The winners of the World Superyacht Awards 2017 were announced in Florence on Sunday evening. A total of 17 Neptunes were awarded to 15 yachts, including one adventurous owner and one luminary owner with a further seven yachts receiving Commendations and
Judges' Special Awards, beautifully designed and crafted by Lasvit.
The World Superyacht Awards celebrates the finest sail and motor superyachts delivered in the last year, and recognizes the owner that has made the most extensive use of their superyacht with the Voyager’s Award.
While the three finalists had all undertaken remarkable voyages, it was the 49m superyacht Glaze that took the prize following her owner’s action-packed cruise along North West Australia, venturing to the remote and spectacular Kimberleys.
Motor Yacht of the Year goes to Dilbar (156m)
The Motor Yacht of the Year Award, which recognises the best motor yacht delivered in 2016, is selected from the winners in the motor yacht categories by a panel of judges and this year's winner was Lürssen's superyacht Dilbar. One of the most complex and challenging yachts ever built, the judges described her as the most spectacular yacht they had ever seen, making her the clear winner for this year's award.
Sailing Yacht of the Year was won by Sybaris (70m)
The Legacy Award was presented by Dr. Klaas Spethmann to the highly experienced yacht owner Alex Dreyfoos in recognition of his contribution to luxury yachting and oceanic research.
The Neptune for Best Rebuilt Yacht went to Legend, formerly a Russian tug, now transformed into a luxurious motor yacht capable of exploring high latitudes.
The World Superyacht Awards were held in Florence for the second time in its 12 year history, amidst a packed program of cultural tours and social events, including the finalist cocktail party at Societa’ Canottieri Firenze, the gala dinner and after party at the Palazzo Vecchio and Sunday Brunch at the Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Winery.