Superyacht Awards
Wednesday March 29, 2017

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9th World Superyacht Awards - 2014The 9th edition of the World Superyacht Awards was hosted in the maritime hub of Amsterdam where some of the industry's most coveted superyachts were awarded a prestigious Neptune Award.

Recognising excellence in design and build, the Neptune prize is a worldwide trophy awarded to yachts over 30m LOA, delivered between 1st January and 31st December 2013.

With 63 yachts all competing to be crowned winner in one of the nine categories, competition was rife.


Eagerly anticipated each year, the event has become known as the 'Oscars' of the industry and the Neptune prize is a firm acknowledgment of excellence.

The 41m (132') Nameless was in the running for the Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Three Deck Motor Yachts from 30m-44.9m LOA category.


 

The 2014 winners included:

Motor Yacht of the Year 
99m Feadship - Madame Gu

Sailing Yacht of the Year 
32.64m Baltic Yachts - Inukshuk

Quality and Value Award 
50.4m Proteksan Turquoise - Ileria

Two-deck semi-displacement or planing motor yacht (including raised pilothouse designs) 
36.7m Trinity Yachts - Finish Line

Three-deck semi-displacement or planing motor yacht 30 to 44.99m 
40m Admiral Tecnomar - Cacos V

Three-deck semi-displacement or planing motor yacht 45m and above 
65m Heesen Yachts - Galactica Star

Judges’ Commendation
47.5m Rossinavi Vellmari

Catamaran Award
33.7m Curvelle/Logos Marine - Quaranta

Yacht Conversion
72m Richards Shipbuilders - Enigma XK (refit at Atlantic Refit Center)

Refitted Yacht
50.8m  Mondo Marine - Auspicious (refit by Mondo Marine with project management by KK Superyachts)

Rebuilt Yacht
45.3m Trinity Yachts - Keyla (refit by RMK Marine with project management by Mark Poirier)

Sailing yacht 40m+ size range
46m Vitters - Ganesha

Spirit of Tradition Award 
64.5m Dream Ship Victory/Balk Shipyard - Mikhail S Vorontzov

Sailing yacht 30 to 39.99m size range 
32.64m Baltic Yachts - Inukshuk

Judges Special Award for Design and High-Quality Construction
33.4m Vitters Inouï

Voyager’s Award 
Joint Award: 49.91m Picchiotti/Perini Navi - Exuma
Joint Award: 50m JFA Yachts - Zeepard

(Source: Camper & Nicholsons)


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