The 27th annual ISS Design and Leadership Awards will take place on Wednesday, November 1st at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.
Nominations in the yachting category were made by yacht builders, designers, and refit yards, honoring exceptional custom built vessels that were completed, launched, and delivered between May 1st and April 30th of 2017.
The categories are as follows:
Sail 40 M +
Best Interior – Power or Sail
Best Refit – Power or Sail
Many other prestigious awards are also on the evening agenda. The ISS Leadership Award honors an individual or company whose dedication to the superyacht industry has contributed to the community's growth. The winner is chosen by previous recipients of the award and is sponsored by the Robb Report.
The Innovation Award is open to every aspect of the yachting industry. Nominations in the past have come from the diverse fields of tech, environmental innovation, and crew training. The prize will go to that individual or business who has showed innovation in their work throughout the previous year.
The evening will also include the presentation of the Person or Business of the Year Award and the Distinguished Crew Award. And finally, the ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award will be given to one of five finalists who have shown environmental leadership and commitment to oceanic conservation and preservation.
"The integration of environmental technologies and resource management with the goal of setting achievable standards and models for wide adaptation in the design, engineering and building of large yachts - and the use of the Earth’s waterways - are essential criteria." Fabien Cousteau himself takes an active role in evaluating the nominees and also choosing the final winner.
Dinner, dancing and cigar bar: 9.30pm
Dress: Black & White Affair - black tie optional
Reservations for the Gala must be made by Wednesday, October 25th.
Click here to buy tickets.
And please consider making a donaton towards the relief effort in the Caribbean via Superyacht Aid Coalition & Yacht Aid Global.