WHO ARE THE 2022 WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS WINNERS?
By: Beatrice Chiardi
7th June, 2022
The winners of the 2022 World Superyacht Awards have been revealed!
Find here below the final winners of this year’s edition:
MOTOR YACHT OF THE YEAR: FEADSHIP 94M VIVA
- Naval architect: De Voogt Naval Architects
- Exterior design: Studio de Voogt & Azure Yacht Design
- Interior design: Peter Marino
M/Y VIVA has been revealed to be the final winner of the “best motor yacht of the year” by a large margin. VIVA showcases excellence in every aspect, starting from an attractive exterior design with superb deck spaces to an enviable beach club and a modern interior that connects with the outside through huge windows, plus a general arrangement plan entirely suited to the needs of the owner, guests and crew.
Furthermore, VIVA is a true masterpiece from a technical and operational standpoint, such as her sustainably–minded power and propulsion system, optimal technical areas, a practical tender garage, excellent living and working facilities for her crew, and a superlative quality of build.
SAILING OF THE YEAR: BALTIC YACHTS 36M PERSEVERANCE 1
- Naval architect: Dykstra Naval Architects
- Exterior design: Dykstra Naval Architects
- Interior design: deVosdeVries Design
The two finalists for the title of best 2022 sailing yachts were the 44-meter PATH (Baltic Yachts) and the 36-meter PERSEVERANCE 1 (Baltic Yachts).
Both yachts were conceived as fast cruisers with the aim of circumnavigating the globe in stages and, as their owners both invested a great deal of thought and experience into their designs, choosing the winner has not been easy. While PATH is an enviably well-built and designed cruiser/racer, PERSEVERANCE 1 has been nominated “Sailing Yacht of the Year”. This was due to the “keep it simple” approach to cruising remote areas as well as her attractive combination of traditional looks with exceptional sailing performance. Additionally, she was praised for her efficient diesel-electric propulsion system and well-integrated technology that takes her batteries to full charge in just 4.5 hours and permits eight to nine hours of silent running at anchor.
REFITTED YACHTS: LUSBEN 51M MASQUENADA
- Refit naval architect: Francesco Rogantin
- Refit exterior design: Nauta Design
- Refit interior design: Misa Poggi
The 51-meters MASQUENADA certainly caught the eyes of the judges.
In planning for a world cruise, her owner, Pieri Luigi Loro Piana, had originally commissioned the design of a 55- to 60-metre custom explorer with Nauta Design, but finding that the earliest delivery time did not meet his cruising plans, Nauta suggested the purchase of an existing, highly seaworthy vessel. This classically elegant explorer had initially been built in 2007 before being extensively refitted in 2018. Renamend MASQUENADA, she started her refit at Lusben Shipyard to the designs of Nauta and Misa Poggi to prepare her for a planned world cruise. The main deck aft has been redesigned as an outdoor lounge with a more intelligente and easier connection with the sea.Furthermore, the new crane was concealed beneath the deck, now reinforced for a seven-tonne helicopter, and the bridge and upper decks were lengthened by 1.5 metres to improve liveability. Accessibility to the main saloon was improved and upgrades were carried out in the master suite, while three new gensets were installed in the engine room, to reduce noise and vibration.
REBUILT YACHTS: DAMEN 89M HERE COMES THE SUN
- Rebuild naval architect: Damen Yachting & Azure Yacht Design
- Rebuild exterior design: Time Heywood
- Rebuild interior design: Winch Design
The standout winner for the Best Rebuilt Yacht has been HERE COMES THE SUN, a 89-metre motor yacht built by Amels (Damen Yachting) and rebuilt by the same shipyard. The owner is fascinated by the Damen Yachting shipyard and his intent for the rebuild was to maintain the relevance of its facilities to his family, which spans three generations. This meant to acquire additional length, but without eliminating the original interior by Winch Design. Besides gaining additional meters in length, two splendid VIP cabins were added, with new balconies accessed through curved sliding doors; the bulwarks were lowered; a seven-metre swimming pool with twin swim-jets inserted flush with the main deck aft was installed; a helideck was added to the sundeck; the beach club was reworked; the master suite remodelled with a new open-plan bath and dressing room; the crew mess and lounge were revised; tenders and toys replaced; and the whole yacht had a stunning new paint job. Meeting all the owner’s requests in stylish fashion, HERE COME THE SUN appeared to be the most exceptional rebuilt, where the requested additional length perfectly blends with her lines, in perfect harmony with the extreme elegance of the yacht.
JUDGES’S SPECIAL AWARD: RAMAGE & FERGUSON 50M KALIZMA