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The Heesen Yachts MySky (51 metre), Elena (47 metre) and refitted AlumerciA (37.9 metre) are awarded at the World Superyacht Awards 2015 !
We are proud and humbled that on May 9, 2015 Elena and MySky (two of our latest launches) and refitted AlumerciA (launched in 2000) won the prestigious Neptune Trophy at the 10th edition of the World Superyacht Awards , the Oscar of the yachting industry. As the only shipyard to have five new yachts as finalists, and one in the refit category, we are thrilled with the achievement of three yachts winning an award!
MySky was presented with the trophy for Best Displacement Motoryacht 500GT to 1,299GT.
According to Boat International , the judges had particularly noted the comments of the owner of MySky who explained how his philosophy and use of the yacht had influenced the style and layout designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Yachts . The yacht also introduced the work of interior designer Erick van Egeraat whose interior was greatly admired, as was the quality of all aspects of the Heesen Yacht’s construction and performance, including the stated range of 5,400 nautical miles at a cruise of 10 knots
Elena won the prestigious accolade as Best Displacement Motoryacht below 500GT – 44m and above.
Elena is one of the newly styled yachts in the award-winning 47-metre class, a breed of Heesen’s that are icons of classic contemporary yacht design. According to Boat International , the judges felt this yacht featured well balanced and extremely pleasant living areas, both on deck and inside, for the owner and his guests. While the crew, for whom good living and service facilities ensure the proper running of a modern yacht, was equally well provided for. Particularly admired were the fully featured sundeck and the spacious master suite. It was the result of the secret ballot that determined the winner and this showed a clear preference for 46.7 metre Elena , which covered the widest range of judging parameters.
AlumerciA received the coveted Neptune for Best Refit.
AlumerciA , 37.9-metre full-custom all-aluminium motoryacht was developed in close collaboration with Vripack and delivered in 2000. She was the first yacht to be fitted with a Schottel Azimuth twin propeller system. Her new owner completed an extensive refit supervised by Vripack at Borancili Marine.
Mark Cavendish Director Sales and Marketing comments: “We are extremely proud of this incredible achievement. The Neptune Trophy is the most prestigious accolade one can receive in our industry. Being awarded two of them is overwhelming. We are delighted that this recognition goes to our displacement yachts. As a world leader in aluminium yachts, we aspire to become one of the top steel displacement builders as well.
We are also very proud that AlumerciA , one of the most radical yachts in our fleet, has won the Best Refit Award – congratulations to her new owner and Vripack, as well as to the owners and designers of MySky and Elena !”