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2013 World Superyacht Award Winners

6th May 2013

On May 4th 2013, at the magnificent surroundings of the Çırağan Palace Kempinski, the eighth World Superyacht Awards presented the fine winners of the seventeen Neptune trophies and three Commendation prizes to the world.

In what has become a true highlight in the yachting calendar and attended by the most influential players in the superyacht industry, yacht owners, brokers, guests, friends and family, gathered at the prestigious annual gala dinner where British newsreader and tv presenter, Natasha Kaplinsky, presented the beautiful sailing yacht crystal recommendations to a selection of the finest sail and motor yachts delivered in 2012.

Among the winners, the highly anticipated 40m Imperial Princess, currently represented for sale by Camper & Nicholsons, was awarded a silver Neptune award in the Three Deck Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts category. Tim Langmead, Camper & Nicholsons broker for Imperial Princess was delighted about the news: “With Imperial Princess being a first in her series, it is an absolute delight to see her win. She is built to impressively high standards, with beautiful interiors and attractive exteriors. For the Judges to acknowledge this is wonderful.”

In the Motor Yacht of the Year category sponsored by Camper & Nicholsons, Loretta Anne walked away with first prize. In the Displacement Motor Yacht of Below 500GT category, the prize went to Lady Petra and Judge’s Commendation for Most Innovative Design to Adastra. Two Deck Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts category saw Only Now win and Koji receive the Judges’ Commendation for Performance and Design. Displacement Motor Yacht of 500GT to 1,299GT winner was Smeralda and Displacement Motor Yacht of 1,300GT and Above to Mogambo.

In the sailing yacht category, Pumula won both Sailing Yacht of the Year and Sailing Yacht in 30m to 39m size range together with Simba. Hamilton was awarded the Judges’ Special Award for Performance and Quintessential picked up the Judges’ Special Award for Catamarans. In the 39m+ Sailing Yacht category, Rainbow was the winner.

Last but not least, in the Other Awards categories, Vicky won the Quality and Value Award, A2 the Rebuilt Motor Yacht Award, Faith the Refitted Motor Yacht Award, Endeavour the Refitted Sailing Yacht Award, Marama the Voyager’s Award and Mr. Tom Perkins the coveted Legacy Award for his achievements in his long standing career in yachting with particular emphasis on his contribution in the build of the revolutionary Maltese Falcon.

For more information about this year’s winners, the finalists or the award ceremony, please contact your Camper & Nicholsons broker.

by Camper Nicholsons

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“With Imperial Princess being a first in her series, it is an absolute delight to see her win. She is built to impressively high standards, with beautiful interiors and attractive exteriors. For the judges to acknowledge this, is wonderful.”

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