The winners of the World Superyachts Awards 2015 have been revealed in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The gala evening attracted the leading superyacht designers, builders and industry members as well as yacht owners. Top accolades went to "Grace E" as Motor Yacht of the Year while "WinWin" took Sailing Yacht of the Year.
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.
The World Superyachts were conceived back in 2005 as a totally impartial and truly credible set of awards to recognise the very best superyachts of each year. The premier awards show in the yachting industry, winners are determined through a totally impartial jury processed, judged by current or former superyacht owners.
Over the past decade,129 highly coveted Neptune trophies have been handed out. Impressive – but not as jaw-dropping as the miles travelled by the highly regarded panel of judges.
“They don’t get paid, there’s few enough perks, and we interrupt their already crowded schedules with plenty of homework for meetings that require a good deal of reading and consideration. Then we ask them to fly all over the world to visit boats, sometimes in very inaccessible places,” says Roger Lean-Vercoe, chairman of the World Superyacht Awards 2015 jury.