sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Fitzroy Yachts NZ triumphs at the World Superyacht Awards

Fitzroy Yachts NZ triumphs at the World Superyacht Awards

'Zefira, the pride of Fitzroy Yachts.'    Fitzroy Yachts

Fitzroy Yachts have enjoyed a very successful night at the sixth annual World Superyacht Awards, taking out two Neptune Awards for the superlative sailing superyacht, Zefira.

On 7th May 2011, the superyacht industry’s finest gathered in the magnificent surroundings of London’s Guildhall for the most glamorous and anticipated event in the yachting calendar – the sixth annual World Superyacht Awards.

Combining a glittering awards ceremony with a gala dinner and dance, the Awards – dubbed the 'Oscars' of the superyacht world – were attended by an more than 500 superyacht owners from around the globe and the most influential players in the superyacht industry.

Zefira, built by Fitzroy Yachts, received not one but two prized silver Neptunes for ‘Best Sailing Yacht in 45m+ category’ and ‘Sailing Yacht of the Year’.

Zefira’s European owner’s had a dream to create not only a world-class yacht, but a work of art. Their courage, passion and vision, together with a world renowned team including Dubois Naval Architects, Remi Tessier, and Fitzroy Yachts have created a true masterpiece that has now been recognised as one of the great superyachts of the world.

The Dubois designed vessel was built to exceptional quality levels which continue the yards reputation for building award winning superyachts. Powered by a Caterpillar C32 1450 bhp main engine and a Hundested variable pitch propeller, the propulsion system provides long range motor sailing abilities. The 56 meter ‘light weight’ carbon fiber sailing rig was supplied by Southern Spars, and the sails inventory provided by North Sails.

Nineteen coveted Neptune Awards, three Chihuly artworks designed especially for the occasion and five Judges’ Commendation prizes by Baccarat were awarded to the winners on the night.

The night’s big winners were:

Motor Yacht of the Year, sponsored by Camper & Nicholsons International, went jointly to 162.50m Eclipse, by Blohm and Voss and styled by Terence Disdale Design and 50m Exuma, built by Pichiotti/Perini Navi and designed by Philippe Briand.

Sailing Yacht of the Year, sponsored by Dream Ship Victory, went to 49.70m Zefira, built by Fitzroy Yachts and designed by Dubois Naval Architects.

The Voyager’s Award, sponsored by Porto Montenegro, was awarded to the owners of the 46m expedition yacht Dione Sky, whose route drew a figure of eight around both North and South America and crossed both the Arctic and Antarctic Circles.

The Legacy Award was presented to Elizabeth E. Meyer, for her instrumental role in the restoration of the J-Class Yachts, beginning with her own 130-foot sloop Endeavour in 1983, and the founding of the International Yacht Restoration Society (IYRS) in 1993.

More at http://worldsuperyachtawards.com/ and www.fitzroyyachts.com




by Media Services

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=83316

3:05 AM Tue 10 May 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


News - USA and the World

















470 Men and Women Worlds - Champions decided in Santander by International 470 Class Association,
















































Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,


ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander - Double French RS:X gold
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sailing Energy
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Finn leaders emerge from shifty Santander breeze
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - RS:X winner images by Barbara Sanchez
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 470 spots awarded
52 Super Series 2015 - Outlook looks hot for the 52 Super Series
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - Another early start on day 4
ISAF Sailing World - First entry leaves sailor's reputation in tatters
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Four go through to quarter finals
470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard
ISAF Sailing World Champ - Buckingham finishes with career-best result
America's Cup: Oracle's Larry Ellison to step down as CEO
Classic Yacht Regatta - Sonny takes top classic prize
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham finishes with career best
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 RS:X spots claimed
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Leaderboards shaping up in Santander + Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Giles Scott continues to extend lead
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 7 images by Sailing Energy
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Laser and Radial winner images by Jesus Renedo
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Medal Race images by Sail-World.com
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Dutch dominate Laser and Radial in Santander   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing more than doubles overall lead   
J/24 World Championship - Excitement builds for Newport racing   
Volvo Ocean Race - Seb Marsset joins Team Alvimedica   
Fall Seamanship training opportunities at New York Yacht Club   
Rolex Big Boat Series: More images from San Francisco - Final Day   
AWT Hatteras Wave Jam action commences on day 3   
Rolex Big Boat Series: Images from San Francisco - Final Day   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here   
Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and Pan Am Games qualifier   
ISAF Sailing World Championship - Videos from Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds: Buckingham into Medal Race, 470's stay consistent   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Defending champion on top   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Big breeze on day 6 + Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham into Laser Medal Race   
U.S. Multihull Championship - Hobie Alter Trophy to be decided   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - The kind of form most sailors only dream about   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing ahead of target   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT