Boat International Media are proud to announce that the stunning city of Florence, Italy has been chosen to host the eleventh annual Superyacht Awards gala evening on Saturday 14 May 2016.
Considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, the city is known for its culture, architecture, Renaissance art and monuments. Whether passing the time away in captivating art galleries or strolling from one enchanting palazzo to another, Florence is a breath-taking city to explore.
Tony Harris, President of Boat International Media said, "We are delighted to announce our partnership with Florence as host city of the World Superyacht Awards in 2016. The culture and history of Florence is unique and the region of Tuscany is not only home to some of the best superyacht builders in the world but also many of the leading design-led global luxury brands making this the perfect destination for The World Superyacht Awards".
Established in 2005, the World Superyacht Awards are the most coveted trophies in the superyacht industry and recognise the ingenuity and innovation demanded by the construction of the world’s finest luxury yachts. With the support of Navigo, Tuscany’s largest network of yachting industry companies; the 2016 awards relocate to one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
Navigo represents some of the Italian excellence builders who are ready to show the superyacht industry their expertise. Boat International Media is proud to partner with Italian yards Benetti, CRN, Mondomarine, Perini Navi, Rossinavi, Sanlorenzo and VSY, which are all valuable supporters of this year’s Awards.
Nominations now open
Nominations for the 2016 World Superyacht Awards are now open. Full details concerning the award categories and the rules and entry requirements are available to view on the World Superyacht Awards website.
Nominations close on 29 November, 2015. To qualify, all yachts must be over 30 metres in length and have been delivered to their owners between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2015.
Following the close of nominations, an entirely independent jury of current and former superyacht owners will reduce the nominees to a list of outstanding finalists which will be announced in January 2016. The judges then aim to make personal visits to each of the finalist vessels before the Judge’s Meeting in March, where the winners will be decided.
We are anticipating high demand for tickets this year. The gala evening will be complemented by an additional social programme taking place across the weekend, including a welcome cocktail reception on Friday 13 May.
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to attend the gala evening and be sure to make your table applications promptly to avoid disappointment.
Priority will be given to superyacht owners and the teams involved with finalist yachts and tables are not confirmed until payment has been received.
For more information, please visit www.worldsuperyachtawards.com or contact: