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Clean sweep: 378ft charter yacht AHPO Wins Big at the 2023 ISS’s Design & Leadership Awards

By Paloma Shemirani   3 November 2023

Delivered by Lurssen in 2021, AHPO won several awards at this year’s International Superyacht Society’s Design & Leadership Awards in Florida, including the prestigious Yacht of the Year title.

Sylke auf dem Graben & Lurssen team for AHPO with Yacht of the Year trophy

Held every year since 1990 on the evening before the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show commences, the International Superyacht Society’s Design and Leadership Awards ceremony celebrates the virtuosic innovation of the motor yachts and sailing yachts which have been built in the past year. 

2023’s event was held at the Ritz-Carlton on Fort Lauderdale beach on 26th October. It marked a particular exception as it was the first ceremony the Society has held since the pandemic, so it also featured several yachts that had been delivered during that time. 

Close-up of AHPO's three awards in front of Lurssen sign

Despite the competition from a wider pool of entrants, AHPO reigned supreme as she was awarded the title of Best Interior Motor, Best in Motor 5000+ GT category, as well as the overall Yacht of the Year accolade. Winners in other categories were STARLUST, COME TOGETHER, SEA EAGLE and ATHOS– all of which are also available to charter. 

With her stunning, incredibly spacious interiors by Italian designer, Nuvolari-Lenard, it is no surprise that AHPO was so successful at the event. 

The yacht features an exceptionally spacious interior volume tailored to precisely meet the Owner's space requirements.

While cruising at a speed of 14 knots, luxury charter guests can enjoy all-day entertainment across the M/Y's 6 decks thanks to her myriad amenities: traveling easily from deck to deck in the elevator, you can step out the jacuzzi and into the theater to view your favourite movie, or head to the spa to unwind after a day of watersports.

Cabin decorated with embossed flowers, leaf light features, ornaments, and fresh flowers in the same shade of pink
Massage beds in the spa area onboard, decorated with bamboo wall feature
Lots of potted plants surround dining area onboard

What makes this bespoke yacht’s design stand out is the beautiful nature motif that has been tastefully infused throughout her interiors: the white paneling and upholstery is enlivened by wall features and  embossing depicting various flowers and birds such as swallows. Ornaments, fresh plants or flowers, and scatter cushions complement these features in matching colours. These simple yet chic and unique details balance the sleek, modern interiors with a wonderfully authentic and relaxing vibe that broadens its appeal. 

Helmed by the legendary Lurssen shipyard, the eye-catching charter yacht AHPO turns heads wherever she goes and boasts an array of innovative and crowd-pleasing features for a truly spectacular yacht vacation.'

Three AHPO representatives pose with awards in front of seating area at the Ritz-Carlton
Man and woman representing AHPO hold ISS awards

Beyond simply the aesthetic, AHPO’s designs also feature state-of-the-art technology like the at-anchor stabilizers which provide exceptional levels of comfort to you and up to 15 other charter guests. She also has an innovative heat recovery system and Dynamic Positioning which makes her more eco-friendly– an asset in an increasingly environmentally-conscious world. 

AHPO charters from €2 600 000 per week plus expenses. She is available in the Mediterranean during the summer and charters in the Caribbean in the winter months.

If you are interested in chartering this multi award-winning Lurssen superyacht, or indeed any of the other winners from the ISS 2023 ceremony, then be sure to speak to your preferred yacht charter broker


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