This month in Istanbul, among a heady collection of outrageously luxurious yachts and extraordinary designs, several sailing yachts received awards in the 2013 Superyacht Awards. The event was a glamorous event in true superyacht style, held at the Ciragan Palace Hotel Kempinski.
2013 Superyacht Awards at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel in Istanbul
It was significant that Dykstra Naval Architects won no less than four of the awards.
Best sailing yacht of the year:
Dykstra Naval Architects has won ‘Sailing Yacht of the Year’ and ‘Best Sailing yacht in the 30m – 39m size range’ for the 37,3 m classic sailing yacht 'Pumula', Naval architecture and exterior styling by Dykstra Naval Architects, Interior by Rhoades Young design and built by Royal Huisman.
Hoek Design Naval Architects won the Judges' Commendation award for Simba, Length: 32.89m, built by Proteksan-Turquoise Yachts. The exterior and interior styling were also done by Hoek
Special Award for Catamarans:
Warwick Yacht Design won the special award for catamarans with their 30.49m Quintessential. She was built by Yachting Developments. The exterior styling was also by Warwick and the interior designer was Redman Whiteley Dixon
Special Award for Performance:
Judel/Vrolijk under Wally Cento design box rule won the special award for performance with Hamilton at 30.38m. The builder was Green Marine, the exterior stylist Design Unlimited & Monk Design, and the interior designer Design Unlimited
Best sailing yacht in the 39m+ range:
J Class superyacht 'Rainbow' won the ‘Best Sailing yacht in the 39m+ range’, Naval Architecture and exterior styling by Dykstra Naval Architects, Interior by deVosdeVries design/Dykstra Naval Architects and built by Holland Jachtbouw.
Best Refitted sailing yacht:
The Award for Best refitted Sailing yacht went to J Class charter yacht 'Endeavour', Naval Architecture on the refit by Dykstra Naval Architects, exterior styling by Jon Barrett Associates and interior design by John Munford/Adam Lay Studio.
The Legacy Award:
Tom Perkins received the Legacy Award for his achievements, one of them was building charter yacht 'Maltese Falcon', with naval architecture again by Dykstra Naval Architects.