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The categories for the World Superyacht Awards 2018

The categories for the World Superyacht Awards 2018

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Nominations for the World Superyacht Awards 2018 are open!

All yachts nominated for the World Superyacht Awards 2018 must be at least 30 metres long (LOA). Yachts entered for the ‘new yacht’ classes must have been completed and delivered to their owners between January 1 and December 31, 2017.

The categories have been established in consultation with yacht builders and naval architects to allow yachts to be fairly judged against other vessels of a similar size and type. There are categories for displacement motor yachts, semi-displacement and planing motor yachts and sailing yachts. This distinction is made because these various types of yacht call for very different design and construction philosophies.

A further two categories are reserved for yachts that have been given major refits or have been completely rebuilt and that were finished within the qualifying year. With the agreement of the Chairman, class boundaries may be redefined and classes may be amalgamated depending on the number of entries in those classes.

Please use the links below to read more on the categories, then click here to submit your nomination.

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Displacement Motor Yachts

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We define a displacement yacht as a vessel that always displaces their own weight of water when under power at full speed.

Gross tonnage and length are the deciding entry qualifications in the displacement classes. Because of this, the yacht’s gross tonnage as well as length overall must be given.

It is anticipated that this category will be divided into sub-categories once nominations have been received.

Material required

  • Specifications list - A blank specifications list will be supplied for completion following the nomination of the yacht
  • Yacht profile and general arrangement plan of all decks
  • A maximum of three (3) A4 pages containing:

a) A statement from the owner detailing his requirements for the yacht and its anticipated use

b) A statement from the naval architect, exterior stylist and interior designers to describe how they achieved the owner’s wishes

c) A statement from the builder concerning the construction and highlighting any elements that he particularly wished to receive attention from the judges

  • Photographs and video footage

a) Yachts may submit a MAX of 40 photographs

b) Video footage of each yacht submitted, a MAX of one (1) minute

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Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts

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We define semi-displacement and planing motor yachts as vessels that displace less than their own weight of water when under power at full speed.

It is anticipated that this category will be divided into sub-categories once nominations have been received.

Material required

  • Specifications list - A blank specifications list will be supplied for completion following the nomination of the yacht
  • Yacht profile and general arrangement plan of all decks
  • A maximum of three (3) A4 pages containing:

a) A statement from the owner detailing his requirements for the yacht and its anticipated use

b) A statement from the naval architect, exterior stylist and interior designers to describe how they achieved the owner’s wishes

c) A statement from the builder concerning the construction and highlighting any elements that he particularly wished to receive attention from the judges

  • Photographs and video footage

a) Yachts may submit a MAX of 40 photographs

b) Video footage of each yacht submitted, a MAX of one (1) minute

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