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Everything you need to know about the 2022 World Superyacht Awards

15 February 2022

Recognising the best superyachts to have hit the water over the past 12 months the World Superyacht Awards, in association with AKYACHT, will return to London for this year’s celebrations.

Bringing together superyacht owners, builders and designers the World Superyacht Awards are a highlight of the yachting calendar. Celebrating the most outstanding projects from the past year, 15 coveted Neptune trophies will be awarded at this year’s gala ceremony.

When and where?

A number of cities have played host to the World Superyacht Awards in its 16-year history, including Amsterdam, Istanbul, Florence and most recently Monaco. But, this year the ceremony will be returning to London.

The annual gala dinner and awards ceremony will take place in 2022. 

What is the event programme?

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. More details on what's happening in May 2022 are available from the Events Team at events@boatinternationalmedia.com

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. All tickets will go through an approval process by BOAT International. If for any reason the event is unable to take place, all tickets will be fully refunded. 

The ticket prices for this year are available from the Events Team at events@boatinternationalmedia.com

Where should I stay?

These recommended hotels are offering guests of the World Superyacht Awards special, preferential rates for the duration of the event. We encourage guests to stay at one of these hotels for a heightened opportunity to socialise and network with other guests throughout the weekend. See below for the selected hotels, booking and contact details:

The Bulgari
Located on the edge of Hyde Park, Bvlgari Hotel London is close to landmarks such as the famous Harrods department store. The hotel features a gymnasium, spa, large swimming pool, screening room, cigar shop and sampling room, and a ballroom. To book this hotel for the preferential rate of £720.00 (+ VAT) guests should email London@bulgarihotels.co.uk quoting World Superyacht Awards.

The Londoner
This boutique 16-storey hotel lies on the corner of Leicester Square and has been curated to reflect the drama and elegance of West End life. The Londoner features 350 bedrooms and suites, six restaurants and bars including a rooftop lounge, two private screening rooms and a stunning ballroom. All guests also enjoy access to the pool, cabanas, gym, hair & nail salon, gentlemen's barber and superfood clinic.

Vintry & Mercer
In the heart of the city on a narrow, historic street that lines the Thames, 92 bespoke rooms and suites forming the Vintry & Mercer hotel can be found. London’s skyline, including the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral and the tip of The Shard, can be seen from the hotel's roof terrace, and a cocktail bar and Asian tapas eatery can be found below. This hotel can be booked with a referential rate of £279.00 per room per night – subject to availability – by emailing stay@vintryandmercer.com and quoting World Superyacht Awards.

The NoMad
The Grade II-listed building formerly The Bow Street Magistrates’ Court and Police Station has been transformed into a New-York style hangout in Covent Garden. Wellness treatments and culinary experiences are available all in the style and comfort that is distinctly NoMad. To book this hotel with a 10% discount, add the unique code ‘BOAT2022’ directly on the website here.

The Ned
In bustling Bank, The Ned offers its guests bedrooms styled with 1920's glamour, a rooftop pool, terraces and a late-night bar in the original bank vault. Those who choose to stay here can stay active in the gym or recharge in the spa, then enjoy being wined and dined in the nearby seven restaurants and bars. To book this hotel with a referential rate of £320 per room – subject to availability – guests should book online here using code 'BOATNED' or email reservations@thened.com, quoting World Superyacht Awards.

Please note that all room types and rates are subject to availability.

What are the travel options from the airport?

All the events in the programme for this year’s World Superyacht Awards, in association with AKYACHT, are easily accessible from all major London airports, including Heathrow, Gatwick and City airport. There are many direct flights to these airports in May. Booking your flights early and any additional required transportation is encouraged to secure the best rates and guarantee availability.

We are working with iChauffeur for all airport transfers to and from central London. Please see the company's rates here. To book, please email info@ichauffeur.co.uk and quote 'World Superyacht Awards'. Other transfer services available to and from London airports include Addison Lee and Uber, both of which can be downloaded to Android and iPhone devices.

Which yachts have been nominated this year?

In association with AKYACHT, the World Superyacht Awards recognise the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the most remarkable luxury yachts launched in the past year. This year there are 15 Neptunes up for grabs including the coveted Motor Yacht of the Year and Sailing Yacht of the Year awards. 

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 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. 

The 2022 event is to be held in collaboration with our sponsors, including AKYACHT. For more information on the event, please contact the BOAT International events team.