Established in 2005, the World Superyacht Awards, in association with Oyster Yachts are the most coveted trophies in the superyacht industry and recognise the ingenuity and innovation demanded by the construction of the world’s finest luxury yachts.
With the support of our valuable partners, the 2019 awards return to London after almost a decade taking in stops including Amsterdam, Istanbul and Florence. This year's sponsors are:
In Association With: Oyster Yachts
Oyster Yachts has been creating incredible adventures since 1973. Based in Britain, Oyster builds the world’s best blue water sailing yachts. We’re renowned for our unrivalled quality, service and support, and we’re also the only yachting brand that runs its own round-the-world event.
The exclusive Oyster fleet ranges from the 565 to the 1225, and at any time we have 15 yachts in build.
At just under 24 meters, the Oyster 885 offers features usually only found on a 30 metre plus yacht, including a full width master cabin with stunning sea scape windows, three further beautiful guest cabins with en-suite bathrooms, multiple entertaining areas and fully separate crew quarters. Considered one of the world’s most capable and beautiful sailing yachts, the 885 has the strength and quality to take owners and guests around the world in style and comfort.
Innovation is the bedrock of all we do at Oyster. This year, we’re delivering a new generation of models, including the 1225 superyacht. The 1225 draws on the legacy of the 885 while incorporating enhanced design and engineering. To find out more about the 885 and 1225, visit us at
Clyde & Co provides legal advice across every aspect of superyacht law. With over 20 years of direct sector experience, Clyde & Co understands the superyacht industry and its potential challenges, offering a boutique and tailored service to all of their clients.
From financing to negotiating a build, working with technical advisors to frame design and build requirements, advising on safety and operational considerations, Clyde & Co's experienced legal team can adeptly and discreetly support you through the lifecycle of your superyacht.
This specialised group of lawyers add value to their clients by using sector experience underpinned with legal knowledge to truly get the best results, even if this means having to address issues from a less traditional angle.
As a firm, Clyde & Co has a resolute focus on the core sectors of shipping, financing, insurance, aviation, energy, infrastructure, and trade. Combining their practice excellence and deep industry knowledge, they provide clients with a distinct competitive advantage, bringing together legal expertise, commercial insight and close professional support.
Tansu Yachts, established in 1996, specialises in design and build of both custom and semi-custom yachts. The brand has proven its reliability and strength with multi award winning yachts. Tansu Yachts are recognisable by their bold, honest and effortless exterior styling and their “Beach House Style” interiors.
Last year the exterior styling of 43.7m Cyclone was announced as the winner of 'The Best Exterior Styling - Motor Yachts Below 45m' category at the Boat International Design and Innovation Awards.
More recently, the 38.4m ‘TANSU SPEC Range’ TIGERSHARK One-26 was sold and a new contract for a 28m Tansu Typhoon Class yacht has been signed. In addition, two more ongoing projects are in progress; code named 39m Manta and 35m CV115.
Turquoise is a high-end inventive and eminently capable complete custom builder. Renowned for our build and engineering quality, awarded for design, exterior and interior finish, Turquoise is placed amongst the top European luxury yacht manufacturers.
Turquoise Yachts collaborates with many world-renowned designers as well as having our own talented in-house naval architecture, design team and an experienced team of 150 artisanal craftsmen specialising in the highest level of joinery in the entirely custom ultra luxurious interiors, the signature of Turquoise Yachts.
With its headquarters in Istanbul, the gateway to the eastern Mediterranean, Turquoise Yachts’ hulls and superstructures are all built and engineered in our own two shipyards capable of building hulls to 120m, to suit the particular customers’ requirements. The Istanbul facility is an impressive 25,000 sqm of landscaped property capable of accommodating 8 yachts of up to 85m simultaneously. We work closely with many OEMs such as MTU, Caterpillar, Raytheon utilising their best in class equipment to install into Turquoise yachts.
Turquoise has also carried out major refit work on many vessels, one of 95m and offers planned maintenance, emergency and refit work on vessels up to 120m, expertly handling anything from small tasks to complete rebuilds.
Close to the celebration of its 50th anniversary, Azimut Benetti Group, the world’s leading builder of motor yachts, is proud to sponsor the World Superyacht Awards.
The Company, whose disruptive attitude is recognized as a distinguishing feature, has been working for a long time with designers from a range of backgrounds (residential, retail and hôtellerie) in order to support the evolution of the DNA of its two brands, Azimut and Benetti.
The Group entails a full range of services offered to clients through owned companies: Lusben, for refit and repair, and Yachtique for assistance in interior design, décor, and exclusive marinas. Fraser Yachts, the number one company in yacht chartering, brokerage and yacht management is also part of the Group.
Continuing to nurture the corporate culture established by Paolo Vitelli at the time of the company’s foundation, Azimut Benetti still bases its strategic decisions on a set of fundamental values: ongoing research and product/process innovation, a broad-based presence across all markets, and respect for the inbred ‘Italianess’ of its products, fully aware that their being ‘Made in Italy’ represents a fundamental added value and is one of the reasons why Azimut Benetti products are unique, inimitable and so highly appreciated around the world.
Perini Navi has been, for over thirty years, a worldwide leader in the design and construction of sailing and motor yachts. Over 60 per cent of the world's fleet of sailing yachts over 40m has been built by Perini Navi.
Perini Navi was founded in 1983 with Fabio Perini's first prototype of what would prove to be the most successful series of large sailing yachts in the world. It all started with a new vision of sailing: a vision of large yachts with ample living spaces and single handed handling. Originally located in Viareggio, Perini Navi expanded first in La Spezia, acquiring the Picchiotti shipyard, a pioneer in the design and build of luxury motor cruisers, and then in Tuzla, Istanbul. Its three state-of-the-art facilities have become synonym for quality and seaworthiness.
