Vertigo 67.2m sailing yacht built by Alloy Yachts

The seventh annual World Superyacht Awards took place on 5 May, 2012 in Bosphorus waterway, in the city of Istanbul, Turkey at the luxurious Çırağan Palace Kempinski.  Above our choice: Vertigo 67.2m sailing yacht built by Alloy Yachts

A number of 262 superyachts sold last year, worth US$3.5 billion!

The prize was a King Neptune statuette, custom-made by Baccarat.

The motor yachts fall into two categories: Displacement, for those that displace all the time their own weight in water, and Semi-displacement (or Planing).

Here is a selection of the winning vessels. Click here to see all the 2012 World Superyacht Awards Winners.


Motor Yacht of the Year: Tango

Tango 77.7m built by Feadship

“Tango has taken the styling of large superyachts a step forward, combining this new and elegant appearance with supreme engineering and construction from Feadship, and a well-considered layout both on her exterior decks and in her distinguished yet comfortable interior that was created by Eidsgaard Design.” – The Judging Panel

Tango 77.7m built by Feadship

Tango 77.7m built by Feadship

Tango 77.7m built by Feadship

Length: 77.70m
Builder: Feadship
Naval Architect: De Voogt NA
Exterior Stylist: Eidsgaard Design
Interior Designer: Eidsgaard Design


Displacement motor yacht 3000GT and above: Serene

Serene 133.9m motor yacht, build by Fincantieri

The high quality of construction combined with a stylish exterior from Espen Oeino and detailed interior design from Reymond Langton.

Serene 133.9m motor yacht, build by Fincantieri

Length: 133.90m
Builder: Fincantieri Yachts
Naval Architect: Fincantieri Yachts
Exterior Stylist: Espen Øino International
Interior Designer: Reymond Langton Design


Displacement motor yacht 500GT to 1299GT: Kaiser

Kaiser 60.00m by Abeking & Rasmussen

Length: 60.00m
Builder: Abeking & Rasmussen
Naval Architect: Abeking & Rasmussen
Exterior Stylist: Donald Starkey Designs
Interior Designer: Bannenberg & Rowell Design


Sailing Yacht of the Year: Vertigo

Vertigo 67.2m sailing yacht built by Alloy Yachts

Vertigo was selected on the basis of her ‘extremely stylish exterior lines, combined with the extremely high build quality and the solutions to the engineering questions which this complex design from Philippe Briand had posed. Vertigo provides the optimum balance between performance sailing and world cruising, with neither compromising the other.’ – The Judging Panel

Length: 67.20m
Builder: Alloy Yachts
Naval Architect: Philippe Briand
Exterior Stylist: Philippe Briand
Interior Designer: Christian Liaigre Yacht Design


Two-deck and open semi-displacement or planing motor yacht: Shooting Star

Shooting Star

‘Her interior offers excellent exterior visibility and is particularly bright, especially when the deckhead of the main deck saloon is open to the sky. The yacht was also considered to be equitably divided between technical areas, crew spaces and living areas for the owner and his guests, to make a well-rounded performance craft with an attractive interior and high quality construction.’ – The Judging Panel

Length: 38.00m
Builder: Danish Yachts
Naval Architect: Espen Øino International/ Danish Yachts
Exterior Stylist: Espen Øino International
Interior Designer: Art-Line


Judges’ Special Award: Notable contribution to the technical advancement of sailing superyachts: Hetairos



Length: 66.70m
Builder: Baltic Yachts
Naval Architect: Dykstra & Partners Naval Architects/Reichel Pugh Yacht Design
Exterior Stylist: Dykstra & Partners Naval Architects
Interior Designer: Rhoades Young Design


Refitted yacht: Destination


‘Her cleverly conceived refit…not only brought her up to date but changed the whole aura of the yacht to create a relaxed, sophisticated and comfortable interior suited to the lifestyle of her new owners.’ – The Judging Panel

Length: 41.00m
Original Builder: Alloy Yachts
Refit Yard: Trappman Consulting
Exterior Stylist: Owner
Interior Designer: Reymond Langton Design

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