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And the Winner is…. Young Superyacht Designer Toasted

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At the recent ShowBoats Design Awards gala, the winner of the annual Young Designer of the Year Award was announced in front of an international audience of yacht owners and leading luxury yacht charter designers.

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Michael Givens was declared the 2011 winner, taking home €5,000 in prize money, and topping a competition that drew 30 entries from 20 countries.

Additionally, the winner and the top five finalists are presented with a host of unique opportunities aimed at advancing their design careers, including complimentary access to the two-day Superyacht Design Symposium and an all-expenses paid trip to see the design and construction of Lürssen yacht charter vessels under construction at the builders shipyards in Bremen and Rendsburg, Germany.

The competition hosted by ShowBoats Media, is a worldwide initiative to uncover the yachting industry’s up-and-coming creative talents.

Contestants submitted design portfolios and were judged by an elite panel of internationally known yacht designers including Andrew Winch, Dickie Bannenberg & Rob Humphreys.

“Being called on stage to accept the Young Designer of the Year Award was the most exciting moment of my life,” beamed Givens.  “It is truly astonishing to be starting out in this industry and have had the opportunity to attend such a prestigious event. The award, along with the entire experience, will be cherished.”

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Charteryachts Win Design Awards

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Photograph of CLOUD 9 yacht launch. She is a big white powerboat, at a dock, with streamers of flags going across her radar balls at the top of the yacht. There is a plume of colored smoke going across her bow. The colors are green, yellow, purple, and deep blue.
Charteryachts prove winners at Design Awards over private boats.

THE WINNERS

Elegant CMN Yacht CLOUD 9 was just one luxury yacht charter vessel to catch the attention of the judges at the recent ShowBoats Design Awards. Of the 10 winning private yacht entries, 6 are currently available for either Caribbean or Mediterranean yacht charter.  The newest and largest yachts in the rental marketplace improves every year, as owners push the design envelope to new heights. 
 

THE YACHT RENTAL AWARDS CEREMONY

The inaugural yacht awards ceremony took place in October at the exclusive Mar A Lago Club.  The facility is Donald Trump’s private club in Palm Beach, Florida. It was sponsored by ShowBoats International.   It began with a two-day Superyacht Design Symposium.  On the 3rd day, 350 guests enjoyed an evening of cocktails. The evening also featured a gala dinner and an awards ceremony honoring the yachting industry’s creative talents. Those talents included architects, designers, stylists, craftsmen, and innovators in yacht technologies.

ShowBoats Design Awards came about as a former part of the Boat International Media World Superyacht Awards.  They introduced a number of new categories. The jury included 4 superyacht owners, 2 naval architects, a senior yacht captain, an experienced yacht chef, and six design professionals with no links to the industry. The awards resulted from more than 200 yacht nominations. 

Joining the 60-meter charteryacht Cloud 9 on the winner’s stage were:

  • HURRICANE RUN – Best Interior Design: Displacement Motor Yacht
  • SLIPSTREAM –  along with sistership CLOUD 9 – Best Exterior Design & Styling: Motor Yacht
 

Photograph of profile of motoryacht at De Vries plant. Big white boat. Photo seems like black and white photography, but mostly because it is foggy and dark.

 

  • LIARA – Best Naval Architecture: Sailing Yacht
  • SYCARA IV – Best Naval Architecture: Motor Yacht
  • SALPERTON IV – Best Exterior Design & Styling: Sailing Yacht


THE NEXT AWARDS SHOW

The next yacht award event is the 2011 World Superyacht Awards, and it will be hosted by the editors of Boat International Media.  The awards honor the finest new vessels delivered to their owners in the past twelve months.  The award presented is The Neptune Award, or the “Oscar” of the megayacht industry.

The ceremony is scheduled for May 7, 2011, and it is attended by yacht owners from around the globe. Others who attend are influential players in the boating business.

CHARTERYACHT FINALISTS

62 finalists are in contention to receive a coveted Neptune Trophy, including the 56-meter Panthalassa and the 60-meter MARY JEAN II.

 

NOW IT IS YOUR TURN

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Motor Yacht SOLIS Open For Virgin Islands Yacht Charter – Christmas

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Photograph of motoryacht SOLIS at quarter profile. Hull is beige.  Superstructure is white.  Yacht is at anchor.

BAD NEWS / GOOD NEWS

The bad news: The popular Mulder yacht SOLIS is now booked for a New Year’s charter.

The good news: She is still open for Christmas and her owner has waived the 10-night minimum rental requirement, and will accept a 7-night reservation!

This 111 foot award-winning yacht has been extremely popular since her launch in 2015.  She offers accommodations for up to 8 passengers in 4 staterooms, and is operated by a talented crew of 6.

Photograph of the top deck of a motoryacht that has a hot tub and dining table.

 

 

WHY WE LIKE YACHT SOLIS

We often refer to this yacht as a floating Florida-style beach house. Her overall condition and appearance are summed up in one word – immaculate.  Whereas most Virgin Island luxury yacht charter vessels have one master stateroom, M/Y SOLIS has two!!!   One master is situated on the lower deck, featuring large windows with an outside view close to the water’s surface. The other master is forward on the main deck and boasts a large window, directly above the bed.  Imagine the view of the stars at night! The remaining two cabins are double beds, but can convert into twins.  How’s that for flexibility???

The spacious sun deck is arranged in two distinct areas: a shaded space, ideal for al fresco meals, and a large open-air sun pad area, with a Jacuzzi tub and bar.

 

QUICK FACTS

Winner of the World SuperYacht Awards 2016 (for yachts below 500GT)

Finalist in three categories for the ShowBoats Design Awards 2016

Winner of the Chef’s competition, MYBA Show 2016

Modern edge and classic details

Impressive dining room with balcony

Vast sunbathing area with Jacuzzi and bar

Spectacular views thanks to over-sized windows throughout

Excellent guests feedback

 

HOLIDAY RATE:

Motoryacht SOLIS is priced at $120,000/wk during the Christmas holiday period.  Can’t get away at Christmas? NO problem – pick an earlier date in December, or go in January when the crowds have gone home, and save $20,000! [$100,000/wk for non-holiday charter]

 

Are you ready to book your luxury yacht charter Virgin Islands vacation for the Christmas and Hanukkah holiday?  Contact us at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Yacht Awards for Charter Boats

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Yacht Awards location - aerial photograph of Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida

THE EVENT

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.

 

EVENT ATTENDANCE

Back of sailboat yacht under sail.  Boat has black hull, white superstructure, and white sails.
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.

Photograph of a neptune award statue.

 

 

AWARD WINNERS

Other charter yachts receiving honors included:

  • Motor yacht EXUMA – Best Exterior Design & Styling Award: Displacement Motor Yachts 100?-199?
  • Powerboat CALLIOPE – Best Exterior Design & Styling Award: Semi-displacement Motor Yachts
  • Superyacht BIG FISHNaval Architecture Award: Motor Yachts
  • Sail yacht KOKOMO – Naval Architecture Award: Sailing Yachts

 

 

ABOUT  YACHT AWARD WINNER, EXUMA

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,

Bow profile of yacht Exuma

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENT

“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.”

 

MOTORYACHT AWARD FOR PALLADIUM

Aerial photograph of motoryacht Palladium underway. The waves ripple underneath the yacht as she does a semicircle movement in the water

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.

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Many award-winning yachts are available for hire this winter
and spring in warm weather destinations, including Grand Bahama
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