16 pictures inside the World Superyacht Awards 2016
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The Welcome Cocktail

All images courtesy Dan Annett/Boat International Media

This weekend (May 13-15) saw the hotly anticipated World Superyacht Awards 2016 take place. Located for the first time in Florence, Italy, the weekend-long celebration of the yachting industry's finest creations kicked off with a welcome cocktail party sponsored by Stefano Ricci at the beautiful Uffizi Gallery - home to some of Florence's finest artworks.

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The Welcome Cocktail

Orly and Andrew Wolfson enjoy the WSA welcome cocktail party.

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The Welcome Cocktail

From left to right: Francesca Sciubba, Raffaella Daino of Baglietto, Michela Carrai, Francesca Lacomucci of CRN and Cecile Gauert of ShowBoats International.

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The Cultural Programme

Saturday saw World Superyacht Awards guests and judges enjoy some of Florence's top cultural highlights before the evening's awards ceremony. Some of Italy's most famous shipyards threw open their doors for guided tours while Stefano Ricci, Temple St. Clair and Antinori offered guests the chance to sample Florence's finest fashion, jewellery and wine.

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The Cultural Programme

Salvatore Trifiro, former owner of Fitzroy sailing yacht Zefira, takes a tour of Stefano Ricci's Florence flagship store.

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The Awards Ceremony

Saturday evening saw the main event - the World Superyacht Awards ceremony - take place at the magnificent Palazzo Vecchio right in the heart of Florence. Guests gathered for drinks and a delicious dinner before the winners of the much coveted Neptune trophies were announced.

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The Awards Ceremony

Henk de Vries, CEO of Feadship (right), and family enjoy pre-dinner drinks.

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The Awards Ceremony

The evening's presenter, Spanish model, actress, presenter and spokeswoman Inés Sastre, takes to the stage to begin the ceremony.

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