The 2015 World Superyacht Awards Winners Are….

Boat International, the media group serving the yacht industry and the organizers of the World Superyacht Awards, has announced the 2015 winners at a gala in Amsterdam, The Netherland. In attendance were the leading superyacht designers, builders, industry members and yacht owners.

The World Superyacht Awards names the crème de la crème in motor and sailing yachts in a selection of sizes. It also distinguishes the luxury rebuilt and refitted yachts. In addition, the Voyager’s Award, a special award, recognizes the world-roaming yachts.

Below are the vessel winners.

Motor Yacht of the Year: Grace E:

Grace+EBuilder: Picchiotti – Perini Navi Group
Naval Architect: Philippe Briand/ Vitruvius
Exterior Design: Philippe Briand/Vitruvius
Interior Design: Rémi Tessier
This particular vessel features a variety of spa and wellbeing facilities, including a sauna, beauty salon and hydrotherapy bath.

Sailing Yacht of the Year: WinWin

O74h8T1SCiB5FTYSuxHi_win-win-yacht-1600x900Builder: Baltic Yachts
Naval Architect:Javier Jaudenes
Exterior Design: Javier Jaudenes
Interior Design: Design Unlimited

Displacement Motor Yacht of 1,300GT to 2,999GT of 75M & Above: Kismet

Ja0xQJFFTbuWWeU3hR6R_kismet-yacht-1600x900Builder: Lürssen Yachts
Naval Architect: Lürssen Yachts
Exterior Design:   Espen Øino International
Interior Design: Reymond Langton
According to Boat International, this particular category was one of—if not—the most difficult class to judge. However, the Kismet won the award, as a result of a secret ballot, for its all-rounder construction, with appealing exterior design, deck areas, and its tasteful interior that suits a wide audience. 

Displacement Motor Yacht of 1,300GT to 2,999GT of 75M & Below: Grace E

aiWcYrW1TCdYtVNuEUOL_grace-e-yacht-1600x900Builder: Picchiotti – Perini Navi Group
Naval Architect: Philippe Briand/ Vitruvius
Exterior Design: Philippe Briand/Vitruvius
Interior Design: Rémi Tessier
Judges were not only impressed by this vessel’s clean, modern exterior lines, but also admired the interior layout, and the decorative scheme by Rémi Tessier.

Displacement Motor Yacr of 500GT to 1,2999GT: Mysky

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Builder: Heesen Yachts
Naval Architect: Van Oossanen/Heesen Yachts
Exterior Design: Omega Architects
Interior Design: Erick van Egeraat
This yacht, which was neck and neck with Saramour, was admired for the quality of all aspects of the yacht’s construction and performance, including the stated range of 5,400 nautical miles at a cruise of 10 knots. 

Voyager’s Award: Artic P UpLN8wPTQmZOWznwx1Xn_arctic-p-yacht-1260x1760Builder: Schichau Unterwesser, 1969
Interior Design: Owner’s family
Fuel Capacity: 1.4 million litres
Range: 17,000 miles
This cruise liner sailed through the Ross Sea, Macquarie Island, and the Balleny Islands, where they crossed into the Antarctic Circle. The highlight of this journey is when the vessel was taken to the most southerly location ever to be reached by any vessel, which is noted in the Guinness World Records.

For the entire list of winners visit Boat International.

(Photos via Boat International)

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