m:
32.26m motor Yacht BOTTI
The beautiful 32.26m superyacht Botti was designed by bespoke Nuvolari Lenard and built by Monte Carlo Yachts. This two-deck planing luxury vessel can reach a top speed of 28 knots. She features plenty of space for socialising and recreation, including a large bathing platform, a cinema, dining and lounging areas.
Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 34m to 39.9m:
35.20m motor yacht GIPSY
Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 40m to 49.9m:
45m motor yacht AMORE MIO
Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 50m and Above:
70m motor yacht GALACTICA SUPERNOVA
Displacement Motor Yachts Below 500 GT – 30m to 42.9m:
42.20 motor yacht X
Displacement Motor Yachts Below 500GT 43m and Above:
46m motor yacht LA PASSION
Displacement Motor Yachts Between 500GT and 1,499GT:
70 motor yacht JOY
One of the finest superyachts in the world of charter yachts, Joy boasts exterior design by Bannenberg & Rowell and interior design by Studio Indigo. Joy offers ample exterior spaces and an incredible “closer-to-the-sea” cruising experience. She was launched by Feadship last year, and it took her very little time to become the charterer’s favourite.
Displacement Motor Yachts Between 1,500 GT and 2,999GT:
72.50m motor yacht CLOUDBREAK
Designed by acclaimed Espen Oeino and built by Abeking & Rasmussen, motor yacht Cloubreak also has the title of one of the most significant explorer yachts worldwide. Her total gross tonnage of over 2,200 tonnes and huge interior volumes allow for superb luxury amenities. Cloubreak takes her charter guests to the most remote and spectacular locations on the planet. To find out more about locations, rates and availability, please contact our charter brokers.
Displacement Motor Yachts 3,000 GT and Above:
156m Motor yacht DILBAR
Judges’ Special Award for Quality & Value:
33.40m motor yacht NARVALO
Cantiere delle Marche motor yacht Narvalo was acknowledged for her great design, quality and price, and was named a perfect example of a ‘pocket explorer yacht’. Narvalo is a fantastic superyacht for cruising in the shallow waters of the Caribbean that also stands out with her excellent features of an explorer vessel. Spacious interior spaces, long range, seaworthiness and toys and tenders storage space make this 33.40m yacht one of the nicest charter yachts.
Judges’ Special Award for Achievement –
50m motor yacht CHASSEUR
The award winner motor yacht Chasseur was named one of the best vessel launched by Christensen Shipyard. The judges acknowledged that Chasseur was built during the difficult times and marked the reopening of the yard. Chasseur boasts slim exterior lines with timeless design and offers airy and bright exterior spaces. This 50m charter vessel is available in various parts of the world.
Judges’ Special Award for Outstanding video:
43m motor yacht LATITUDE
With a help of drones Anil Thadani, the owner of the superyacht, produced a fantastic video of Latitude’s journey in the icy waters of the Svalbard Archipelago. You can watch the video below:
If you would like to find out more about luxury charter superyachts please do not hesitate to contact our friendly brokers.