Announcing the Winners of the World Superyacht Awards 2010
May 23, 2010
The 5th edition of The World Superyacht Awards recognizing the most outstanding superyachts delivered in 2009 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 Art Works 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 most prestigious awards in the superyacht industry were:
Motor Yacht of the Year, sponsored by Maybach, went to Arkley, the 60-metre 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 Voyager’s Award, a new category for 2010 sponsored by Porto Montenegro was awarded jointly to Alex Dreyfoos’s 40 metre motor yacht Silver Cloud and the 40 metre sailing yacht Tenaz.
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.
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Following the ceremony winners and finalists celebrated together at The After Party by Options, enjoying champagne, cocktails, live music and dancing.
Photographs from the evening will be available to view in the Gallery on the World Superyacht Awards website in the coming days and a full review of the Awards will be included in the August issue of Boat International.
For further information visit www.worldsuperyachtawards.com or contact:
Alice C. I'Anson Widdows
T: +44 (0) 20 8545 9338
Events & Marketing Executive
T: +44 (0) 20 8545 9336