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ISS hands out its annual design and leadership awards

Perini Navi’s 230-foot Sybaris won ISS awards for the best sailing yacht over 40 meters and the best interior design.

Perini Navi’s 230-foot Sybaris won ISS awards for the best sailing yacht over 40 meters and the best interior design.

The International Superyacht Society announced its 2017 Design and Leadership Award winners at its 27th annual awards gala.

The event was held Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale.

The Design Award winners were:

Best Sailboat 24 to 40 meters — 130-foot My Song by Baltic Yachts, Nauta Design, Reichel Pugh Yacht Design

Best Sailboat over 40 meters — 230-foot Sybaris by Perini Navi, PH Design, Perini Navi/Philippe Briand

Best Refit — 281-foot Aquila by Pendennis, RWD/Susan Young Interiors, Pendennis Shipyard

Best Powerboat 24 to 40 meters — 127-foot Jetsetter by Dynamiq, Bannenberg & Rowell, Azur Naval Architects

Best Powerboat 40 to 65 meters — 160-foot Chasseur by Christensen Shipyards, Varo Interior Design, Christensen Shipyards

Best Powerboat 65 meters and above — 317-foot Faith by Feadship, RWD/Chahan Interior Design, Feadship/Do Voogt NA

Best Interior — 230-foot Sybaris by Perini Navi, PH Design

Winners of Awards of Distinction and Leadership were:

2017 Excellence in Innovation — Kymeta/E3

2017 Business Person of the Year — Derek Munro, Superyacht Charities Foundation

2017 Distinguished Crew Award — Capt. Marvin Wilson

2017 ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award — Loggerhead Marinelife Center

2017 Leadership Award — Andrew Winch, Winch Designs

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