The International Superyacht Society, the sole organization serving and representing the large yacht industry worldwide, recently announced the finalists for its 2009 International Design Awards, that are too be conducted on October 29 in Fort Lauderdale.
The nominees for the awards are as follows:
Best Power, 24- to 40-meter:
131 Alloy Allogante
The 30 m Allogante by Alloy yachts is the development of the motor yacht Ad Lib, which was launched by Alloy yachts in September 2005 and which won the prestigious Boat International World Superyacht Design award. Allongante incorporates not only incorporates all the best features of Ad Lib, but also benefits from the latest technology developments and design refinements, including the addition of at-rest stabilizers. The yacht is an elegant performer with stylish lines and is capable of extended transoceanic cruising in great comfort.
112 Cyrus One
The 34 m long Cyrus One reflects the latest generation of exquisite design and state-of-the-art engineering in an innovative semi-custom model. With supervision and overall shipyard management by the famous Vitters Shipyard of the Netherlands, experienced and precise Dutch engineering and Naval Architecture by Peter van Oossanen and brilliant styling / design by René van der Velden, the yacht had become extremely famous way before its launch. Made from the most advanced composite materials for the hull and superstructure, the yacht features zero-speed stabilizers, unusual for a vessel of its size and speed. The 112 Cyrus, ensures total comfort underway and at anchor.
79 Mulder Eleonore
Eleonore, is a 78 meter retro-style motor yacht, equipped with the very latest technologies and endowed with stunning retro lines from the boards of Theo Werner. The yacht is powered by twin Caterpillar C7 engines, each with a 187kW power output at 2,400 rpm, which provides a cruising speed of 11 knots. Eleonore has large owners stateroom forward and two guest cabins aft, each with a capacity of sleeping two persons. All cabins have their own bathroom with marble floors. The yacht also features a separate day head and the interiors are created in premium cherry wood with panels and curved doors.
128 Feadship Kathleen Anne
Kathleen Anne, the 39 meter yacht features a modern exterior from the drawing boards of Guido de Groot and interior by Bannenberg Design. White in color , Kathleen Anne has gently sloping (towards the bow) master stateroom windows and triangular arch sides. Along with a gleaming chrome nameplate amidships on the Main-Deck, the yacht features crisp & masculine interiors, consisting of dark woods with cream colored textures and materials. The interior is dominated by hard edges such as squared sofas, chairs, pictures and lamp-shades that emphasize the masculine Bannenberg description. Stated as ” The Ultimate Yacht” by many people, Kathleen Anne is a perfect example of well customized design yacht.
101 Burger To-Kalon
To-Kalon, a contemporary-styled custom 101`-06“ Enclosed Bridge Motor Yacht, is built especially for high speed experience. To-Kalon incorporates extensive use of strong, lightweight materials and carefully calculated design and engineering parameters. A fully ABS certified yacht, To- Kalon is 31 meter is length and has a beam of 6.9 meter. The Burger Design Team joined forces with Cor D. Rover Design as the exterior stylist and Donald L. Blount & Associates as the interior designers to develop the vessel that is elegant as well as technologically advanced.
Best Power, 40- to 65-meter:
161 Trinity Destination Fox Harb’r Too
In Destination Fox Harb’r Too, Trinity has delved into its history of past riches to create a classic yacht design with a thoughtful approach, which well represents its finest presentation of private naval architecture over the past century and into the new. Sumptuousness and excellent taste are readily evident in the yacht, with rarefied genre as conspicuous examples of luxurious expression by designers and naval architects. The classic grace and expressive allure of her 161’ tri-deck and 28’ beam stands out amidst other yachts. Each deck layout and provision for individual function is so crafted that its purpose/end/use is wholly evident, yet follows a master plan which firmly links all together. The conclusive resolution flows into this exciting and classical work; a thoroughbred of precision and glamor in the yacht-makers art.
