The World Yachts Trophies gala dinner organized by SG Publications, the publisher of magazines Yachts France, Yachts Italia and Yachts Europe rewards the best motor boats and yachts from 13 to 140 meters launched during the year. Around thirty trophies are awarded during the Gala dinner, followed by the legendary and unique Yachts Parade, a night ballet of the most beautiful yachts in the bay of Cannes, France.
The gala evening on September 11 was a milestone for Azimut|Benetti Group, Ferretti Group and Sunseeker. These yachting powerhouses have won some of the top awards at the World Yachts Trophies 2021. During the event, which was held as it is every year in Cannes with about 700 guests, 30 awards were made to winners chosen from 69 finalists.
Sunseeker International announced an incredible trio of wins at the World Yachts Trophies 2021 by Yachts France Magazine for three of its latest models.
The Sunseeker 65 Sport yacht won the award for the Best Exterior Design in the 64′ – 80′ category, the Sunseeker 88 yacht won the award for the Best Exterior Design in the 80′ – 98′ category and the Sunseeker 90 Ocean won the award for the Best Layout in the 80′ – 98′ category.
“The influential awards we see today, are a result of the journey we started decades ago via the team that John Braithwaite built. Whilst the talented group of over 100 designers and engineers has grown over the years, there is continuity in our design language that John was so influential in developing. To win not one, but three awards, is an incredible achievement for the company. These fantastic new models have been justifiably recognised for their remarkable features, innovation, cutting-edge design and technical excellence. This is the culmination of a great deal of hard work, talent and passion by the entire workforce; the credit rests with each and every one of them. These three cutting-edge yachts are part of the ‘Sunseeker Famous Five’ that the company launched earlier in the year and are now receiving critical acclaim and sales the world over as they make numerous show debuts”. – Andrea Frabetti, CEO of Sunseeker International.
At the World Yachts Trophies 2021, the prestigious yachting season Event organized by SG Publications, Ferretti Group won four prizes.
Custom Line Navetta 30 yacht and Ferretti Yachts 1000 won in the “Best Layout” category, Pershing 6X boat in the “Best Exterior Design” and Wally WHY200 in the “Most Avant-Garde” yachts categories.
Ferretti Group was presented with four prizes that reward the perfection of style and design embodied by the prestigious new yachts models presented at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2021. The unmistakable Italian style and many new design and technological features gave the Group’s boats a resounding victory. Ferretti Group’s unique portfolio of prestigious and exclusive brands includes Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing, Itama, CRN, Custom Line and Wally.
Here are the yachting Awards assigned to each boat:
– Ferretti Yachts 1000 and Custom Line Navetta 30: Best Layout Trophy, both in the 64 to 80- foot category (19.50-24 meters);
– Pershing 6X: Best Exterior Design Trophy, 45 to 64 foot-category (13,70-19,50 meters);
– Wally WHY200: Best Avant-Garde Trophy, 80 to 98-foot category (24-30 meters).
“These awards confirm the leadership of Ferretti Group, which was able to keep its vision alive and is now rewarded with some of the most sought-after prizes in the industry, confirming its clear leadership in terms of both aesthetics and innovation. After the record-breaking results reported for the first half of the year, Ferretti Group continues to grow with many important novelties in the coming months.” – Ferretti Group said in a statement.
Azimut|Benetti Group won six awards at the World Yacht Trophies 2021.
Azimut|Benetti Group continues year after years to see a rise in the number of awards received by its fleet.
In the 45 to 64-foot (13.70 to 19.50-meter) category, Azimut 53 Fly yacht won the Best Interior Design award. Designed to offer a family the chance to organize long stays on board in complete comfort, not least because of a significant increase in both the space on board and its perception, the Azimut 53 Fly stands out for a day area laid out almost entirely on the same level, with the galley and the living area separated by a difference in height of just 25 centimeters, and for the great sense of airiness and freedom of movement this brings, which is enhanced by side windows that run uninterrupted right up to the windshield. The night area is also very generously sized, featuring a spacious owner’s suite midships and a particularly roomy VIP cabin offering much more storage space and distance between the bed and the bulkhead than the market average.
In the 64 to 80-foot (19.50 to 24-meter) category, Azimut 68 Fly yacht won the Best Layout award. Making her world debut at Cannes and designed in partnership with Alberto Mancini (exterior styling) and Achille Salvagni (interior design), the 68 Fly puts the owner’s desires front and center with three proposed layouts, the first of which has an elegant lounge at the entrance to the Main Deck, with the galley off to one side, separated by a solution that combines ribbing and plexiglass.
The second version has an open-style galley for owners who prefer a less formal setting, while the last version has the galley at the entrance to the Main Deck to facilitate direct flow between interior and exterior, with the living area set apart towards the bow. The Azimut 68’s three interior layouts all have a multi-purpose area midships on the Main Deck.
In the same category, Magellano 66 yacht won the Best Interior Design award. For owners who refuse to put any limits on their cruising, the 66 is a modern long-range yacht, 20 meters in length, with hugely comfortable interiors and a layout that ensures a high level of privacy. The entire day area is all on the same level, with no steps, for free and safe movement. And with the stairways down to the Lower Deck positioned laterally in the midship section of the yacht, the wheelhouse and galley are separated from the rest of the day area, allowing the crew to go about their business without disturbing guests. On the Lower Deck, in addition to the owner’s stateroom, there are two guest cabins and a fourth “wildcard” space, which can be used as a storeroom for provisions, a garage for sports equipment, or an additional cabin with bunk beds.
In the category spanning yachts from 98 to 164 feet long (from 30 to 60 meters), Azimut Grande Trideck won the Best Interior Design award. Azimut’s new flagship, not to mention the largest yacht ever built by the shipyard and the first three-deck model in the range, the Trideck has interiors by Achille Salvagni, who abandons the preconception of attributing specific functions to the various areas and transforms the boat into a more fluid and shapeshifting space. The interiors have been expanded in width and perfectly integrated with the exteriors, each becoming an extension of the others. Salvagni doesn’t stop at redefining the onboard environments, but enriches them with a powerful effort in terms of the decor, putting the accent on the tension in the forms and the purity of clean lines. The perceived quality of the setting as a whole is of the highest level, thanks to the skilful alternation of materials, the refinement of how they are combined, and the choice of colours and finishes.
In the same category, the Best Innovation prize was awarded to Benetti Motopanfilo 37M, the ambitious project presented at Cannes which draws inspiration from the past and projects it into the future, bringing with it an approach to life and design that is typical of a certain period, along with references to the cultural heritage of Benetti and its most iconic yachts from the 1960s. The concept developed by the Shipyard, in concert with designer Francesco Struglia for the exterior styling and the firm Lazzarini Pickering Architetti for the interiors, has its raison d’être in the past but embraces the latest stylistic, technical and technological know-how to give the yacht a fresh and modern feel. For this extraordinary project, Benetti and Loro Piana Interiors have formed an important partnership in which the luxury Italian Maison has fitted out both the interiors and, in part, the exteriors of the the yacht, choosing classic fabrics for summer on the water and first and foremost linen, in warm white ‘Biancore’ tones with blue and malachite accents. Loro Piana Connemara was chosen for the upholstery and bed covers, while Papeete, in refined Malachite, is the choice for sommiers and pillows.