5th Annual World Superyacht Awards

By on December 14, 2009
World Superyacht Awards

The 5th Annual World Superyacht Awards will take place on Saturday 22nd May 2010 at London’s Guildhall. Nominations for the World Superyacht Awards 2010 close on December 31, 2009.

The World Superyacht Awards is the most anticipated and glamorous event in the superyacht industry calendar. It celebrates the best of the best in superyacht build and design and recognises the dedication and passion of owners and the talents of their builders, naval architects and designers.

All yachts will be judged against other vessels of a similar size and type. There are 11 yacht award categories, 5 individual award categories and 3 other awards:

Yacht award categories:

1. Best Displacement Motor Yacht of 3,000 Gross Tons and above (approx. 85m+)
2. Best Displacement Motor Yacht of between 1,300 and 2,999 Gross Tons (approx. 60-84m)
3. Best Displacement Motor Yacht of between 500 and 1,299 Gross Tons (approx. 50-59m)
4. Best Displacement Motor Yacht of below 500 Gross Tons (approx. 30-49m)
5. Best Semi-displacement or Planing Motor Yacht in the 40m+ size range
6. Best Semi-displacement or Planing Motor Yacht in the 30m to 39m size range
7. Best Sailing Yacht in the 45m+ size range
8. Best Sailing Yacht in the 30m to 44m size range
9. Refitted Yacht of the Year
10. Motor Yacht of the Year
11. Sailing Yacht of the Year

Individual award categories:

1. New Designer of the Year
2. Exterior Stylist of the Year – Motor Yachts
3. Interior Designer of the Year – Motor Yachts
4. Exterior Stylist of the Year – Sailing Yachts
5. Interior Designer of the Year – Sailing Yachts

There is a special award for young designers. This award recognizes the achievement of an outstanding young designer and the potential impact of their work on current or future designs for the superyacht industry. The winner will receive a prize of € 5,000 and will be invited to accept the prestigious Neptune Award at the World Superyacht Awards ceremony in London. Malia Speitkamp won the award in 2009 with her project Draconis.

Draconis Draconis

More than 50 yachts will contend each other for world superyacht awards. Among them are Cloud 9, Northern Star, Clarena II, Sanlorenzo SL 100, Baracuda, Ethereal and many others.

The 2009 world super yacht awards winners are here.

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Related links:
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