In pictures: The World Superyacht Awards 2017

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The Finalists' Cocktail Party

The 2017 World Superyacht Awards were held in Florence from 12-14 May and celebrated the designers, builders and owners who pushed the boundaries of the superyacht industry in the past 12 months.

The weekend began with a relaxed cocktail party at the Societa' Canottieri Firenze, overlooking the stunning Ponte Vecchio, in association with Stefano Ricci.

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The Finalists' Cocktail Party

Filippo Ricci (second right) with the Nasser family, owners of superyacht Bina

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The Awards

The glittering World Superyacht Awards prize giving and gala dinner was held at the beautiful Palazzo Vecchio. This year's worthy winners were awarded their famous Neptune trophies while Special Awards and Judges' Commendations were provided by Lasvit. The event was made possible by a number of sponsors including Baglietto, Benetti, CRN, Mondomarine, Perini Navi, Sanlorenzo, VSY, Panerai, Stefano Ricci, Clyde & Co, Sarp Yachts, Tansu, Floating Life, Sabrina Monte-Carlo and Tai Ping.

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The Awards

Vanessa and Tim Heywood arrive at the World Superyacht Awards 2017

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The Awards

The team behind Dilbar celebrate their Motor Yacht of the Year win

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The Awards

From left to right: Giacomo Cinelli, Fiorenzo Bandecchi, Bill Duker, owner of Sailing Yacht of the Year Sybaris, Fabio Perini and Kate Silverton

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The Awards

The team from Nauta Design celebrate My Song's win in the Sailing Yachts 30m to 39.9m category

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The Awards

Maria Beatrice Garagnani, Leonardo Ferragamo and Maria Sole Ferragamo with Laura and Pier Luigi Loro Piana

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The Awards

Leonardo Ferragamo, Edoardo and Giorgia Tabacchi and Milena Perini

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The After Party

Michael Breman, Phuong Banh and Peter Lürssen get in the spirit at the World Superyacht Awards after party

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