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Tickets on sale for World Superyacht Awards 2023

14 December 2022• Written by Sophia Wilson

Tickets are now on sale for 18th edition of the World Superyacht Awards (19-20 May, 2023). The prestigious event will be returning to Turkey’s Istanbul with AKYACHT as headline sponsor. 

An annual highlight of the superyacht calendar, the World Superyacht Awards recognise the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the most remarkable luxury yachts. Nicknamed the “Oscars of the superyacht industry”, what makes the event unique is that all the winners of the coveted Neptune awards are decided by a judging panel comprising current and former superyacht owners.

This year’s celebrations will take place across the weekend, with a welcome cocktail party for attendees on the Friday. The awards ceremony and gala dinner will then take place on the Saturday evening at the spectacular Çiragan Palace Kempinski set along the Bosphorus. 

“We are delighted to be returning to Istanbul for this year’s edition of the World Superyacht Awards,” said BOAT’s CEO, Toby Moore. “Turkish yacht building is going from strength to strength and the vibrant city will provide a spectacular backdrop to festivities. We look forward to welcoming owners, builders and designers to celebrate their achievements over the past year.”

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One of Turkey’s newest and most existing shipyards AKYACHT returns as title sponsor, having supported 2022 edition of the World Superyacht Awards in London.  Notable projects undertaken by the yard include the construction of 85 metre Victorious, which was nominated at last year’s World Superyacht Awards, as well as refits on two 52 metre yachts.

“It is a great pleasure to be returning as title sponsor for this year’s World Superyacht Awards,” said Vural Ak, who founded AKYACHT in 2015. “The event last year in London was spectacular but we are even more excited to be part of this esteemed event in Istanbul, which is the home of AKYACHT.”

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