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World Superyacht Awards 2016 to be held in Florence, Italy

Boat International Media is proud to announce that the stunning city of Florence, Italy has been chosen to host the eleventh annual World Superyacht Awards gala evening on Saturday 14 May 2016.

Considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, the city is known for its culture, architecture, Renaissance art and monuments. Whether passing the time away in captivating art galleries or strolling from one enchanting palazzo to another, Florence is a breath-taking city to explore.

Dario Nardella, Mayor of Florence, expresses his satisfaction by stressing the importance for Florence to host this significant event for the first time, “The World Superyacht Awards is the most important international event in the superyacht industry. We are proud to be partners of this exclusive event and the city is ready to welcome its prestigious guests.”

Enrico Rossi, President of Tuscany Region, underlines the value and importance of this opportunity for the territory, stressing the commitment of the Region in supporting the yachting industry and boosting the coastal economy together with port facilities.

“Tuscany hosts big industry groups of international relevance and a large number of satellite companies characterised by great professionalism: the Region has supported them over the recent years, encouraging both innovation and internationalisation processes. This territory also counts excellent marinas and ports, further developed and modernized by the Region in the last years.

Tuscany is pleased to host the next edition of the World Superyacht Awards, a clear recognition of the greatness and dynamism of our businesses.”

Tony Harris, President of Boat International Media, said: "We are delighted to announce our partnership with Florence as host city of the World Superyacht Awards in 2016. The culture and history of Florence is unique and the region of Tuscany is not only home to some of the best superyacht builders in the world but also many of the leading design-led global luxury brands making this the perfect destination for The World Superyacht Awards".

Established in 2005, the World Superyacht Awards 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 Navigo, Tuscany’s largest network of yachting industry companies, the 2016 awards relocate to one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

Navigo represents some of the Italian excellence builders who are ready to show the superyacht industry their expertise. Boat International Media is proud to partner with Italian yards Benetti, CRN, Mondomarine, Perini Navi, Rossinavi, Sanlorenzo and VSY, which are all valuable supporters of this year’s Awards.

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