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 8 we present the middle-sized displacement motor yachts.
Here are the finalists, in alphabetical order, in the category:
Displacement Motor yacht of below 500GT (30m to approximately 49.9m)
Built by JFA Yachts to a Vripack design, the 43m Axantha IIhas an interior designed by the owner working with JFA Yachts and Vripack. Axantha II is also availble for charter.
Tansu designed both inside and outand built the 36.04m Bartender (ex-Nomade) which has naval architecture by Kerim Acar.
Codecasa 42 Vintage
The 42.5m Codecasa 42 Vintage was designed, styled and built by the yard with Della Role creating the interior.
With naval architecture by Vripack together with Endaze Marine Engineering the 42.09m CIZGI Yacht-built E&E has exterior styling from Vripack and an interior from a collaboration between Art-Line and ALG Design.
Feadship's 44.65m Helix has naval architecture and exterior styling from De Voogt Naval Architects, with Sinot Design also involved in the styling and responsible for the interior.
Ron Holland Design was responsible for the naval architecture and exterior styling of the 45m Karia which was built by RMK Marine and has an interior by Design Unlimited.
The 50m Libertywas built by ISA with in-house naval architecture, exterior styling by Andrea Vallicelli and interior design by Stefania Biondo Della Casapiccola.
SnowbirD is a 39m Hakvoort yacht built to a design by Azure Naval Architect, with exterior styling from Cor D Rover and an interior by Iluminus Design Group and David Ostrander.
Told U So
Benetti's 44.2m Told U So has exterior styling by Stefano Righini and Molari Design, who was also responsible for the interior.