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Everything you need to know about the 2023 World Superyacht Awards

14 December 2022

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

When and where are the World Superyacht Awards?

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

The World Superyacht Awards weekend will take place on 19-20 May 2023. 

What is the event programme?

The festivities will begin with welcome drinks and canapés on Friday night, followed by the black-tie awards ceremony and gala dinner the following evening. 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. Celebrations will continue at the World Superyacht Awards after party.

More details on what's happening in May 2023 will be made available soon, or please contact the Events Team at events@boatinternationalmedia.com

How do I buy tickets for the World Superyacht Awards?

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 for the World Superyacht Awards?

There are a range of recommended hotels that we 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. Details of the selected hotels, booking and contact details can be found on the link here.

What are the transport & cultural options whilst in Istanbul?

All the events in the programme for this year’s World Superyacht Awards are easily accessible from Istanbul's international airport. Booking your flights early and any additional required transportation is encouraged to secure the best rates and guarantee availability. 

We’ve partnered with travel agency Istanbul Tour Studio to assist with your travel requirements for airport transfers, bespoke tours and cultural experiences once in Istanbul. Please note there will be no planned cultural activities this year as part of the main World Superyacht Awards Programme.

Please use the following link for their website and for direct bookings contact info@istanbultourstudio.com. We encourage you to book at your earliest convenience to guarantee availability. When booking, please state you are a guest of BOAT International.

Who are the judges for the World Superyacht Awards?

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. To find out more about the judges, click here.

For more information on the event, please contact the BOAT International events team.