In pictures: Inside the World Superyacht Awards 2019

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.

The Guests

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

The Guests

The owners of Latona arrive at Kensington Palace.

The Guests

Mustafa Emre Sandan of Sarp Yachts and Pinar Sandan.

The Guests

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

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.

The Guests

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

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.

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.

The Guests

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

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