International Superyacht Society’s 2014 Design and Leadership Awards Gala
Date(s) - Nov 4, 2014
International Superyacht Society’s Design and Leadership Awards Gala, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Ft. Lauderdale.
In 1991, The Superyacht Society (SYS) held its first Gala to fete the finest in yacht design. In 2015, the International Superyacht Society (ISS) holds our 25th Gala celebrating Yacht Design and Leadership.
Over these 25 years, custom superyachts of every description have been nominated and revered. It’s also become clear that in our unique business—with a clientele envied by most other industries—recognizing extraordinary and innovative talent from crew to corner office is integral to exulting the way we approach the marketplace.
The ISS Leadership Award and Awards of Distinction—Distinguished Crew Award, Excellence in Innovation, Business (Person) of the Year, ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award—are widely considered the epitome of hard work, governance and forward-thinking. Nominees for the Awards of Distinction—an honor in and of itself—come from the industry at large while the Leadership Award is bestowed by those so named before.
From the initial Gala, sponsors have fundamentally made the celebration happen. The very first Gala was the organized and supported by Kaye Pearson, Andrew Doole and Show Management with strong support by Interlux/International Paint and the hard work of first president Bob Saxon and an iconic advisory board which included Richard Hein, Terry
Disdale, Peter Insull, Jimmy Merrill, Ken Denison, Herman Schaedla, Ray Carrell and more.
Dubbed the “Academy Awards” for the large custom yacht industry, to this day, the Gala continues as
the networking party of the year. In the early years, 400+ attended. Today, 400+ attend.
Now held at the elegant Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the evening features cocktails, theatre
seating, dinner, after dinner drinks, desserts and Cigar Bar. A group of volunteers (representing every aspect of the
business) works tirelessly throughout the year to enhance the event while managing its every aspect from stage props to menu choices and entertainment.
Join us for our 25th—Silvery Moon!
4 November 2015. 6:00 pm until the Party’s over.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
The Awards Ceremony Commences at 7:30. Dinner will follow.For tickets, visit www.shop.superyachtsociety.org.