Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the International Superyacht Society has once again selected the final candidates for its annual design awards. Spanning both power and sail and the full size range of 80 feet and up (24 meters and up), the finalists come from hundreds of submissions. Every megayacht delivered within the past calendar year is eligible for nomination, in fact.
While some owners instruct the builder and design teams to hold back their yacht from nomination, the megayachts that are submitted for consideration are voted upon by the entire membership of the International Superyacht Society. The finalists are then reviewed by a dedicated jury of peers within the International Superyacht Society.
The following megayachts made the cut for a design award this year:
Saramour (pictured at top), CRN
Ester III, Lürssen
Grace E, Picchiotti
Kibo, Abeking & Rasmussen
Escapade, Fitzroy Yachts
Farfalla, Southern Wind Shipyard, Pegaso
Gigreca, The Italian Sea Group
Ti-Coyo, Nautor Swan
WinWin, Baltic Yachts
Elfje, Royal Huisman
Heureka, Holland Jachtbouw
Perseus^3 (left), Perini Navi
AlumerciA, Heesen (builder)/Borancili Marine (refit yard)
Minnow, Kuipers Woudsend/Marine Group Boat Works
Mirage, Feadship/STP Palma
Talitha, Krupp/Marina Barcelona 92
Turquoise, Turquoise Yacht Construction/Amico
The winners will be announced at the International Superyacht Society Design Awards gala in November.