Now into its seventh year, the World Superyacht Awards honour the finest new superyacht builds delivered to their owners in the past 12 months. The judging by an expert panel has taken place and the winners of the 2012 awards will be announced at the gala evening in Istanbul on Saturday 5 May.
Yachts are grouped into a number of categories so they can be judged against peers of similar size and type. Each day in the lead up to the Awards we are highlighting the finalists in every category, and in part 2 we present the big beauties between 60 and 84 metres in length.
Here are the finalists, in alphabetical order, in the category:
Displacement Motor Yacht of 1,300GT to 2,999GT (approximately 60m 84m)
Air yacht courtesy of Feadship
Air is an 81 metre Feadship motor yacht with naval architecture by De Voogt Naval Architects, exterior styling by Studio De Voogt and interior design by Rémi Tessier.
Imagine yacht photo by Marc Paris
Built by Amels, the 65.5 metre Imagine has naval architecture and exterior styling by Tim Heywood and interior design by Andrew Winch Designs.
Lady Britt yacht photo by Alexis Andrews
From the Feadship fold, 63 metre Lady Britt has both naval architecture and exterior styling by De Voogt Naval Architects and a Redman Whiteley Dixon-designed interior.
Numptia yacht photo by Carlo Borlenghi
The 70 metre Numptia (now High Power III) was built by Rossi Navi with naval architecture by AXIS, exterior styling by Design Studio Spadolini and interior design from Salvagni Architects.
Nobiskrug designed and built the 73.5 metre Sapphire, while Newcruise was responsible for her exterior styling and interior design.
Seanna yacht courtesy of Benetti
Benetti's 65 metre Seanna has had the design hand of Redman Whiteley Dixon both inside and out, with Sue Young collaborating on the interior.
Talisman C yacht courtesy of Proteksan Turquoise
Designed and built by Proteksan Turquoise, the 70.54 metre Talisman C has both interior and exterior design by H2 Yacht Design.
Tango yacht courtesy of Feadship
A Feadship build with De Voogt naval architecture, the 77.7 metre Tango has exterior styling and interior design by Eidsgaard Design.