Host city announced for 2014 World Superyacht Awards

Boat International Media has announced that the ninth annual World Superyacht Awards gala evening will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on Saturday 3 May.

Established in 2005, the World Superyacht Awards are today the most coveted trophies in the superyacht industry. With the support of five of the world’s leading shipyards – Amels, Feadship, Heesen Yachts, Holland Jachtbouw and Royal Huisman, the 2014 prize-giving relocates to cosmopolitan Amsterdam, one of the greatest small cities in the world.

The prestigious silver Neptune statuettes will be presented during a glittering gala evening at Het Scheepvaartmuseum, the National Maritime Museum, witnessed by an audience of yacht owners and senior industry professionals from around the world. The original building dates back to 1656, and was built in the Golden Age, when Amsterdam was the largest port and market place in the world. Today, over 350 years later, it remains a beautiful and imposing landmark in the heart of Amsterdam, whose historic links to the sea make it the perfect location for the 2014 World Superyacht Awards.

Nominations for the 2014 World Superyacht Awards are now open. In addition to seven motor yacht and two sailing yacht categories, nominations are also open for best Refitted Yacht, Rebuilt Yacht and the Voyager's Award. Full details concerning the award categories and the rules and entry requirements are available to view on the World Superyacht Awards website. Nominations close on 24 November, 2013. To qualify, all yachts must be over 30 metres in length and have been delivered to their owners between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2013.

As in previous years, the event is expected to be a sell-out in 2014. The gala evening at the National Maritime Museum will be complemented by an additional social programme taking place over the surrounding days, including a Welcome Cocktail on Friday 2 May, shipyard tours for yacht owners hosted by the Event Partners, as well as the opportunity for guests to participate in an exciting cultural programme of activities and explore all that Amsterdam has to offer.

For more information on the World Superyacht Awards, please visit www.worldsuperyachtawards.com or contact:

Holly Lunn | Events Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 208 545 9336

Email: holly.lunn@boatinternationalmedia.com

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