Yachts named at World Superyacht Awards

May 7, 2013 by Guest Writer

The 47m M/Y Loretta Anna won Motor Yacht of the Year in the eighth annual World Superyacht Awards over the weekend. Designed by Dubois Naval Architects and built by Alloy Yachts, Loretta Anne has an interior by Donald Starkey Designs.


The 37m S/Y Pumula won Sailing Yacht of the Year. Designed by Dykstra Naval Architects and built by Royal Huisman, the yacht has an interior by Rhoades Young Design.


Other motor yachts honored were the 34m M/Y Only Now built by Tansu Yachts in the category of two deck semi-displacement or planing motor yachts. Winner among tri-decks was M/Y Imperial Princess, a 40m yacht built by Princess Yachts.


Among displacement motor yachts below 500 tons was M/Y Lady Petra, a 47m Heesen. The 77m M/Y Smeralda built by Hanseatic Marine Engineering won among displacement motor yachts up to 1,300 tons, and the 73.5m M/Y Mogambo built by Nobiskrug won for displacement yachts 1,300 tons and larger.


Other sailing yachts honored were the 40m S/Y Rainbow built by Holland Jachtbouw for yachts larger than 39m. S/Y Pumula won for yacht 30-39m.


The Voyager’s Award was presented to the owners of the 37m expedition yacht M/Y Marama for a three-month 3,200nm voyage last summer in Alaska.


The Legacy Award was awarded to Tom Perkins for his lifetime services to yachting and, in particular, the development of S/Y Maltese Falcon.


The Quality and Value Award was given to the 72.6m M/Y Vicky built by Proteksan-Turquoise Yachts.


The best Rebuilt Motor Yacht honor was given to M/Y A2, a 47m Feadship rebuilt at the Pendennis yard.


The best Refitted Motor Yacht was M/Y Faith, a 62m Feadship refit by Compositeworks.


And the best Refitted Sailing Yacht was S/Y Endeavour, a 39.6m built by Camper & Nicholsons and refit by Yachting Developments.


The World Superyacht Awards are produced by Boat International Media and were held in Turkey on May 4.