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Winners: ISS Design & Leadership Awards 2017

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Last night at a gala dinner at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), the ISS announced the 2017 Design & Leadership Award Winners, recognizing superlative achievement across the yachting industry over the past year.

Winners are as follows: 




2017 Excellence in Innovation

2017 Business Person of the Year
Derek Munro, Superyacht Charities Foundation

2017 Distinguished Crew Award
Captain Marvin Wilson

2017 ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award
Loggerhead Marinelife Center

2017 Leadership Award
Andrew Winch, Winch Designs



Best Sail 24-40m : MY SONG

BalticYachts 39,62m/130’

Nauta Design

Reichel Pugh Yacht Design                               

     ISS My Song 

Best Sail 40m+: SYBARIS

Perini Navi 70m/229’8”

PH Design

Perini Navi/Philippe Briand


Best Refit : AQUILA

Pendennis 85,5m/280’11”

RWD/Susan Young Interiors

Pendennis Shipyard

     Aquila 2

Best Power 24-40m : JETSETTER

Dynamiq 38,6m/126’8”

Bannenberg & Rowell

Azur Naval Architects


Best Power 40-65m : CHASSEUR

Christensen Shipyards 48,77m/160’

Varo Interior Design

Christensen Shipyards


Best Power 65m+ : FAITH

Feadship 96,55m/316’10”

RWD/Chahan Interior Design

Feadship/Do Voogt NA


Best Interior : SYBARIS

Perini Navi 70m/229’8”

PH Design



About International Superyacht Society

Our mission is to ensure sustainability and excellence in the global superyachting industry. ISS was founded in 1989 and our mission is delivered through alliances worldwide with regional and functional associations, communicating issues affecting the marketplace, owners, crew and industry members. We recognise superlative achievement and provide educational opportunities and networking events. 

ISS is a member driven organization reliant on the volunteer work of board and regular members supported by our marketing and administrative staff. Our funding comes from memberships and sponsors enabling us to work on initiatives that benefit the large yacht industry as a whole.

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