Each year during FLIBS, the superyacht community comes together to celebrate its achievements at the ISS Design and Leadership Awards Gala. Created in 1990 by the International Superyacht Society, the ISS awards recognize outstanding achievements in construction and design of superyachts above 24m.
This year the event was filmed for the first time by Between Two Yeti’s, going behind the scenes and teaming up with Ken Hickling to work the crowd and meet the winners and sponsors.
Here’s the order of play:
1:56 Bob Saxon - Welcome and Introduction
6:29 Joe Purtell - Out Going Judges
10:34 Christina Norris and Ken Hickling - Take the stage
13:14 Glen Allen of Fleet Miami presents Best Power 24 - 40m
18:21 Kaj van Alem of Awlgrip presents Best Power 40 - 65m
23:58 Jonathan Beckett of Burgess presents Best Power 65m+
29;16 John Venables of Naiad Dynamics presents Technical Award
35:02 Ole-Kristian Sivertsen of Priva presents Business Person of the Year
40:42 Gary Groenewold of Westrec Marina’s presents The Distinguished Crew Award
45:09 Katie Ross of Quantum Marine presents the Artisan Award
51:08 Kristen Klein of Northrop and Johnson presents Best Sail 24 – 40m
53:39 Melissa Orlick of IsoTropic Networks presents Best Sail 40m+
55:52 Bob Saxon on Behalf of Informa presents Best Refit
59:50 Joel Walton of Cayman Registry and Erik Schiffezbian of WMG present PYC Recognition Award
1:04:36 Erin Ackor of Moore & Co presents Best Interior
1:06:55 Iris Bosschaart of Oceanco and Fabien Cousteau presents the Fabien Cousteau Blue Award
1:15:35 Jody Dunowitz of the Robb Report presents the Leadership Award
1:27:47 Bob Saxon & Michael Moore present Presidents Award to AJ Anderson
1:32:31 Closing Remarks and Credits
In the words of founder, Lee Savage, “Like all the best things in life - this all started by accident.” Talking with friends about how they got started in the marine industry sparked the idea to tell their stories, one person and one company at a time. Between Two Yeti’s now travels the world speaking with key people in the yachting industry to find out who they are and what makes them tick.
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