Two of our most prominent superyacht deliveries from 2023 have been recognized for their design excellence at the 2024 BOAT Design & Innovation Awards held during the Superyacht Design Festival in Kitzbühel on January 28, 2024.
Organised by Boat International, this highly anticipated event brings together the yachting industry and recognises excellence in design and innovation within the superyacht community, decided by an independent panel of judges.
First up for a Neptune was our 58-metre SeaXplorer PINK SHADOW winning the award for Outstanding Exterior Design – Motor Yachts 40m – 59.9m. Recognition was given for her eye-catching and impressionable design which is both ‘’multifunctional and fun’’. The judges were particularly impressed with her bold and striking hull and colour scheme as well as the exceptional design of the Beach Club and versatility of the Main Deck aft.
Next called to the stage was the Amels 60 ENTOURAGE as winner of the award for Best Interior Design - Motor Yachts, 500GT and above. Burdifilek’s sophisticated and elegant design captured the eyes of the judges who noted both the functionality and transformative effect of the design. Further recognition was given to this outstanding interior within a series design superyacht. We are delighted to see ENTOURAGE follow in the footsteps of the Amels 60 COME TOGETHER who was named a winner at the 2023 World Superyacht Awards.
The hat-trick of awards was completed with a Judge’s Commendation in the Outstanding Lifestyle Feature category for the Beach Club of PINK SHADOW. Described as a true outdoor-indoor space with plenty of fun, functionality and Owner input, this was a design feature created together with Design Unlimited that left a lasting impression amongst the judging panel.
"We are honoured to receive these prestigious awards for PINK SHADOW. This recognition is a reflection of our team's passion, creativity, and commitment to excellence. PINK SHADOW embodies the pinnacle of design and innovation in the superyacht industry, and we are proud to share this achievement with our dedicated team, partners, and stakeholders. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to everyone involved in this remarkable achievement.” Enrique Tintore, Design Manager SeaXplorer at Damen Yachting.
The recognition received at the Design & Innovation Awards is a testament to the collaborative efforts and unwavering dedication of the entire team, from our visionary product designers and engineers to our skilled craftsmen and women who bring these extraordinary vessels to life. It is with great pride and gratitude that we accept these awards, knowing that each member of our team and the design studios we work with have played a crucial role in PINK SHADOW and ENTOURAGE’s success.
“Amels 60 ENTOURAGE is a not only a wonderful example of our Amels Limited Editions designs but also recognises the true yachting vision of her Owner. Her custom interiors beautifully translate that vision and Diego and Dragana have truly done an exceptional job. This award was very-well deserved, and we couldn’t be more proud.” Jan van Hogerwou, Commercial Executive North America.