This week at the World Superyacht awards in London awarded some of the industries most innovative and advanced luxury yachts in engineering and construction. The awards took place in London where the superyacht industry came together to recognise the remarkable and ingenious yacht design.
Some of the industries most recognised companies, brands and personalities from the luxury yachting world, 600 guests including superyacht owners, designers, top shipyard executives and ultra-high net worth individuals gathered in London for the 14th annual World Superyacht Awards. The show took place in London after almost 10 years after its shows across Europe including Amsterdam, Istanbul and Florence, the event celebrates the finest superyachts delivered during the previous year
We are very proud to announce that this year the winner of semi-displacement or Planing Motor Yachts (30m to 32.9m) is the Arcadia 105 M/Y ‘RJ’.
The judges and panel commented that they….
“Particularly admired was the connectivity with the marine environment through an abundance of large windows, many of which open to provide a cooling breeze without the need to run air conditioning. The combination of sliding doors that open to fold-down balconies on either side of the main saloon with the room’s fully-glazed aft portion makes this whole area open and airy, while offering wide views spanning almost 300-degrees. Forward, there is an observation lounge that once again provides panoramic views forward over the yacht’s bows and through the glazed bulwarks, while the glass deck-head, overlaid by solar panels, adds both light and power. The aft deck, set out as a lounge, and the extensive sun deck were also praised for their design and functionality as social areas”.
The Judges are highly aware of a yacht’s environmental impact and took note of RJ’s abundance of solar panels that can feed between 4kW and 4.5kW into the yacht’s power system, as well as her modestly-sized engines that reduce emissions and provide long range, albeit at the expense of high speed. The secret ballot revealed her to be a clear winner.
We are so proud of all who have been involved in the project and in particular our shipyard and all who work with us.