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Everything you need to know about the 2021 World Superyacht Awards

14 July 2021

The biggest night in superyachting is back with an ever-impressive line-up of nominees and a new location...

The World Superyacht Awards, in association with The OWO Residences, is one of the most revered nights on the yachting calendar, celebrating the latest and greatest yachts to hit the water. Long recognised as the industry's most sought-after prize, the event welcomes the crème de la crème of the industry from across the world for an evening of festivity and celebration of the most outstanding superyacht projects launched in the past 12 months. 

The 2021 World Superyacht Awards will be one of the first in-person industry gatherings to take place this year - and is certainly one not to be missed. Here's everything you need to know about this year's event... 

When and where?

A number of cities have played host to the World Superyacht Awards in its 15-year history, including Amsterdam, Istanbul, Florence and most recently London. But, this year the ceremony will be held in the yachting capital of the world, Monaco.

The grand gala dinner and awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, September 5 2021 in the heart of the principality at the Monte-Carlo Sporting, with Natasha Kaplinsky returning to host the evening's antics and announce the winning yachts.

How do I buy tickets?

Limited tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and those associated with the nominated yachts will be prioritised. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be limited capacity at the venue so nominees are urged to apply for tickets early to avoid disappointment. If for any reason the event is unable to take place, all tickets will be fully refunded. 

How to book your tickets

Where should I stay?

BOAT International has secured a number of preferential rates for attendees looking to spend the weekend in Monaco - available for a limited time only - including stays at the legendary Hôtel De Paris, Hôtel Hermitage and the Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel. We suggest that you stay at one of these official event hotels allowing you to socialise and network with other guests over the weekend.

How to book your accommodation

Which yachts have been nominated this year?

The World Superyacht Awards recognise the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the most remarkable luxury yachts launched in the past year. This year there are 12 Neptunes up for grabs including the coveted Motor Yacht of the Year and Sailing Yacht of the Year awards.

View the full list of 2021 nominees

What can I expect from this year's event?

Following the welcome cocktail and gala dinner, the award-winning superyachts will be announced during the prize-giving ceremony, where the winning owners, designers and builders will be presented with their Neptune trophies. Guests will be required to follow BOAT International's instruction regarding prevention of Covid-19 throughout the event.

Who are the judges?

The World Superyacht Awards is a globally acclaimed event, known for its credibility, prestige and glamour, and is distinguished from all other yacht awards thanks to an independent panel of current and former superyacht owners. Bringing hundreds of years of experience collectively, the judges are not 'just' yacht owners, but knowledgeable and experienced superyacht enthusiasts who have taken a keen interest in the design and build of their own vessels. It is their personal interest that drives the judging process and we owe the judges an enormous debt for their enthusiasm and generosity.

View the full panel of judges

The 2021 event is to be held in collaboration with these sponsors. For more information on the event, please contact the BOAT International events team. 

Submit a nomination for the World Superyacht Awards 2022

2022 Nominations are now open and will remain open until Friday 3 December at 11:59pm GMT. Owners, builders and designers are encouraged to nominate as early as possible to allow time for the judges to schedule dedicated yacht visits due to the reduced boat show calendar. To be eligible to enter, yachts must be over 30m LOA and delivered between 1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021.

Submit a nomination for the World Superyacht Awards 2022

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