The 2015 World Superyacht awardn winners were recently announced. Get ready for being amazed. Luxury Yachts team is about to show tyou the best superyachts of 2015. An annual ceremony organised by Boat International, the World Superyacht Awards commend the best motor and sailing yachts in the world. Among the industry’s most significant honours, prizes are chosen by jurors who visit each vessel and assess yachts in a variety of ways. This gallery shows the 2015 winners, named over the weekend at a gala in Amsterdam.
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Motor yacht of the year: Grace E
The judges’ overwhelming favourite in this category, the 73-metre Grace E features a range of spa and wellbeing facilities, including a sauna, beauty salon and hydrotherapy bath.
Displacement motor yacht of 1,300GT to 2,999GT of 75m and above: Kismet
Judges considered this perhaps the most difficult class to judge, but chose 95.2-metre Kismet in response to its impeccable construction, appealing design, inviting deck areas and stylish interiors.
Displacement motor yacht of 1,300FT to 2,999GT of below 75m: Grace E
Another win for Grace E, which impressed here due to its good looks and relatively economic fuel consumption.
Displacement motor yacht of 500GT to 1,299GT: MySky
Heesen Yachts’ MySky was the winner here
Displacement motor yacht of below 500GT of 44m and above: Elena
By Heesen Yachts, 46.7-metre Elena impressed with its attractive appearance and particularly welcoming living areas, as well as the impressive living spaces that are provided for crew.
Displacement motor yacht of below 500GT of 30m to 43.99m: Onika
Considered by judges to be a superbly built yacht with an elegant, stately appearance, 40.5-metre Onika was the winner here
Semi-displacement or planing two-deck motor yacht of 38m and above: Como
This impressive yacht can reach a top speed of 19 knots, and can travel up to 4,500 miles when at its economic cruising speed of 14 knots
Semi-displacement or planing two-deck motor yacht of 30m to 37.99m: NoNo
The 37.3-metre NoNo garnered praise for its efficient design, with large external areas serving as generous relaxation areas and the cosier interior spaces drawing in masses of light through large windows.
Legacy Award: Lord Irvine Laidlaw
Yacht owner Lord Irvine Laidlaw received this award for his decades-long commitment to sailboat racing and motor yachting
Semi-displacement or planing three-deck motor yacht of above 40m: Polaris
Despite being weighted down with nine tonnes of marble, 49-metre Polaris can still reach top speeds of 24 knots.
Semi-displacement or planing three-deck motor yacht of 30m to 40m: So’Mar
The 37.9m So’Mar impressed due to its modern silhouette, practical layout and inviting ambience.
Sailing yacht of 45m and above: Wisp
Considered by judges to be the epitome of the modern classic sailing yacht, 47.6-metre Wisp has also proven its ability in another competition. It was one of the winners in this year’s Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous.
Sailing yacht of 30m to 44.99m: WinWin
Another victory for WinWin, which this time drew praise for its considerations towards both comfort and safety.
Refitted yacht: Alumerica and Amore Mio 2
This category commends yachts which have undergone significant cosmetic work. Unusually both 37.9-metre Alumercia (shown here) and the 52-metre Amore Mio 2 received exactly the same mark from the jury and so are joint winners.
Rebuilt yacht: Ancallia
Awarded to vessels that have undergone extensive structural upgrades, the “rebuilt yacht” category was this year won by 45.8-metre Ancallia. It was entirely gutted and stripped to its metal skeleton before receiving new machinery and completely new interiors.
Quality and value: Farfalla
Built by South Africa’s Southern Wind, new 31.8-metre Farfalla was considered a particularly attractively priced yacht given its smart looks and impressive performance abilities.