Two Neptunes and one Special Mention at World Superyacht Awards!


A prestigious Neptune was awarded to Mulder Shipyard’s 34m Solis and Heesen’s 50m Sibelle, during Boat International’s World Superyacht Awards that took place Saturday May 14th in Florence, Italy. Alia’s 41m Rüya received a Special Mention of the jury.

Heesen’s Fast Displacement 50m Sibelle received the Neptune Trophy in the category Displacement Motor Yachts Below 500GT of 47m and above. Sibelle was chosen by the jury members, who are all superyacht owners, as the winner in this very competitive category for her distinctive and radical look coupled with exceptional performance in terms of fuel consumption and sea worthiness. Congratulations to the Owner of Sibelle, Heesen and the designers Mikail Labazov and Andrei Savin from AB Studio, and Frank Laupman from Omega Architects.

Mulder’s 34m Solis, the largest launched Mulder up to date, was almost unanimously chosen as winner in the category Displacement Motor Yachts below 500GT of 30 to 40m. The jury fell for her attractive exterior lines and excellent quality of build, combined with a transatlantic range, state-of-the-art facilities and the very pleasing atmosphere by a large use of glass. Solis was judged as a true ‘pocket’ superyacht, by satisfying aesthetics and a high level of comfort and convenience. Congratulations to the Owners, Mulder Shipyard and Claydon Reeves.

Unusual for World Superyacht Award, the jury awarded a Special Commendation for the interior design of Alia Yacht’s 41m Rüya, created by Sam Sorgiovanni and optimized by Van Oossanen. With her 499GT volume, Alia Yacht’s Rüya offers maximum space. Congratulations to the Owner of Rüya, designer Sam Sorgiovanni and Alia Yachts, whom we thank for the close cooperation that was the key of Rüya’s success design.

Being awarded for very different designs and Naval Architecture expertise, Van Oossanen feels proud to have been part of these impressive Superyacht realizations. We wish the best for everyone involved and are looking forward to next successful superyacht creations.

Read more on the website of Boat International about all WSAward winners