153 Burger Ingot
Ingot is the most luxurious and sophisticated Burger built yacht till date. Powered by twin Caterpillar 3508 engines, she delivers efficient cruising in any waters around the world. Ingot has been designed to be an environmentally friendly exploration vessel with the refinement of a classic and stately motor yacht. With an exquisite design, the yacht has an interior area of 5,025 square feet (467 square meters) and exterior deck and leisure space of 4,150 square feet (386 square meters). Ingot features brilliant detail and amenities ensuring pleasant cruising for owners and guests wherever she travels. The yacht also features a “Neo” Classical motif enriched by traditionally designed, book-matched, raised panel made of Honduras mahogany, a design that perfectly suit its style and order.
197 CMN Slipstream
SLIPSTREAM is a 2008 CMN (France) built luxury motor yacht with naval architecture by CMN Constructions Mecaniques de Normandie (CMN). She represents the finest in luxury and style and was one of the significant charter yachts to be launched in 2008. The exterior design, arrangement planning and interior design is done by the famous Andrew Winch Designs. SLIPSTREAM is a superyacht with vast interior volume, which comprises of an enormous master cabin with observation area, a VIP cabin on the bridge deck with private balcony, and a sun deck with equally impressive proportions. With a 60m overall length, SLIPSTREAM is the largest motor yacht ever launched by CMN shipyard (France), and the second unit of a new line of Motor-Yachts developed by the shipyard in cooperation with Andrew Winch Designs. With a dramatic appearance with her black hull and metallic-grey superstructure, Slipstream is an excellent beauty with the most advanced technology.
156 Delta Slojo
Slojo, with a length of 156 feet is a yacht more classic and more fitting for an early 90’s launch. However, it is the design dominated with curves and subtle classic touches such as flared rails in the forward exterior areas, along with dominant Awlgrip Flag Blue hull color, set against the pearly white superstructure that makes it one of the finest yachts designed in 2008. It carries two Caterpillar 3508B, 1300 BHP engines with a rpm of 1835, which provides the yacht with a cruising speed of 14.9 knots and a maximum speed of 15.5 knots. To prevent excessive movements, the stabilization is provided by the proven ‘Quantum QC 1800 Zero Speed’ type. Build to A1 Maltese Cross A1 Yachting Service AMS Standards, Slojo is one of the safest and smoothest cruising yachts of all times.
195 Lurssen Vive La Vie
Vive la Vie is a very refreshing yacht overflowing with new ideas and designs. This 65-meters well-powered yacht is built to a proven hull design and fitted with an individually styled superstructure. Powered by two Caterpillar engines of 1.455 kW each, Vive la Vie reaches a top speed of 15.5 knots. The generator sets are located in soundproofed walk-in rooms and advanced sound and vibrations features guarantee an extremely quiet running yacht. Built to Lloyds Register this Lürssen can cruise all around the world with utmost efficiency and power.
390 Blohm & Voss A
The 390 Blohm & Voss A is a giga-yacht that looks like a cross between a First World War battle cruiser, a submarine, and a spaceship.Measuring 387 feet in length, the yacht features three pools, one master suite, six guest suites, and rooms for 42 staff. . This huge yacht accommodates a side gate, which seems big enough to hold a dozen torpedo boats. The fuel tank of 757,000 liters of capacity is so big that it costs $1.4 million to it fill up. Built by the Blohm & Voss shipyard, Germany and designed by a Phillipe Starck design, A is one of the finest yachts of Blohm & Voss till date.
247 Oceanco Anastasia
The OceAnco 75 M long new build Anastasia (ex Y-703) was launched from the shipyard’s Dutch yacht building facility. This 75M Sam Sorgiovanni masterpiece with extreme eloquence in design dominates the senses with beautifully orchestrated swept lines. A part of OceAnco Y-700 series, Anastasia stands out among it other counterparts. The maximum beam of 13.4M along with a draught of 3.8M allows Anastasia to traverse almost all marinas throughout the world. The yacht has 2 X MTU 400 V16 marine diesel engines with 3,648 HP, which provides her a cruising speed of 15 knots. Anastasia was constructed using steel for her hull and aluminum for her superstructure. Surely, a strong contestant for the International Design awards.
