In pictures: The World Superyacht Awards Judging Weekend 2017

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The Judging Weekend in Milan

Deciding the winners of the World Superyacht Awards is a task not to be taken lightly. In fact, so long and detailed are the deliberations that for the 2017 event the judges put aside an entire weekend and came together in Milan to make their final decisions. Of course, this also provided an excellent opportunity for socialising and taking in Milan's cultural highlights - click through to see the World Superyacht Awards Judging Weekend 2017 in pictures.

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The Welcome Drinks

WSA judges Thomas Haffa, owner of Y4H, and Kim Vibe-Petersen, owner of Parsifal III, enjoy welcome drinks sponsored by Campari at the Camparino Bar - the birthplace of the international tradition of the aperitif.

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The Welcome Dinner

The judges raise a glass at the welcome dinner at Milan's Maio restaurant, sponsored by Officine Panerai with wines provided by Marchese Antinori.

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The Welcome Dinner

Carlos and Claudia Ancira, owners of Domani, at the welcome dinner sponsored by Panerai.

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The Judges' Dinner

The Judges' Dinner, sponsored by Puiforcat, was held at the beautiful Palazzo Visconti. The exquisite tableware was also kindly provided by Puiforcat.

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The Judges' Dinner

Superyacht owner Paola Trifirò with Nicolas Cantenot, managing director of Puiforcat.

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The Judges' Dinner

Stewart Campbell, editor of Boat International, holds a toast during the Judges' Dinner.

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The Judging Day

The judges weigh up the nominees during the Judging Day hosted at the Excelsior Gallia Hotel.

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The Judging Day

Discussion and debate takes place among the judges as they meet to decide the winners of the 2017 World Superyacht Awards.

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The Partner Programme

Helen Porter, Katja Warborn, Jennifer Osterlund, Franziska Rickenbach, June Lean-Vercoe and Kathleen Delorey Brown are pictured with Guglielmo Miani from the Montenapoleone Association as part of the programme provided for the accompanying partners and family of the WSA judges.

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