In pictures: Inside the World Superyacht Awards 2022

26 May 2022

Take a look inside the glamorous ceremony of the 2022 World Superyacht Awards in association with AKYACHT. Held in London, the Awards celebrated the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the most remarkable luxury yachts from across the world, including these winners.

The highlights

Watch the highlights of the 2022 World Superyacht Awards, with snippets of the glamorous venue, guests and winners of the evening

The venues

Guests of the 2022 World Superyacht Awards were invited to London's prestigious Westminster Abbey and Guildhall for the two-day agenda.

The welcome party

Judges of the World Superyacht Awards
Marco Vögele, Francesca Rickenbach and Sophie Bonvin
Vural Ak and Hatice Nur Ak, centre, and the AKYACHT team
Amaffi Perfume House showcased its products for guests to try

The night before the Awards, guests were welcomed with cocktails, canapés and entertainment in a venue that is one of the finest examples of early English Gothic architecture: Westminster Abbey and its College Garden. Guided tours and behind the scenes access were reserved just for guests. 

The cultural programme

Guests outside H.R Higgins as part of the Cultural Programme
Berkay Yilmaz from Bilgin Yachts with artist Dan Lane at Castle Fine Art
Giovanni Bogetto, Karin Paggi and Patrizia Rovaris from the Ferretti Group with Virginia De Carlo, Giorgio Cassetta and guests
Toby Moore, Jamie Edmiston, Maarten Janssen and Jan-Bart Verkuyl

The Awards

Mario Pedol, James Lloyd and Marnix Hoekstra
Bernardo Zuccon and Martino Majno
Tim and Vanessa Heywood

The black-tie awards ceremony took over London's Guildhall for the evening. Guests were greeted with a champagne reception in the Old Library before making their way to The Great Hall for the gala dinner and awards ceremony.

The Awards host

Natasha Kaplinsky returned once again to host this year’s World Superyacht Awards, with winners receiving a coveted Neptune.

The winners

Shirish Saraf and family
Arianna Toscano, Katia Balducci and Stewart Campbell
Tony Euden with Annelies Damen and the team behind Gene Chaser
Erik Wassen, Henry Hawkins, Kivanc Nart and Thys Nikkels
Jan-Bart Verkuyl celebreates Viva winning Motor Yacht of the Year, presented by Cumhur Kaynak from AKYACHT

With 16 Neptunes handed out in total, it was the Feadship yacht Viva and Baltic's Perseverance 1 that took home Motor Yacht of the Year and Sailing Yacht of the Year respectively.

The guests

The team behind 45m Xana, which competed in the Rebuilt Yachts category
Paola and Salvatore Trifirò
Antonio Romano, Michaela Skrivanova, Michaela Kozakova and Alejandro Hahn
Tomas Agnew and Cian Fitzpatrick from Transfermate with Eddie Jordan
Emily and Harry Vafias
Vural Ak and Hatice Nur Ak, centre, with the AKYACHT team

The entertainment

The Brother Rockers band in Westminster Abbey's College Garden
London Community Gospel Choir

Throughout the programme, guests were provided entertainment from GF Entertainment's string quartet, roaming band and DJ. During the Awards, the on-stage performance was by the London Community Gospel Choir.

The after party

Laura Pomponi, Annelies Damen, Sarah Flavell and Birgitta Van Hogerwou

Winners, judges and nominees celebrated on the dancefloor following the conclusion of the awards.

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