361 Lurssen Dilbar
361 Lurssen Dilbar is the first yacht in the world with particle filters on the main engine exhausts. It has a combined diesel mechanic and diesel electric propulsion system with exhaust gas particle filters for all the generating sets and for the main engine exhaust at lower power. Dilbar was manufactured at the Bremen shipyard of Lürssen with design honors done by Tim Heywood. A perfect blend of technology and esthetic beauty, Dilbar is one of the finely chiseled yachts by Lurssen.
257 Abeking & Rasmussen Eminence
The 257 feet M/Y EMINENCE has been made by Abeking & Rasmussen, a famous German shipyard located on the banks of the river Weser. The largest yacht made by the shipyard, Eminence has a beam of 40,7 ft. (12,40 m). The luxury yacht’s exterior as well as interior design is created by Reymond & Langton Design and the naval architecture has been completed by A&R’s in house engineering department. EMINENCE has an extremely fine destroyer like bow entry, which provides low resistance to waves and excellent seaworthiness as well as an impressive 6.000 n mile range. The five deck luxury motor yacht has a steel hull with aluminum superstructure and also features a very large transom hatch with two of the well proven tender launching systems developed by A&R. Propelled by two 1492 kW Caterpillar main engines, the yacht can sail at a very respectable speed of 16.5 knots. This super solid yacht has also been built according to Lloyds Register of Shipping and MCA standards.
257 Lurssen Madsummer
Exclusive and one-of-a-kind in every respect, MADSUMMER is regarded as one of the world’s finest yachts today. Complimenting her style, design, and features is the highest caliber of service that it provides. Technically a high-tech yacht built to the exact Lürssen standard, the yacht is powered by two Caterpillar engines of 2,000 KW each, which allows her a top speed of 17 knots and a range of 6,000 NM.The near 80-meter yacht also features a baby-blue hull and white superstructure with a radar mast made of large dome and tiered design, a peculiar design which stands out amidst other yachts.
Best Sail, 24- to 40-meter:
120 Yachting Developments Bristolian
Bristolian is a 37 meter; dashing new Philippe Briand designed superyacht made by Yachting Developments. It is also the largest composite sloop to be constructed in New Zealand to date. Lightweight and low profile, this super-sleek sloop features an ultra-modern lightweight foam core interior. With her black hull, black carbon fiber rig and distinctive black sails she looks like a bat out of hell and goes like one too. The 34 tones lifting keel reduces the draft from a fully extended 5.25m down to 3.8m, providing access to cruising spots not normally available to a performance sailing yacht of this size.
100 Southern Wind Mrs. Seven
Mrs Seven, the seventh hull of the successful SW 100 mini-serie, but the first one to be built in the Raised Saloon version, is a 30.2m Southern Wind sloop designed by Farr Yacht Design. Built at the Southern Wind Shipyard, the yacht has received a Judges’ Commendation as a competitively priced, highly desirable cruiser/racer offering solid construction, a good layout and superb performance under sail.
125 Perini Navi P2
P2, a combination of Perini Navi’s philosophy and Briand’s vision, is a new class of fast sailing yachts delivering high performance with Perini Navi’s legendary comfort and unmatched quality. Sensitive in light air and powerful and stiff in heavy winds, the yacht is elegant looking and has a sensational acceleration when under sail. With a refined and comfortable interior, the 38m series has a pleasing and comfortable lay-out designed by Perini Navi Interior Design Department. A product of great experience and focused vision, P2 is definitely one of the finest yachts ever made.
