The World Superyacht Awards honour the finest new superyacht builds delivered to their owners in the past 12 months. The finalists, selected from a considerable number of nominations, are judged by an expert panel and the winners of the 2012 awards will be announced at the gala evening in Istanbul on Saturday 5 May.
Yachts are grouped into a number of categories so they can be judged against peers of similar size and type. Each day in the lead up to the Awards we are highlighting the finalists in every category, and in part 9 we present more fast planing motor yachts of the three-deck variety.
Here are the finalists, in alphabetical order, in the category:
Three-deck Semi-displacement or Planing Motor Yachts
The 49.15m Alexander Again was built by Mondo Marine with naval architecture by Mondo Marine Engineering, exterior styling by Studio Vafiadis and interior design by Luca Dini Design.
Horizon was responsible for the build of the 41.45m Angara, with Horizon Premier YachtWorks providing the naval architecture, styling by JC Espinosa and an interior by Schnaase Interior Design in collaboration with Horizon.
Designed and built by Trinity Yachts, the 58m Carpe Diem has exterior styling by Geoff van Aller together with Trinity Yachts and interior design by Carol Williamson.
Heesen Yachts built the 55m Quinta Essentia, which was designed in collaboration with VOA with Omega Architects doing the exterior styling while Ken Freivokh worked with Michaela Reverberi on the interior.
Heesen Yachts built the 50m Satori, designed in collaboration with VOA with Omega Architects doing the exterior styling while the interiors come from the boards of Rémi Tessier.
The 44.88m Tatiana was built by Bilgin Yachts to a design by Berkay Yimaz, and has exterior styling by Joachim Kinder who also designed the interior.
Mondo Marine was both naval architect and builder of the 49.36m Zaliv III, while Studio Vafiadis styled the exterior and Luca Dini designed the interior.