There are now only two weeks remaining to submit nominations for the 2013 ShowBoats Design Awards that will honour the creative teams behind the most innovative and inspiring yachts delivered in 2012.
Many superyacht owners and the world's leading yacht designers and builders have already submitted entries for this year's awards, which will be presented during a gala evening at the Monaco Opera House.
Following the close of entries on 15 February, Boat International Media's senior editors will meet to screen the nominees, trimming the list to a smaller number of outstanding finalists. These finalist designs will be put forward for a second round of judging by a wholly independent panel of yacht owners, senior yacht crew and acclaimed naval architects, designers and stylists from within as well as outside the marine industry to decide the winners of the golden Neptune trophies. Finalists will be announced 5 March, 2013.
Any person may nominate a yacht, with the limitation that this person must be able to provide the requested information to support their nomination. To qualify, all yachts must be of over 30 meters in length and have been completed and delivered to their owners between 1 January, 2012 and 31 December, 2012.
The full list of categories and entry requirements can be found at showboatsdesignawards.com.
An international audience of yacht owners and industry professionals will come together to witness the presentation of the 2013 Awards at the Monaco Opera House on 21 June. Following the prize-giving ceremony, guests are invited to the Yacht Club de Monaco for an evening of fine food, music and entertainment.
This year's awards evening once again takes place during The Rendezvous in Monaco, a four-day event for superyacht owners, and we anticipate that many of the finalist yachts will be participating in the full programme of yachting activities and glamorous social occasions.
How to attend the gala evening
Tables and individual tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online.
Table of 10 - €4,000 plus VAT
One ticket - €450 plus VAT
Priority will be given to yacht owners and the designers of the finalist yachts. For further information on the ShowBoats Design Awards, please visit showboatsdesignawards.com or contact:
Holly Lunn | Events Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 208 545 9336
Nigel Campbell | Chairman of the Jury
Tel: +44 (0) 7890 583 416