Neptunes for HERE COMES THE SUN and GENE CHASER at WSAs  

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We are delighted to announce that both our 89-metre HERE COMES THE SUN and our 55-metre Yacht Support GENE CHASER have been named proud winners at this year’s World Superyacht Awards! Congratulations to the respective Owners and everyone else involved in these prestigious builds!   

On May 21, 2022, superyacht owners and industry leaders gathered in London for the 17th annual edition of the prestigious BOAT International World Superyacht Awards. This year’s judging panel,   comprising of current and former superyacht owners, had a remarkable fifty-eight superyachts to study as part of this year’s judging process, whilst making 223 individual visits to nominated yachts. 

The awards recognise the ingenuity and craftmanship of the most remarkable luxury yachts launched globally over the past year. During this year’s ceremony there were 20 coveted Neptune trophies presented – each an emblem of the Roman god of the sea – and we are incredibly proud to have taken home two!   

REBUILT YACHTS – AWARD FOR HERE COMES THE SUN  

Our first award of the evening went to the Amels refit HERE COMES THE SUN as winner of the   Rebuilt Yachts category. The judges confirmed that “the result was superb, meeting all the Owner’s requests in stylish fashion, while the additional length not only blended seamlessly with her lines, but adds to the undoubted elegance of this yacht.” Captain Colin Boyle accepted the Neptune on behalf of the Owner together with some of the Amels sales and build team and Erik Spek from Azure Yacht Design who penned her new exterior design for the rebuild. To find out more about the refit this flagship Amels, including her 6-metre extension and full respray with colour change, please visit out HERE COMES THE SUN showcase.  

JUDGES’ SPECIAL AWARD FOR YACHT SUPPORT 5009 GENE CHASER   

Next up was one of our YS 5009 Yacht Supports. The WSA panel unanimously agreed to present one of this year’s Judges’ special Award to GENE CHASER which had been nominated in the Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts, 40m and above. The award acknowledged “the future scientific potential of the vessel and gave recognition of the work and research the Owner does on board, especially in relation to the development of COVID 19 testing and research.” The award was presented to David Honeybun on behalf of the Owner Dr Jonathan Rotherberg who has previously made headlines for converting the Main Salon on board his 55-metre Amels 180 GENE MACHINE into a laboratory for, amongst other projects, the development of an at-home coronavirus test kit called ‘Detect’. To find out more about the GENE FLEET and the work on board of GENE CHASER please visit our showcase.

Congratulations to the Owners of HERE COMES THE SUN and GENE CHASER on having their remarkable yachts recognised with these prestigious awards!

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