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Programme for the World Superyacht Awards 2016

28 January 2016

The World Superyacht Awards 2016 were held in Florence over the weekend of 13 May. Guests had the opportunity to participate in a Cultural Programme during the weekend.

See the Cultural Programme in more detail

The World Superyacht Awards programme is in full below:

More information about the Cultural Programme and activities is on the next page.

Weekend Dress Code

Please find below further explanation of the required dress codes throughout the weekend:

Finalist Cocktail Party: Cocktail dress and lounge suit. Please note that throughout the Uffizi Gallery are stone floors and many stairs. 
Cultural Programme: Smart casual. Please note that the Cultural Programme is based around the centre of Florence which has cobbled and uneven streets, and comfortable footwear is advised.
World Superyacht Awards Evening: Black tie, formal evening dress. Please note that throughout the Palazzo Vecchio are stone floors and many stairs. 
Sunday Brunch: Smart casual

Cultural Programme

Saturday 14 May

Whilst we understand there are many wonders of Florence for you to explore during your visit, we have worked with our local event sponsors to curate the Cultural Programme. These special experiences provide you with a unique opportunity to explore the city and meet some of its most prominent families and businesses.

Choose from one of these specially curated itineraries, hosted by members of the Boat International Team, or create your own programme. Please RSVP to any of the activities by emailing  rsvp@boatinternationalmedia.com

Boat International Tours

Taste and Style Masterclass: 11:00 - 13.00
PLEASE NOTE THIS TOUR IS NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED

Have brunch with members of the Ricci family at a private visit to their flagship store, Stefano Ricci, in the heart of Florence. The family behind the iconic Florentine fine menswear and interiors brand are great yacht enthusiasts and count many yacht owners amongst their friends and customers: come and see how their distinctive approach, exceptional detailing and use of rare, precious natural materials have made them the go-to brand of the yachting cognoscenti.

After which we take a short walk to enjoy wine tasting at the Renaissance Palazzo Antinori, historic home of the Antinori family, who have been producing some of the world’s finest wine since the fourteenth century.

Open to all World Superyacht Awards ticket holders, but places are very limited - RSVP required.

Florentine Discovery – Alchemy and Art: 10:30 – 13:00

PLEASE NOTE THIS TOUR IS NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED

A visit to an authentic Florentine “bottega,” where you will witness first-hand the fusion of gold and a demonstration of centuries-old goldsmithing techniques, hosted by luxury jeweller Temple St. Clair. Following this, a private tour of the renovations laboratory at the Opificio Pietre Dure.

Open to all World Superyacht Awards ticket holders, but places are very limited -  RSVP required.

Create your own programme

Alternatively, you may wish to partake in some of the below options at your convenience:

Luxury Fashion, Stefano Ricci Flagship Store

From 10:00 – 12:00,  RSVP required

The Ricci family welcome you to join them for brunch in their flagship store, Stefano Ricci, in the heart of Florence. The family behind the iconic Florentine fine menswear and interiors brand are great yacht enthusiasts and count many yacht owners amongst their friends and customers: come and see how their distinctive approach, exceptional detailing and use of rare, precious natural materials have made them the go-to brand of the yachting cognoscenti.

Wine tasting at Palazzo Antinori

From 11:30 – 13:00,  RSVP required

PLEASE NOTE THE WINE TASTING IS NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED

The Antinori family has been involved in the production of wine for over six centuries, ever since, in 1385, Giovanni di Piero Antinori entered as a member of the Winemakers’ Guild of the city of Florence. During this entire period, through twenty six generations, the family has always directly managed this activity with courageous and, at times, innovative decisions, but always maintaining the fundamental respect for tradition and for the territory. Today the firm is run by Marquis Piero Antinori with the support of his three daugthers, Albiera, Allegra, and Alessia. Tradition, passion, and intuition have been the three driving principles which have led the Marchesi Antinori firm to become a leader in Italian wine and throughout the world. Marchesi Antinori family will be glad to host an aperitif reception, to enjoy a glass of wine together, at Antinori Palace, the current residence of the family in Florence, located in Piazza Antinori. An architectural jewel of the Renaissance, it was designed and constructed by Giuliano da Maiano in 1461 and enlarged by Baccio d’Agnolo in 1543. Today, the Antinori palace is not merely a prestigious edifice, historical headquarters of a winemaking company, but also the symbol of a centuries-old family history, traditions which have become a concrete modern reality.

