The World Superyacht Awards honour the finest new superyacht builds delivered to their owners in the past 12 months. The finalists, selected from a considerable number of nominations, are judged by an expert panel 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 7 we present more sailing yachts this time the ones between 30 and 40 metres in length.
Here are the finalists, in alphabetical order, in the category:
Sailing Yacht in 30m to 40m size range
Built by Pendennis to a design by Barracuda Yacht Design, the 32m Akalam has been styled by Barracuda in collaboration with Javier Munoz, who also designed the interior.
Dixon Yacht Design was responsible for the naval architecture and exterior styling of the 30m Antares III which was built by Yacht Developments and has an interior by Rhoades Young Design.
The 35.78m Canova was built by Baltic Yachts to a design by Judel Vrolijk & Co with interiors by R&J Design and Baltic Yachts.
The brainchild of Hoek Design Naval Architects, which also conceived the styling and interior design, 35.05m Firefly was built by Claasen Shipyards.
Sarafin is a Dubois-designed Oyster 100 sailing yacht of 30.8m, built by Oyster Marine and RMK Marine with an interior by the Oyster Marine Interior Design Team working together with Polly Sturgess.