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Charter yachts nominated for the 2020 Design & Innovation Awards

By David Lazarevic   11 December 2019

Due to take place in February 2020 in Italy's Cortina d’Ampezzo, the Design and Innovation Awards will shine a spotlight on the outstanding superyachts deliveries of the past year. 

Taking place as part of the Superyacht Design Festival on February 2, the Design and Innovation Awards 2020 will honour a selection of new superyachts and their design teams. 

An expert panel of judges will crown the winning yachts based on fundamental design elements, rather than judging the yachts in their entirety. There are 15 categories in total, and nominations for the awards have now closed.

 Below is our exclusive overview of the charter yachts nominated for the 2020 awards ceremony.


Nominated for: 'Outstanding Exterior Motor Yachts (50m and Above)' & 'Best Motor Yacht Design (Above 500 GT)'

Perhaps the most striking and visually breathtaking yacht delivered by Abeking and Rasmussen, this luxury superyacht has been nominated for Outstanding Exterior Motor Yachts - 50m and Above and Best Motor Yacht Design Above 500 GT. 

Designed by London-based studio Winch Design, the contemporary exterior styling of the 80m/ 262ft superyacht EXCELLENCE presents a reverse bow and curvaceous decks that create a unique silhouette. 

Her radical hull design features a spaceship-esque aesthetic and her multi-dimensional deck structure almost appears as though they are floating above each other, presenting tier after tier of luxury.

EXCELLENCE will be available for Caribbean yacht charters this winter.

'Flying Fox'

Nominated for: 'Outstanding Exterior Motor Yachts (50m and Above)', 'Best Naval Architecture (Displacement Motor Yacht)' & 'Outstanding Lifestyle Features (Spa)'

Currently the world's largest charter yacht in the market and famed for her ample decks, the 136m / 446ft Lurssen-built megayacht 'Flying Fox' has been nominated for Outstanding Exterior Motor Yachts - 50m and Above, Best Naval Architecture Displacement Motor Yacht, and Outstanding Lifestyle Features. The lifestyle feature that has earnt her the nomination is her spa.

Boasting twin helipads, an enormous owner’s apartment,  a 12m long swimming pool, and deluxe split-level spa it comes to no surprise that this luxury charter yacht has been nominated for a lifestyle award. Even with her huge volume and huge selection of amenities, she is well-proportioned with sleek and distinct lines that make her stand out from the crowd. 

She sports a classically stunning design from esteemed Espen Oeino which seamlessly balances the relaxing spa-styled interiors conceptualized by London based designer Mark Berryman. 

'Flying Fox' will be available for yacht charters in the Indian Ocean this winter, exploring destinations including the Maldives and the Seychelles.

Flying Fox from €4,000,000 per week + expenses


Nominated for: 'Outstanding Exterior Motor Yachts (50m and Above)', 'Best Motor Yacht Design (Above 500 GT)', & 'Tender of the Year'

The 95m / 312ft charter yacht MADSUMMER came into the scene with a unique exterior design that is sleek, streamlined, and almost totally curvaceous. The lack of harsh lines alongside her quirky interior design has given this luxury yacht nominations for Outstanding Exterior Motor Yachts - 50m and Above and Best Motor Yacht Design Above 500 GT. 

Designer Harrison Eidsaard has masterfully conceptualized an efficient and striking motor yacht that feels less like an untouchable vessel and more like a piece of art that ought to be experienced and enjoyed.

Her impressive limo tender has also put the superyacht up for a Tender of the Year nomination. 

CC-Summer from €1,600,000 per week + expenses

'Lady S'

Nominated for: 'Outstanding Exterior Motor Yachts (50m and Above)', 'Best Motor Yacht Design (Above 500 GT)', 'Tender of the Year' & 'Innovation of the Year (IMAX Cinema)'

Currently boasting the most nominations in this roundoff, featuring in the categories Outstanding Exterior Motor Yachts - 50m and Above, Best Motor Yacht Design Above 500 GT, and Tender of the Year, it is safe to suggest that 93m / 305ft superyacht 'Lady S' has made a lasting statement in the industry. Her double-height IMAX cinema also earnt her a nomination for Innovation of the Year. 

A modern and minimalist approach was taken when designing this luxury charter yacht. Designer Michael-Leach's streamline and angular concept turns heads at every port, and with amenities like a basketball court,  spacious outer decks, and IMAX cinema she makes for a pristine charter yacht. She marked Feadship's second delivery of 2019.

'Lady S' will be chartering in the Caribbean for winter 2020.

Lady S from €1,400,000 per week + expenses


Nominated for: 'Best Motor Yacht Design (Above 500 GT)' & 'Tender of the Year (Limo)'

Yet another Lurssen megayacht nominated for Best Motor Yacht Design Above 500 GT and Tender of the Year - Limo TIS boasts a sleek and cutting-edge design masterfully conceptualized by Winch Design

Delivered by Lurssen, the 112m/ 366ft charter yacht TIS has an ice-classed hull, so she is primed for those looking to venture to high-latitude regions in the lap of luxury. 

Her inspired decor is certainly a talking point for anyone on board, with influence hailing from Tuscany, New York, London, Morocco, South East Asia, and even Russia imbuing the space with a luxurious and worldly aesthetic that perfectly match her to any port.


Nominated for: 'Eco Award' & 'Outstanding Lifestyle Feature (Wintergarden)'

Designed for fast expeditions, the 85m/ 279ft luxury yacht BOLD has been nominated for the Eco Award. This superyacht by Australian shipbuilder SilverYachts is the first Silver Loft model in the series offering hydraulic and eco-friendly technology while also providing twice the volume expected at 1600 GT.  

Her low draft not only gives the superyacht access to shallower waters, but also makes for a more fuel-efficient charter, and the SilverYachts staple of building the hull of their superyachts out of aluminium makes her lighter meaning she consumes less fuel compared to steel builds. Her exterior styling comes from Espen Oeino.

She has also been nominated for Outstanding Lifestyle Features for her spacious and sophisticated Wintergarden/Loft. 

BOLD will be chartering in the Bahamas and the Caribbean for winter 2020.

Bold from €875,000 per week + expenses

PI (Syzygy 818)

Nominated for: 'Outstanding Exterior Motor Yachts (50m and Above)', 'Best Motor Yacht Design (Above 500 GT)' & 'Innovation of the Year (Glass)'

Making her first appearance at the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show,  she turned the heads of industry professionals and yachting enthusiasts alike with her capacious beach club,  glass-bottomed swimming pool, and sumptuous spa.  Her interior styling follows a minimalist aesthetic, which works seamlessly with her double-curved exterior, which comes courtesy of Jarkko Jamsen

One of Feadships' secretive launches, superyacht PI (formerly Syzygy 818) has been nominated for Outstanding Exterior Motor Yachts - 50m and Above, Best Motor Yacht Design Above 500 GT, and Innovation of the Year. The latter has been awarded for her innovative use of glass.

She features a double-curved signature styling throughout her exterior, most notably her glass features which offers guests the clearest view of their destination that blends seamlessly creating the feeling of sitting outside while being inside.  

While she wasn't delivered in the last year, the 85m/279ft superyacht SOLANGE has also received a nomination for Tender of the Year - Limo.


YachtCharterFleet will be publishing the final results of the awards after they take place in February. 

If you are interested in chartering one of these superyachts, please speak to your preferred yacht charter broker


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