ISS hands out design and leadership awards

The International Superyacht Society announced the winners of its 2016 Design and Leadership Awards at its awards gala in Fort Lauderdale.
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The Benetti yacht Ironman won the International Superyacht Society’s design award in the 24- to 40-meter category.

The Benetti yacht Ironman won the International Superyacht Society’s design award in the 24- to 40-meter category.

The International Superyacht Society announced the winners of its 2016 Design and Leadership Awards at its awards gala in Fort Lauderdale.

The event was held Wednesday night on the eve of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

The awards of distinction and leadership award were:

2016 Excellence in Innovation — Triton Submarines

2016 Business Person of the Year — John Allen, Quantum Marine Engineering

2016 Distinguished Crew Award — Capt. Bill Zinser

2016 ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award — Capt. David Tomlinson

2016 ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award Legacy Tribute — Kay Rybovich family

2016 Leadership Award — Jonathan Beckett, of Burgess.

The design awards were:

Best sailboat 24 to 40 meters — 114.8-foot Nikata by Baltic Yachts, Nauta Design, Rolf Vrolijk

Best sailboat over 40 meters — 150.9-foot Unfurled by Vitters Shipyard, Germán Frers Stirling & Co.

First passenger yacht code — 300.3-foot Equanimity by Oceanco, Andrew Winch, Azure

Best refit — 223.1-foot Falcon Lair by Composite Works/Feadship, Olesinski, Feadship

Best power 24 to 40 meters — 124.7-foot Ironman by Benetti, Stefano Righini, AKJ Design

Best power 40 to 65 meters — 180.4-foot Atlante by CRN, Nuvolari Lenard, Gilles et Boissier

Best power over 65 meters — 274-foot Savannah by Feadship, CG Design, Feadship, De Voogt NA

Best interior — 108.6-foot Narvalo by Nauta Yachts.

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