To quote the famous TV show Survivor, the tribe has spoken. The winners are:
BEST POWER 24m – 40m: Ermis2 (pictured), measuring 37 meters (121’5″); built by McMullen & Wing, designed by Humphreys Design. Interesting facts: This high-performance megayacht hit 56 knots during sea trials, in accordance with the owner’s request for speed. Since she also needed to be lightweight yet strong, she features a vacuum-infused, carbon-fiber-reinforced epoxy/foam structure.
BEST SAIL 40m+: Nirvana (pictured), measuring 53.6 meters (175’1″); built by Vitters Shipyard, designed by Dubois Naval Architects. Interesting facts: The design brief required that the megayacht must be able to operate in shallow water and to anchor closely to the beach. Among the reasons: The owner wanted to embark on a two-and-a-half year circumnavigation with his family. As a result, Vitters and Dubois Naval Architects created a pivoting centerboard.
BEST INTERIOR: Salute (pictured above and below), measuring 56 meters (183’8″); built by Perini Navi, with interior design by Rémi Tessier. Interesting facts: There’s a good-size fore cockpit, in addition to the traditional aft cockpit, which can be transformed into a completely enclosed veranda thanks to wraparound lifting glass and a canvas awning stored around the mast when not in use. The yacht marks the third time Tessier has collaborated with Perini Navi. Japanese style inspirated the designer, who created a minimalist interior that still exudes warmth and luxury.