The 10 winners of the individual motor yacht classes compete for the highly coveted title of Motor Yacht of the Year. When deciding this award, the judges acknowledge the difficulty of comparing such diverse yachts, while being aware that they are seeking the “very best of the best” – a vessel that is considered exceptional by any and every measure.
Understandably, a larger, fully customised yacht often wins this prize in view of the much larger budget that is usually available to its builder and designers, and often this has led to the Neptune being won by the very largest yacht. But this was a year of excellence in which many entries approached a standard that could be considered “exceptional”, and judges were unable to immediately direct their gaze towards an obvious winner. Discussion eventually concentrated on three yachts but when the result of the secret ballot was announced it became clear that Pi built by Feadship’s Royal Van Lent shipyard with exterior design by Jarkko Jämsén and interiors by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design, had taken this title by a significant margin.
The judges admired this yacht’s harmonious exterior lines, and the sophistication of her Zen-like interior, while approving of the extreme connectivity between interior and exterior brought about by her floor-to-ceiling glazing on the main deck and large lower deck portlights. Technically, this had been difficult to engineer, and this aspect, as well as the overall perfection of her construction, had influenced the judges’ views. Such excellence made her a worthy winner of this prestigious title.
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