LURSSEN’S 156M Dilbar was the big winner at the 12th World Superyacht Awards in Florence where the 15,917gt German giant was named Motor Yacht of the Year, an award contested by winners of the other motor yacht categories.
The 512ft megayacht had earlier won the Displacement Motoryacht 3,000GT and Above category. Lurssen was responsible for its naval architecture, Espen Oeino International designed the exterior, while Winch Design created the interior.
Comments from the judges included “one of the most complex and challenging yachts to be built”, “the most spectacular yacht we had ever seen” and “a clear winner of this prestigious award”.
The 70m Sybaris designed by naval architect Philippe Briand and built by Italy’s Perini Navi won Sailing Yacht of the Year, having also won the Sailing Yacht 40m and Above category.
The judging panel concluded: “Sybaris not only impressed the judges with its sailing ability – particularly in light airs when many yachts of this size resort to mechanical power – but also in the yacht’s supreme comfort and optimum division of internal volume that entirely suits the owner’s needs. Beautiful, capable, comfortable and technically advanced, this is a yacht that was considered supreme for its purpose.”
Among the 20 awards, Botti by Monte Carlo Yachts won the Semi-Displacement or Planing motor yacht 30-33.9m category, where it was up against two other MCY 105s – Serendipity and Dolce Vita – and four other nominees.
Carla Demaria, President of Monte Carlo Yachts, said: “We couldn’t be happier to win this award as we faced some stiff competition in the category. To be picked by the exclusive panel, combined with how positively the MCY 105 was received by our customers, demonstrates once again that we are taking the product in the right direction.”
The second hull of Sanlorenzo’s 460Exp line, X, won the Displacement Motor Yachts Below 500GT (30m-42.9m). The World Superyacht Awards are organised by Boat International Media.