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Neptune Awards – New Yachts Dominate

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Photograph of multiple Superyacht Award trophies. They are called Neptunes. They look like little men holding a pitchfork, as if Neptune, underwater.

WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS 2009

The mega yacht charter industry has dominated the nominations for the World Superyacht Awards 2009. Over a dozen luxury Mediterranean yacht charter and Caribbean yacht charter vessels, all available  through SailAway Yacht Charters and 1-800 Yacht Charters, have been nominated as finalists for the World Superyacht Awards 2009.

 

NEW YACHTS DOMINATE

This year has a record number of nominations.  Luxury yacht charter megayachts lead the way with 14 new yachts.  The nominees represent some of the newest and largest yachts available for Caribbean yacht charter holidays. In addition, Mediterranean yacht charter adventures represent, also.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The winners of the prized Neptune awards areannounced soon. Specifically, at the World Superyacht Awards 2009 gala evening. Notably at London’s historic Guildhall on Saturday, May 16, 2009.

 

FINALISTS

Finalists include the 240′ Nobiskrug yacht SIREN for the Best Displacement Motor Yacht, 1300GT to 2999GT; along with the 196′ Benetti yacht AMNESIA, and the 196′ Benetti yacht XANADU, and the 177′ CRN yacht MARAYA, for the Best Displacement Motor Yacht, 500GT to 1299GT.

 

ADDITIONAL NOMINEES

Other mega yacht charter vessel nominees include 141′ CRN yacht HANA for the Best Displacement Motor Yacht below 500GT, and the 143′ Heesen yacht SEDATION for the Best Refitted Yacht award.

 

WHO VOTES ON THE AWARDS?

The World Superyacht Awards are designed to recognize the talents of the naval architects, designers, builders and ultimately, the visions of the owners who bring together the teams that work to create these masterpieces of modern design and manufacture.

 

HOW MANY GUESTS ATTEND?

Over four hundred distinguished guests will gather in May to witness the presentation of the highly coveted Neptune Awards – the ‘Oscars’ of the super yacht world – during a glamorous gala evening attended by an elite guest list of megayacht and super yacht owners and leading industry
professionals.

 

ADDITIONAL NOMINEES

Rounding out the charter yachts nominated are Lürssen yacht MADSUMMER; Corsair yacht NERO; yacht SEA FORCE ONE; Hakvoort yacht MY TRUST; Horizon yacht MISS ROSE; Mondomarine yacht PANTHER II; Benetti yacht SALU; and sail charter vessels Alloy yacht RED DRAGON and Perini Navi yacht SALUTE.

 

HOW TO BOOK AN AWARD-WINNING YACHT?

SailAway and 1-800 Yacht Charters continues to lead the way with the NEWEST and LARGEST Yachts in the Worlds’ BEST Destinations. Make your reservation today at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ 

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Top Award for Luxury Sailboat

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Profile photograph of sailing yacht, VERTIGO, underway. She is headed toward the right side of the photograph. She has a dark hull, teak deck, and white superstructure. Her full sails are white.

VERTIGO sailing yacht

AWARD ANNOUNCEMENTS

The winners of the 2012 ShowBoats Design Awards ammouncements are here.  A “ragbag” knocked out a slew of luxury “stinkpots” to score the top award.

GALA RESULTS

The gala at the Monaco Opera House welcomed winners.  Alloy Yachts’ 67.2 meter sail yacht VERTIGO was declared the evening’s big winner.  This was in front of a VIP audience. For instance, megayacht owners and the industry’s leading designers and naval architects.

AWARDS

Designers Philippe Briand and Christian Liaigre took home three Neptune Awards for multiple items. For instance, Exterior Design & Styling, Interior Layout and Best Recreational Space for Guest Use.

ABOUT THE YACHT

Built in New Zealand, and launched in 2011, yacht VERTIGO, at 837GRT, is the largest luxury sailing charter vessel to be built in the Southern Hemisphere.   It took 29 months to design and build the 5-stateroom cruiser. 

RATE

Weekly rental rates begin at € 200,000, plus expenses.

OTHER ALLOY SAILING YACHTS

Other charter sailboats similar to sailing yacht VERTIGO and built by Alloy include

SHOWBOATS DESIGN AWARDS

The ShowBoats Design Awards, now in their third year, denote a symbol of distinction.  The the yachting industry’s designers approve.  Twenty-one “Neptunes” awarded to the winners during the evening. Event sponsors include Boat International Media,  Lürssen, Benetti, Feadship, and Trinity.

HOW TO RENT AN AWARD-WINNING YACHT

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Yacht Designer Launches Child Cancer Fund

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Photograph of yacht designer, Ed Dubois, and his wife and daughter

ED DUBOIS

People associate the name, Ed Dubois with luxury mega yacht charter vessels. This month, Dubois, one of the world’s leading yacht designers, launched his greatest project to date. He created a cancer fund for children.
 

DCCF

The Dubois Child Cancer Fund (DCCF) is created in conjunction with the charity, Sparks.  European sports superstars created Sparks to fund medical research into childhood diseases.

DUBOIS YACHTS

We first profiled Dubois in May when a handful of the designers yachts swept the World Superyacht Awards.   Some of the world’s largest yachts, specifically luxury sailing charter vessels like TWIZZLEKOKOMO, and  RED DRAGON.  These yachts trace their pedigree to the studio of Dubois Naval Architects Ltd.

Dubois Child Cancer Fund DCCF logo


DCCF GOAL

The aim of the DCCF is to increase the survival rate for infants and young children with neuroblastoma.  Researchers are optimistic this goal can be reached. They cite as proof the survival rate for childhood leukemia. It has increased over the last twenty years from 10% to 90%.  Specifically due to increased funding.  For Ed and his wife, Honor, the mission to find a cure for childhood cancer hits home. 
Most people who organize charitable donations have a good reason to do so,” explains Ed Dubois.  “In our case, our second daughter, Minna, was diagnosed with the rare form of childhood cancer – neuroblastoma – in July 2005. Her chances of survival, statistically, were about 40%.
 

MINNA DUBOIS, SURVIVOR

Six years after her initial diagnosis, doctors report Minna is doing well, as her chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments have been effective.
Photograph of a little girl on a white horse. The horse is jumping over a multicolored banner

 

 

SPARKS

All funds raised go directly to Sparks. They will fund specific projects in the area of childhood cancer research. This was agreed upon by Ed and Honor Dubois.

DONATIONS REQUESTED FOR CHARITY

Make your donation:

To pledge a donation and for further information about the Dubois Child Cancer Fund (DCCF), please contact us HERE.  We will direct you to the proper people. Thank you for #makingadifference with us.

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