Superyacht Palladium is the big winner at the ShowBoats Design Awards
by Malcolm MacLean
Last night, at the exclusive Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, the winners of the 2011 ShowBoats Design Awards were announced to a glittering audience of superyacht owners and the industry’s leading creative spirits.
The 95.15m motor yacht Palladium, delivered by Blohm + Voss in 2010, was easily the evening’s biggest winner, with designers Mick Leach and Mark Smith taking home an impressive four Neptunes for her Interior Design, Exterior Design & Styling, Tender Design, and Bespoke Furniture Item .
Having already collected two trophies at the World Superyacht Awards in May, Fitzroy’s 49.7m sailing yacht Zefira added to her tally with awards for Exterior Design & Styling by Dubois Naval Architects, and Crew & Service Area by the owner, Rémi Tessier and the yard.
The 57.5m sailing yacht Twizzle from Royal Huisman also proved popular with the judges and was declared winner in the Interior Design and Recreational Area for Guest Use categories, with Justin Redman of Redman Whiteley Dixon in attendance to receive the awards.