Refit Excellence Awards Go to Enigma XK, Axia

The explorer yacht Enigma XK and the sailing superyacht Axia (above) each earned a Refit Excellence Award last week. The honors recognized not just their refit yards, but also their captains and owners. The Refit Excellence Awards were given at the first-annual Refit International Exhibition & Conference. The event, held in Fort Lauderdale, intends to Continue reading

PHOTO: Yanni Georgoulakis

SeaKeeper Award Granted to Fabien Cousteau

Jean-Michel Cousteau and Fabien Cousteau are, of course, famed members of the equally famed Cousteau family. But, first and foremost, they are father and son. And the father (background, at left in the photo) surprised his son (center) at the annual International SeaKeepers Society Bal de la Mer last week. Jean-Michel Cousteau presented him with Continue reading

International Superyacht Society Fetes Leaders

The longest-running and only peer-review awards in the yachting industry, the International Superyacht Society’s (ISS) annual design awards were bestowed last evening. Held for the 24th year in a row (the ISS was established 25 years ago), the winners were chosen by a jury comprised of builders, designers, and other industry companies. The design-award winners Continue reading