The 14th Annual edition taking place in 2019 of the Awards of the World Superyacht this year takes place in London and is hosted by Oyster Yachts in association with Boat International Media. This year the award ceremony takes place from the 16th to the 18th of May in London. The awards recognised construction, design and engineering innovations of the finest and most luxurious yachts in the world.
World Superyacht Awards 2019 at Old Billingsgate
In 2019 the ceremony is hosted in the heart of London at the Old Billingsgate, it finally returned to the UK after previous venues also included Amsterdam and Venice, with the most recent being Florence.
Clay Shooting at West Wycombe House
The three-day programme also includes a day of golf at the St. George’s Hill Club and a visit to the West Wycombe House include clay shooting. The opening party takes place at Kensington Palace and along the journey that will be aboard the Belmond British Pullman train this year’s nominees will hope their superyachts are the winners.
Categories in 2019
Categories named by the industry experts include comfort and planning speed, and the classes are reserved for yachts completed this year, whether it is refurbished or rebuilds.
Best Sailing Yacht 2019 Finalists
The best sailing yacht finalists include the Oceanco a 106 m sailing yacht build in 2016. The iconic vessel already earned the title as the largest in the world. The three rotating masts ensure that the yacht can cross the Atlantic with only 20 litres of fuel due to the use of alternative power forces.
The designer of the exterior is Ken Freivokh and Nuvolari Lenard, while Dykstra Architects created the naval. The Oceanco is a perfect combination of high-tech design that combines elegantly with smart and the modernised sailing system makes it unique. One of the critical elements is the solar sails that produce energy while it is underway due to the fabric used for the sail.
Other Nominees in The Best Sailing Yacht of the Year
This year the nominations in the best sailing yacht of the year category also include the Pendennis – Vijonara 42.2m, Neta Marine – Meira 50m, Southern Wind Shipyard – Kiboko Tres 32.3m, Royal Huisman – Aquarius 56m and the Ada Yacht Works, All About You 49.9m.
Planning or Semi-Displacement Motor Yachts 40 Meter and Above
The finalists in this category include the 51m Irisha by Heesen, Gulf Craft 43.1 m, Rossinavi’s Flying Dagger of 49m, El Leon’s Overmarine 54m, Elysium by Sunseeker International 40.1m.
Displacement Yachts between 300 and 499 GT of 48 M and Above
One of the favourites in this category is the Cecilia build by Wider with a length of 49.6m; other nominees include the 49.8m Benetti Seven, 55.5m Damen Power Play, 50m CRN Latona and the 52m Sanlorenzo KD.
Displacement Motor Yachts of 500GT or Under 2,000 GT
The nominees include the 57.7m Amnel’s Volphini, 51m Feadship Promise and the 69.3m Spectre Bennetti.