Temple St. Clair Goldsmiths Workshop

Upon request, limited spaces available,  RSVP required

Founded in Florence, Italy in 1986, Temple St. Clair Fine Jewellery is celebrating 30 years of working with the finest goldsmiths in the world, the centuries-old Florentine jewellers’ guild. With an artist’s eye and explorer’s heart, St. Clair fashions rare coloured gems with distinctive gold work to illustrate universal narratives of the earth and cosmos. Uncompromising in her choice of materials and execution, St. Clair explores themes that are meaningful to her through a delightful lens of whimsy and discovery. Her critically acclaimed nine-piece collection of Haute Couture, Mythical Creatures from the Golden Menagerie, made its début at the Louvre in Paris in January 2015. Ms. St. Clair will be hosting an exclusive reception to speak about the inspiration behind her work and to sign copies of her book, Alchemy: A Passion for Jewels. Following the reception, St. Clair will provide a private tour to one of her goldsmiths’ workshops in the centre of Florence near the Ponte Vecchio. In this authentic Florentine “bottega,” guests will witness first-hand the fusion of gold and a demonstration of centuries-old goldsmithing techniques.

Antico Setificio Fiorientino

Upon request, limited spaces available,  RSVP required

Antique looms mark the passage of time since 1786, when the Antico Setificio (Granduke Pietro Leopoldo decided it) began producing customised fabrics in the heart of San Frediano, using original machines that give the finished cloths a timeless appeal. Each of the many lines has something that renders it previous: Broccatelli is woven from linen and gold chenille on eighteenth-century hand-looms; Le Roy, first ordered by Maria de’ Medici, is famous worldwide for its sumptuousness along with many others. The Antico Setificio Fiorentino, now owned by the Ricci family (Stefano Ricci Spa, or company), also makes finished products for the home and for yachts, also according to customers’ designs.

Opificio Pietre Dure

Private guided visit to Opificio delle Pietre dure laboratory and museum. The laboratory is always closed to public, but thanks to the collaboration between Baldi and Opifico we can gather a small number of people to visit this ancient laboratory of hard stones mosaic and other restoration techniques. Some of the techniques that we will see are the same of those used by Baldi in today's home jewels production.

Dr. Vranjes' Antica Officina del Farmacista

Available throughout the weekend,  RSVP required

Please visit any of the below stores;

Via della Spada 9/R

Via San Gallo 63/R

Borgo La Croce 44/R

To step inside Dr. Vranjes' Antica Officina del Farmacista is to allow yourself a moment of absolute pleasure. The warm and harmonious atmosphere which will envelop you as you enter brings with it the subtle hint of Florentine architecture which inspired our sensual and sophisticated glass bottles and packaging. Within, anticipating your discovery, are fragrances that entice you to take in their scent: activating from deep within your soul, olfactic memories and emotions simply waiting to be reawakened. Wandering around the Antica Officina del Farmacista you will be seduced by the harmonious alchemy of emotions, research and inspiration, the core ingredients necessary for the fine art of creating fragrances.

Italian Shipyard Tours

Upon request,  RSVP required

If you would like to visit any of the below shipyards, we would be happy to arrange these for you, please contact us and advise which shipyard and when you would like to visit over the weekend. Please note the shipyards are located around 30 minutes outside of Florence.

  • Baglietto
  • Benetti
  • Mondomarine
  • Perini Navi
  • Rossinavi
  • VSY
  • San Lorenzo

**Helicopter transfers are available on 13 may, with following time slots:

10.30 am first departure

16.00 last arrival back in Florence

Time slots for tour are as follow:

-        8 pax 10.30 – 11.30

-        8 pax 12.15 – 13.15

-        8 pax 14.00 – 15.00**

Visiting Museums in Florence

If exploring Florence’s art and culture through her museums, we suggest purchasing the Florence card (€72,00 per person), which provides a 72-hour access to 72 museums in Florence. Visitors do not need to book in advance and can enter the museum from the special access reserved to priority bookings. For further info: www.firenzecard.it

Sunday 15th May

Sunday Brunch in association with Marchesi Antinori, and Baldi Home Jewel

10:00 – 15:00, Limited spaces available,  RSVP required

Guests will have the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful vineyards in the Chianti Classico area and home to one of the oldest family run business in the world.

The Marchesi Antinori Chianti Classico winery, inaugurated on October 25th 2012 and new headquarters of the company since January 2013, represents the Antinori family’s love and passion for the Chianti Classico hillsides and reflects the centuries-old bond with their ancestral territory.

Built entirely with locally sourced materials, respectful of the surrounding environment and preserving with great care the Tuscan landscape, the winery is the place where tradition and innovation coexist naturally in one place telling past, present and future of the Antinori family and company. For the first time in 26 generations, with the Chianti Classico winery, the Antinori family has opened its doors to wine enthusiasts, allowing them to come into direct contact with their production's philosophy. The winery has become a place to discover the pleasures of living and breathing wine and its traditions in a very special and astonishingly contemporary setting. The Antinori family will be glad to receive the guests of World Superyatch Awards for a relaxing farewell brunch at our rooftop Rinuccio 1180 Restaurant. An occasion to experience a tasting of some of Marchesi Antinori wines in perfect harmony with visual and culinary pleasures, in front of a marvellous Tuscan skyline, where gently rolling hillsides are dotted with olive groves and ancient churches.

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