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ISS names design-awards finalists

The International Superyacht Society released its lists of finalists for the 2014 International Design Awards.

The winning yachts will be announced at the ISS’s annual International Design Awards Gala at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.

Nominees are submitted to the ISS by the large yacht industry’s leading builders, designers and stewards. The categories are:

Power: awards for size categories 24 to 40 meters; 40 to 65 meters; and over 65 meters

Sail: awards for size categories 24 to 40 meters; and larger than 40 meters

Interior design: one award for power or sail

Best refit: one award for power or sail

The ISS also recognizes achievement in the business and service of superyachts. During the gala, ISS Awards of Distinction — Business or Business Person of the Year, Innovation, the ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award and the Leadership Award and Distinguished Crew Award — are presented.

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