OCEANCO WIN COVETED AWARDS AT 2019 WORLD SUPERYACHTS AWARD
It is an event that yacht enthusiasts, yacht builders and owners wait all year for - The annual edition of BOAT Internationals World Superyacht Awards
This year marked the 14th annual event held in association with Oyster Yachts it recognizes the remarkable ingenuity and innovation demanded by the design, engineering and construction of the world’s finest luxury yachts. Attended by the elite of the superyacht world, owners and industry leaders it is an event not to be missed.
With hundreds of guests in attendance at the elegant riverside location of Old Billingsgate in London there was a total of 58 nominations across 16 categories considered to receive a coveted Neptune award.
Presided over by an expert panel of judges, boat builders Oceanco took home four statuettes here we list the big winners of the event
Dutch builders Oceanco won big with S/Y Black Pearl and M/Y DAR — Black Pearl was awarded the 'Best Sailing Yacht Overall' and DAR won the 'Best Displacement Motor Yacht 2,000 GT and Above' award as well as the coveted 'Best Motor Yacht of the Year' award
Black Pearl, measuring 106.7-meters in length, is not only the world's largest private sailing yacht, she also has many unique and innovative features such as a state- of –the- art Dynarig sailing system, single- level engine room, and a hybrid propulsion installation with a high capacity battery bank allowing for a regeneration mode when under sail. With Exterior Design by Ken Freivokh and Nuvolari Lenard, Interior Design by Gerard Villate and Nuvolari Lenard and naval architecture by Dykstra Naval Architects/ Oceanco, Black Pearl is both stunningly beautiful and a technological tour de force.
The 90-meter motoryacht DAR, with edgy exterior styling by DeBasto Design has an unprecedented —nearly 24 tons and 400m2 of exterior glass. Her detailed interior by Nuvolari Lenard works well with the exterior by taking advantage of the extraordinary floor-to-ceiling views from nearly everywhere on board. In addition to head-turning aesthetics and advanced technology, DAR is the first yacht to ever achieve the Lloyd's Integrated Bridge System (IBS) notation.
Full list of winners:
Motor Yacht of the Year: DAR (Oceanco)
Sailing Yacht of the Year: Black Pearl (Oceanco)
Voyager's Award: Rosehearty (Perini Navi)
Converted Yachts: Dream (Halic Shipyard, conversion: Olympic Yacht Services)
Rebuilt Yachts: Haida 1929 (Krupp Germaniawerft, rebuild: Pendennis)
Refitted Yachts: G2 (Vitters, refit: Pendennis)
Sailing Yachts 30m to 59.9m: Vijonara (Pendennis)
Sailing Yachts 60m and Above: Black Pearl (Oceanco)
Semi-Displacement / Planing Motor Yachts 30m to 32.9m: RJ (Arcadia Yachts)
Semi-Displacement / Planing Motor Yachts 33m to 39.9m: Brigadoon (Moonen Yachts)
Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 40m and Above: Utopia IV (Rossinavi)
Displacement Motor Yachts Below 299GT: Mimi La Sardine (Cantiere delle Marche)
Displacement Motor Yachts Between 300GT and 499GT - 30m to 47.9m: Viatoris (Conrad Shipyard)
Displacement Motor Yachts Between 300GT and 499GT - 48m and Above: Cecilia (Wider)
Displacement Motor Yachts between 500GT and 1,999GT: Spectre (Benetti)
Displacement Motor Yachts 2,000GT and Above: DAR (Oceanco)
Judges' Commendation: Elandess (Abeking & Rasmussen) Judges' Commendation: White Rabbit (Echo Yachts)