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News: The Winners of the 2010 World Superyacht Awards Announced

May 26, 2010 by Superyacht News
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The names of the winners at this year’s World Superyacht Awards were released at the high profile London’s Guildhall on the 22nd of May. The much acclaimed event recorded attendance of 500 guests while honoring various yachts of 2009 with the prestigious ‘Neptune’ award for their extraordinary performance. The superyacht owners and members of the superyacht industry present at the occasion enjoyed an evening of Champagne and excellent cuisine.

The slender sailing boat Hanuman was recognized with the Best Sailing Yacht of the Year Award. The judges felt the yacht deserved this award for its sheer design which included grace and finest quality construction.

Nazenin V is 52m sailing yacht constructed by RMK Shipyard and flaunts a sporty exterior engineered by Sparkman & Stephens and styled by Redman Whitely Dixon. It was honored with the Best Sailing Yacht in 45m+ Range category of awards by the panel of judges.

Arkley, a 60m superyacht, has strongly established itself in the yachting circle with its powerful design, excellent performance and extraordinary services offered. The judges were impressed with the characteristics available in a long-range cruising yacht and acknowledged it with the award of Motor Yacht of the Year.

This year the award of the Best Sailing Yacht in the 30-44m range was shared by the 30.4m S/Y Indio, a lightweight superyacht constructed by Wally Yachts, and the 42m S/Y Hanuman developed by Royal Huisman.

The 56m sailing yacht Riela from Perini Navi won appreciation from the judges and the Best Sailing Yacht in 45m + Size Range award. While Ron Holland and Perini Navi were at the helm of naval architecture, the interior designing was managed by Remi Tessier.

Heesen Yachts’ 47m Celestial Hope won the category of the Best Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yacht 40m+. It was designed by Omega Yachts. The 49m superyacht Blind Date, constructed by Trinity Yachts was also considered for a Judges’ Special Commendation.

The 37.19mm Superyacht Sanlorenzo, featuring exterior and interior designs by Francesco Paszkowski, was honored as the Best Semi-Displacement Motor Yacht of 30-39m.

Northern Star built by Lurssen Yachts was acknowledged with the award of Best Displacement Motor Yacht 1,300GT and above. Styled by Expen Oeino, this 75.4m superyacht is also included in the list of the Top 100 World’s Largest Yachts.

Making the day more exciting for Espen Oeino was the award of Best Displacement Motor Yacht of 500GT and above. The designer received this award for two yachts – the 60m Arkley from Lurssen Yachts and the 61.8m Candyscape II developed by Viareggio Superyachts.

Blind Date, the semi custom 4700 series, was also recognized with the award of Best Displacement Motor Yacht Below 500GT by the association. This 47m yacht designed by Heesen Yachts is a round bilged displacement yacht including luxurious Keech Green interior and hi-tech equipment and aggressive exteriors.

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