100 PY Southern Ocean Liara
The new sailing yacht ‘Liara’, like her earlier namesake, is again designed by Bill Dixon and built by Southern Ocean Marine in New Zealand. She was launched earlier this year making her public debut at the recent Monaco Show. Performance Yachts created a light to moderate displacement sailing yacht to succeed at the various worldwide Superyacht regattas. This was achieved without compromise to comfortable and enjoyable sailing and fast cruising in the light airs in the Mediterranean, or conversely, heavier weather blue water conditions. An uncluttered deck and cockpit create ample relaxation sunbathing space whilst complimenting an understated yet contemporary light and roomy interior design, as finished in natural wood trim and natural textures.
90 Nautor’s Swan 90 DSK
DSK-Comifin’s Swan 45/029 was designed by German Frers and built in 2003 by Nautor’s Swan.The Swan 90 is a high performance, one design yacht that combines the exquisite craftsmanship and quality that Nautor’s Swan yachts are renowned for. Unlike any other one design yacht, the Swan is very well suited to offshore racing and its fully finished interior also makes the yacht ideal for cruising. In 2008, DSK-Comifin won the Swan 45 Mediterranean Circuit, which included the Memorial Giorgio Falck Regatta, Rolex Capri Sailing Week, Copa del Rey and the Swan 45 World Championships.
Best Sail, 40-meters and up:
164 Perini Navi Baracuda
Launched in October 2008, SY Baracuda, a 50m aluminum ketch, features many important project innovations. Its retracting keel passes from 4m to 9.7m and the transom door can be almost entirely opened up and transformed into a large swimming platform. This ketch also makes a strong visual impact on several fronts, primarily by the color of the hull which is metallic grey with shades of gold, the unusual rectangular windows and the sails which come in flaming purple. Interiors are based on extreme simplicity and clear lines provided by the British architect John Pawson, the guru of modern minimalism.
190 Royal Huisman Ethereal
The 190-foot Royal Huisman Ethereal is one of the most environmentally friendly sailing superyachts to launch in the last few years. It boasts the first true hybrid engine on a sailing ship, a power source that uses motion generated under sail to recharge the yacht’s lithium-polymer batteries and run all functions on battery power for an extended length of time. Sailing Yacht ETHEREAL has been designed by Ron Holland to be a blend of traditional and classic yacht lines, which disguise an extraordinary level of modern technological innovation and focuses on energy conservation and sustainable, autonomous operation.
135 Fitzroy Inmocean
The Fitzroy classic sailing sloop, S/Y Inmocean was launched in 2008. Measuring 41M in length, the yacht was built to a design by Dubois Naval Architects and it’s interior was done by the Adam Lay Studio. The hull form of the yacht not only promotes a gentle motion in a seaway but also keeps the decks dry with good flare and overhang forward. The under body shape is also more classical than some modern forms, which takes advantage of the most recent developments in keel and rudder design, thereby creating exceptional performance from a yacht of this style.
169 Alloy Mondango
Mondango is a 51.7m ketch built for extensive blue water cruising. She is the fifth yacht over 50m built by Alloy Yachts. She continues a progression of large fly-bridge yachts and displays clean lines, with a near plumb bow, subtle sheer and low profile coach roof. This high-performance yacht has a range of 7,200 nautical miles at 10 knots, thanks to a 1,200-hp Caterpillar main engine. The yacht has been designed to stay out at sea on extended cruises without shore-based support. The experience and quality of Alloy Yachts is well documented in this yacht and has a class of her own.
148 Wally Saudade
Wally 148 Saudade, constructed at WallyEurope in Fano, Italy features interiors done by Eidsgaard Design. The 45m performance sailing yacht has calm contemporary interior design with comfortable proportions. Unusual for a sailing yacht of this size are the horizon-line views from the interior, which have been maintained by ensuring port holes, window and floor levels. The yacht also features a 59.5-meter (196-foot) mast by Hall Spars, which is built with high modulus MS40 unidirectional pre-preg carbon fiber and which carries four sets of carbon spreaders but weighs less than 5 tons! Saudade is a truly high performance round the world cruiser, which combines all the amenities and comfort of a blue water mega yacht with the most advanced construction technologies.
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