The 14th annual edition of The World Superyacht Awards, in association with Oyster Yachts will take place in London from 16 – 18 May 2019. Previous years have seen the glamorous awards ceremony take place in Venice, Amsterdam and most recently Florence. Keep reading to get access to the world’s newest and most iconic luxury yachts and stay up-to-date with the latest yacht news, design trends and advices.
The World Supreme Awards, which are distributed annually by Boat International magazine, were presented at a ceremony held in London on Saturday, May 18. The most prominent names in the world of glittering superyacht were gathered in London this year to meet the new owners of the World Superyacht Awards issued by Boat International every year.
This year, Black Pearl won the Golden Neptune statuette in the World Superyacht Awards and Black Pearl in the Sail of the Year category.
The main winner of the night was undoubtedly the Dutch shipyard Oceanco, which produced both boats.
Sailboat of the Year: Black Pearl
Black Pearl, a 106-meter-long Oceanco production, has already marked the year with eco-technology solutions. In fact, the jury is stuck between the Black Pearl and Vijonara boats to give the award in this category. However, Black Pearl’s technological features in front of his opponent. The jury has environmentalist technological innovations that reduce fuel consumption, allowing it to cross the Atlantic Ocean with almost no expenditure. In the meantime, the Black Pearl 60 Meters and Above the category is also worthy of the winner.
Another Oceanco production… The 90-meter Dar is the most important feature of Dar’s exterior design, an excellent deck layout, an extraordinarily spacious beach club, a private swimming pool and a main cabin with a resting area. In the interior design, the main cabin with its own deck, the successfully organized partner and the rest areas of the guests are other remarkable features. On top of that, the crew were not stuttering about the use of space for their work and enjoyable time. Dar, which achieved success thanks to all these features, won the first place in the category of 2.000 GT and above.
During the refit process all the steel in its body was removed, the interior was completely emptied. By the way, the weight of the metal removed is 320 tons. The result is a modern exterior, brand new interiors. Jury members decided to give Dream to this award because they were more than just a change.
Refit: Haida 1929
The original 71-meter Haida 1929 was built in the German Shipyard Krupp Germaniawerft, with its refits at Pendennis, one of the most famous shipyards in Greece. The most well-known name of the boat that changed its name and flag after landing in Kiel in 1929 was Rosenkavalier. The boat, named Doña Amelia, was first bought by the new owner in 2017, and was then refused. During the 17-month refit period, we remained faithful to the essence of the boat. In honor of the rescue of such a special boat, the jury was awarded with the award of Haida 1929.
The original Sloop sailboat G2 was produced in 2009 by Dutch Vitters using advanced composite technology. The first owner of the 39-meter-long boat wanted a long-range sailboat. The request of the new owner was no different. The owner’s request to do a world tour in his head was more bright and modern interiors. The design of the deck was changed, new windows were opened for the interior to be brighter, lamps were added.
The main cockpit was extended to include a dining table. Boat International jury, outside design Tripp Design, interior design of Nauta Design G2, 11-month refit process was awarded the quality.