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World's Best Superyachts Recognised at 2020 World Superyacht Awards

16 November 2020 • Written by Miranda Blazeby

The world’s best superyachts have been recognised at the 15th edition of the World Superyacht Awards.

Dubbed the ‘Oscars of the yachting industry’, the awards took place during a virtual ceremony hosted by Natasha Kaplinsky on Friday, November 13.

For those who missed our virtual ceremony you can catch up on all the highlights below.

Almost 60 nominees were whittled down by a discerning judging panel of 20 current and former yacht owners.

A global audience tuned in to watch the event, which saw 16 coveted Neptune awards handed out to the owners and builders of this year’s standout superyachts.

Key winners of the evening included the 77.3 metre Feadship superyacht Pi, which won two awards, including the coveted Motor Yacht of the Year award. Elsewhere, the Baltic sailing yacht Canova was named Sailing Yacht of the Year while Hodor triumphed in the support vessel category.

Speaking about the awards, BOAT International editor-in-chief Stewart Campbell said it had been an “exceptional year for the superyacht sector”.

“The winners of these awards represent the absolute pinnacle of yacht design and construction and on behalf of the team at BOAT International, I’d like to offer heart-felt congratulations to this year’s winners.”

Toby Moore, co-CEO of BOAT International Media, added: “This year’s World Superyacht Awards winners include remarkable ingenuity and innovation in design, engineering and construction. We’re very proud that we have built such a world-renowned platform that rewards truly exceptional yacht owners and shipyards from around the globe.”

The ceremony included video messages from Prince Albert II of Monaco and Sir Ben Ainslie, who updated viewers on the progress of the UK’s America’s Cup team INEOS Team UK.

The virtual World Superyacht Awards was sponsored by superyacht shipyards Azimut-Benetti, Feadship, Lürssen alongside lighting and glass specialist Lasvit. Dom Perignon was the official champagne sponsor.

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