FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The Superyacht Society announced the names of the winning yachts in its annual International Superyacht Design Awards Program as well as the recipient of its Award for Leadership at the society’s "Awards for Leadership and Design Gala" event held the opening night of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on Thursday, October 30, according to a statement from the company yesterday.
The society's award program honors yacht builders, designers, interior designers, naval architects and stylists selected from a list of five finalists in each size category. In addition to five length categories (three power, two sail), best interior awards are also given for each yachting discipline: power and sail, the company stated.
Yachts selected as finalists annually by the society's board of directors are then judged independently by a list of qualified professionals in the industry.
The Superyacht Society also annually recognizes one of the large yacht industry's most revered figures with its Leadership Award. For 2003, the award was presented to Paolo Vitelli of Azimut – Benetti Group, the company reported.
The following yachts were recognized with Design Awards:
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