In pictures: Inside the World Superyacht Awards 2019

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The Welcome Party

The 14th World Superyacht Awards in association with Oyster Yachts were held in London from 16 – 18 May 2019. Celebrating the finest yachts delivered in 2018, the awards allow owners, designers, builders and members of the yachting industry to catch-up, network and celebrate the accomplishments of the previous 12 months.

The weekend began with a Welcome Party hosted by Stefano Ricci at Kensington Palace.

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The Guests

Michael Breman of Lürssen, John Leonida of Clyde & Co and Philipp von Arnim of Lürssen.

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The Guests

The owners of Latona arrive at Kensington Palace.

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The Guests

Mustafa Emre Sandan of Sarp Yachts and Pinar Sandan.

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The Guests

Dario Schiavo and Benedetta Moreno of Benetti, Henk Koster and Nanda Beumer.

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The Guests

Paola Trifiró, owner of 32.6 metre Vitters sailing yacht Ribelle, Edoardo Tabacchi, and Lamberto Tacoli, of Perini Navi, Salvatore Trifiró and Giorgio Vafarides.

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The Guests

Niccolò Ricci and Filippo Ricci of Stefano Ricci with models showcasing the Stefano Ricci menswear collection.

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The Cultural Programme

On Saturday 18 May, guests were invited to take part in the Cultural Programme, celebrating the abundance of history, heritage, arts and style in London. Highlights included a behind the scenes tour of Fortnum & Mason, royal jeweller House of Garrard, contemporary gallery Unit London, the famous Savile Row house Henry Poole & Co and fine wine and spirits boutique Hedonism Wines.

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The Awards

The World Superyacht Awards ceremony was held at Old Billingsgate on the banks of the River Thames. After welcome drinks and a three course meal, guests were treated to a performance of award-winning choreographic work by Company Wayne McGregor, before television personality Natasha Kaplinsky compered the prize giving.

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The Guests

Jacopo Gessa, his wife and Karin Paggi of the Ferretti Group.

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