This past Tuesday evening, October 25th, at the exclusive Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, the winners of the 2011 ShowBoats Design Awards were announced. For the second year in a row, several mega yacht charter vessels proved popular with the judges and edged out private yachts for awards in design excellence.
A VIP audience of superyacht owners and the industry’s leading creative talents were on hand to see the 188ft sail yacht TWIZZLE, a luxury sailing charter vessel, declared the winner in the 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:
â— Motor yacht EXUMA – Best Exterior Design & Styling Award: Displacement Motor Yachts 100′-199′
â— Motor yacht CALLIOPE – Best Exterior Design & Styling Award: Semi-displacement Motor Yachts
â— Motor yacht BIG FISH – Naval Architecture Award: Motor Yachts
â— Sail yacht KOKOMO – Naval Architecture Award: Sailing Yachts
Motor yacht EXUMA , the 264′ yacht built by the Perini Navi Group and Picchiotti, and featuring exterior styling by Vitruvius Ltd and naval architect Philippe Briand, was also recognized with an Environmental Protection Award.
"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 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 were by no means shut out of the awards. The 312ft Blohm & Voss motor yacht PALLADIUM was the evening’s biggest winner, as designers Mick Leach and Mark Smith took home four Neptune Awards for 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 SailAway yacht charter destination pros at http://www.1800sailaway.com/contact_us.html for further details.
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