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Perini Navi Group shocked the world. They tackled a project to build a 50 meter motor yacht. The Picchiotti built yacht EXUMA, is the first motor yacht of the Vitruvius series. What is shocking is that they are better known for sailing yachts, for instance, MELEK, and PANTHALASSA.
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Presenting the winners of the 2011 ShowBoats Design Yacht Awards. Held at Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, mega yacht charter vessels beat private yachts for awards in design excellence. This is the second year in a row for such charteryacht success.
Superyacht owners and creative talents attended the event. They watched the luxury charter sailboat TWIZZLE, win. Her category was Recreational Area for Guest Use and Interior Design categories. Justin Redman of the design team at Redman Whiteley Dixon accepted the Neptune award for TWIZZLE.
Other charter yachts receiving honors included:
Motor yacht EXUMA received an Environmental Protection Award. She is 264 feet long, and was built by the Perini Navi Group and Picchiotti. Exuma has exterior design by Vitruvius Ltd and naval architect Philippe Briand,
“For the second year in a row, the world’s finest yachts for hire were in the spotlight,” beamed Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants and 1-800 Yacht Charters. “There’s a deep commitment by these yacht owners to build vessels with amenities and aesthetics that are appealing to prospective charter clients. We are so proud to represent these amazing yachts, as they are among the newest and largest yachts available in the world’s best destinations.”
Private yachts are award winners, also. The 312 foot Blohm & Voss motor yacht PALLADIUM was the evening’s biggest winner. Designers Mick Leach and Mark Smith took home 4 Neptune Awards for her. She won Tender Design, Bespoke Furniture Item, Exterior Design & Styling and Interior Design.
Many award-winning yachts are available for hire this winter
and spring in warm weather destinations, including Grand Bahama, St Barts, and St Lucia. Contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters destination pros at for further details about yacht charters in the Caribbean.
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