The Judges of the World Superyacht Awards 2019

1 January 2019

What sets the World Superyacht Awards apart from every other boating awards event is simple: our panel of judges. The panel is made up of current or former yacht owners, bringing with them, collectively, hundreds of years of experience owning, running and managing superyachts.

The judges are not 'just' yacht owners, but knowledgeable, serial owners 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.

Chairman of the Judges

Dick Raper

Owner of 38.8m Claasen sailing yacht Atalante


Carlos Ancira

Owner of 45m Benetti motor yacht Domani

Alan Dabbiere

Owner of 60m CRN motor yacht Constance

Bill & West Duker

Owner of 52m Feadship Rasselas and 70m Perini Navi sailing yacht Sybaris

Joaquín Folch-Rusinol

Owner of 37.3m Heesen motor yacht Buka

Thomas Haffa

Former owner of 38m Sanlorenzo Motor Yacht 4H

Barry Houghton

Owner of 45m Sanlorenzo motor yacht Globas

Jan-Eric Österlund

Former owner of 54.6m Vitters sailing yacht Adele

Henk Koster

Former owner of 48.3m motor yacht Grace

Victor Muller

Owner of 35.4m Feadship motor yacht Highlander and founder of the Feadship Heritage Fleet

Kim Schindelhauer

Owner of 33m Baltic sailing yacht WinWin

Harry Vafias

Owner of 57m Benetti Motor Yacht AE Cap d'Antibes and 47m Feadship

Anil Thadani

Owner of 45m Timmerman motor yacht Latitude

Paola Trifiró

Owner of 33m Vitters sailing yacht Ribelle

Kim & Sebastian Vibe-Petersen

Owners of 54m Perini Navi sailing yacht Parsifal III and 52m Alloy sailing yacht Q

Marco Vögele

Owner of 34m Vitters sailing yacht Inouï

Matthew Voorhees

Owner of 49.7m Feadship motor yacht Broadwater

Sten Warborn

Owner of 63m Feadship motor yacht Lady Britt

Roger Lean-Vercoe

Former Chairman of the Judges

Peter Wilson

Founding Partner of yacht project management company MCM

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