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Everything you need to know about the World Superyacht Awards 2025

4 May 2024 • Written by Lucy Dunn

The World Superyacht Awards, in association with Acquera Club, is a highlight of the yachting calendar and brings together superyacht owners, builders, designers and other industry experts. Celebrating the most outstanding superyachts from the past year, a number of coveted Neptune trophies are awarded at the gala ceremony. Nominations for the World Superyacht Awards 2025 are now open.


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, London and Istanbul. The 20th edition will return in May 2025 to the beautiful city of Venice, Italy, for the second consecutive year, where the inaugural World Superyacht Awards were hosted in 2006.

What is the event programme?

The festivities will begin with welcome drinks and canapés, 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.

Watch our 2024 highlights video here 

How do I buy tickets for the World Superyacht Awards?

When tickets go on sale, a limited number 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.

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.

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