World Superyacht Awards 2022
- Posted by Ed Ewer
This past weekend signified the date of the World Superyacht Awards 2022, hosted by Boat International Media
Attended by our MD Ed, the event is one of the biggest on the superyacht calendar and guests include some of the top management of the largest designers and shipyard in the world alongside numerous superyacht owners and their families.
Held over two consecutive nights, the events consisted of a Cocktail Party in the gardens of Westminster Abbey, followed by a gala dinner at the London Guildhall the following evening.
The cocktail party welcomed guests to a tour of the Abbey not normally open to the public, with hosted tour guides at key sites around the building, followed by a fantastic evening of drinks and canapés in the picturesque inner garden. An excellent chance to meet existing contacts and also to forge new relationships, the evening thankfully remained dry and warm
The formal dinner and awards took place on Saturday at the revered London Guildhall, a building dating to the 1200s and filled with some of the most priceless artwork in the UK. Again a drinks reception followed by a Michelin-star standard three course meal. Entertainment was provided by the London Gospel Choir.
Once again hosted by Natasha Kaplinsky, the awards themselves rewarded the best in their class, showcasing style, innovation and the ability with which each designer and builder achieved the owners brief. SYR were sat with both Dykstra Naval Architects and Baltic Yachts, winners of 3 Neptunes between them!
Overall a fantastic event which we plan to attend again next year. We’d like to thank the organisers for such a seamless event and also congratulate the winners on securing such accolades
Award Winners were as follows:
Motor Yacht of the Year – Viva
Sailing Yacht of the Year – Perseverance 1
Refitted Yachts – Masquenada
Rebuilt Yachts – Here Comes the Sun
Sailing Yachts, 30m to 39.9m – Perseverance 1
Sailing Yachts, 40m and above – Path
Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts, 30m to 34.9m – Offline
Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts, 35m to 39.9m – Koju
Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts, 40m and above – Annabella
Displacement Motor Yachts 499GT and below, 30m to 44.9m – Emocean
Displacement Motor Yachts 499GT and below, 45m and above – Alisa
Displacement Motor Yachts, 500GT to 999GT – Somnium
Displacement Motor Yachts, 1,000GT to 1,499GT – Triumph
Displacement Motor Yachts, 1,500GT to 1,999GT – Vanish
Displacement Motor Yachts, 2,000GT and above – Viva
Voyager’s Award – Asteria
Legacy Award – Herb Chambers