Perini Navi USA was established in Newport, Rhode Island, dedicated to brokerage and charter services for Perini Navi yachts, with the aim of providing a seamless point of contact for prospective buyers, and an unparalleled service.
In 2017 Faper Group, founded by Mr. Fabio Perini, opened the share capital of Perini Navi to a new investor: Fenix Srl. The entry of Fenix has paved the way for many new developments in Perini Navi.
One Brand, One Company
Since Autumn 2017 Perini Navi has merged its two brands into one. The group's motor-yachts, previously built under the Picchiotti name, will all fly the same flag as their sister sailing yachts and will all be sold, built and sailed with the Perini Navi logo.
The Perini Navi fleet consists of 63 yachts, 59 sailing and four motor yachts, with a dynamic range that varies in size from the 25m Elettra to the 88m Maltese Falcon.
Founded in Ancona, Italy, in 1963, CRN is a shipbuilder specialising in fully custom steel and aluminium yachts. From the very beginning, CRN has produced boats of peerless beauty featuring cutting-edge solutions that have set the standard in the yachting world for functional innovation, representing Italian manufacturing at its finest.
CRN's history spans over half a century, a fascinating and in many ways symbolic story of remarkable ideas, great challenges and incredible achievements that have shaped the outstanding brand it is today. Each yacht is a unique, individual work of art, before being part of the CRN fleet. The bespoke megayacht concept thus acquires new meaning, embracing and reflecting every client's dreams, designs and imaginings - as in any truly creative process. CRN assures this freedom of expression, empowering owners to become true authors of their own masterpiece. The yard's design expertise complements the client's vision and talent to create a work of unparalleled style that mirrors the owner's personality to the full.
Innovation is the hallmark of CRN. The yard focuses on anticipating trends and market demand and developing new concepts and designs while ensuring that everything revolves around the owner.
CRN, the global beacon of excellence in Italian shipbuilding, is proud to sponsor the World Superyacht Awards.
Custom Line has been building timeless yachts in composite materials with custom interiors for highly demanding and discerning clients since 1996.
A perfect combination of cutting-edge technology, ingenious functional solutions, and exquisite, unmistakable design, every Custom Line creation is a unique work of art tailored to her owner’s individual style and tastes.
The planing collection currently comprises the 106' and 120' yachts, while the full array of semi-displacement and displacement yachts spans the Navetta 30 Project, Navetta 33, Navetta 37 and Navetta 42 – the flagship of an almost 250-strong seagoing fleet.
With their supreme beauty and comfort, Custom Line yachts speak volumes of their owners’ personality, identity and deep passion for the sea.
Custom Line has transformed cruising into an increasingly personalised on-board experience – always exclusive, always unforgettable. An experience that looks beyond the horizon, beyond the destination, beyond even the concept of a yacht. This is cruising, made art.
Custom Line is proud once again to sponsor the World Superyacht Awards.
The allure of the Riva name is undisputed: a legend of our time in the yachting world, it is a name synonymous with design and style. Riva has always been successful in renewing itself while preserving its core identity; remaining true to the past while investing in stylistic and technological innovation, and paving the way for enduring success.
Riva has developed a vast and diversified series of composite yachts in a few years, ranging from 27 to over 110 feet. In March 2019, the brand will return into the superyacht segment with the launch of the Riva 50 metres at our shipyard in Ancona. This yacht will be the first born of the Riva “Superyachts Division”, dedicated to the production of superyachts from 50 up to 90 metres long. The dream of a Riva superyacht in lightweight alloy and with a displacement hull is the legacy of Carlo Riva’s ambition and inventive drive to go beyond all limits and build the celebrated superyachts between the 1960s and late 1970s.
A world leader in the steel and aluminum displacement yacht market, Cantiere delle Marche (CdM) was founded in 2010 by Ennio Cecchini, CEO, Vasco Buonpensiere, Director of Sales & Marketing, and Gabriele Virgili, one of the foremost entrepreneurs in the territory of Ancona and President of CdM.
CdM’s managing team’s undivided commitment and drive for improvement allowed the brand to grow to what it is today. Concurrently, throughout the years the yard has strongly consolidated its reputation as a builder of strong, reliable and beautiful explorer vessels characterized by clean and distinctive lines.
Since its inception, only 9 years ago, CdM is having an incredible commercial success that allowed it to enter the top twenty yacht builders worldwide while becoming the undisputed world leader in the 100-140 feet, steel/aluminium explorer vessels’ segment where CdM holds an astonishing 58.8% of the market.
CdM has diversified its offer and alongside the Darwin Class and Nauta Air models, the Acciaio range and the Flexplorer line, a new revolutionary series, has been introduced. Following precise requests from experienced Owners, CdM is also building a few One-off explorer vessels from 39 to 43 metres (370 to 499 GRT).
The World Superyacht Awards 2019 sponsors
Event Partner: Stefano Ricci
Stefano Ricci S.p.A., an International Luxury Fashion and Lifestyle company, was founded in 1972 by the Florentine designer Stefano Ricci with a true 100% Made in Italy philosophy. The menswear collection consists of a wide range of menswear: suits, dress shirts, jeans, polo shirts, casual wear, neckties, cufflinks, leather goods and fragrances. In addition, the luxury fashion house has become a true lifestyle brand with its SR Home collection and interior design proposals. In recent years, the brand introduced the SR Junior collection, a special line for boys dedicated to handing down Italian elegance from father to son. Over time, Stefano Ricci has transformed from a small company into an international luxury lifestyle Group with 600 employees worldwide (both in Italian production as well as in retail), with headquarters on the hills of Fiesole covering over 9,000 m2 and 68 boutiques internationally, including Flagship Stores in capital cities throughout the world as well as 19 shop-in-shops.