One of Turkey’s newest and more exciting shipyards, AKYACHT, has been confirmed as a headline sponsor for this year’s World Superyacht Awards. The 17th annual edition of the BOAT International World Superyacht Awards will return to London this May 21.
Founded by Vural Ak in 2016 in Istanbul, the yard’s first project, 85 metre explorer vessel Victorious, made her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September. The remarkable yacht, which is on the cover of February’s BOAT International, combines explorer capabilities with a feature-packed interior created by London’s H2 Yacht Design.
“At BOAT, we are delighted to welcome AKYACHT as a title sponsor for the World Superyacht Awards this spring,” said BOAT International’s co-CEO Toby Moore. “Victorious was one of the standout yachts at last year’s Monaco Yacht Show and we look forward to further highlighting AKYACHT's credentials at this event, which is always the highlight of the yachting calendar.“
On the new partnership, Mr Ak said: "It is a great pleasure to be part of this most prestigious organisation and join BOAT International as title sponsor for the 2022 edition of the World Superyacht Awards."
Nicknamed the “Oscars of the superyacht industry” the awards recognise the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the most remarkable luxury yachts from across the world. All the winners of the prestigious Neptune awards are decided by an independent judging panel comprising current and former superyacht owners.