The superyacht industry is a unique business with truly outstanding individuals and businesses that deserve acknowledgement. The International Superyacht Society’s Awards of Distinction were established to celebrate this excellence.
Perhaps the nominee is sitting next to you at this moment. Perhaps a supplier comes to mind or a forward-thinking innovator or a company committed to providing breakthroughs for resource protection and green technologies.
The winners will be announced at the International Superyacht Society's Design & Leadership Awards Gala on Wednesday 30 October 2019 at the Broward Center for Performing Arts. All nominations are welcome.
Artisans are found in all aspects of yacht construction: holding a welding torch or a chisel, working with needle and thread or precious materials. Their work may be permanently on display in the finished vessel, or out of sight, reliably delivering the high performance we have all come to expect.
Business Person of the Year
The ISS Business Person of the Year is awarded to those demonstrating excellence in their area of superyacht expertise within the previous year.
Distinguished Crew Award
Recognizes yacht crew whose distinguished acts of service best exemplify the standards to which professional yacht crew aspire within the previous year.
Open to every aspect of technological innovation in our Industry—the Excellence in Technology award is given to an individual or business that has demonstrated advancement in their technological endeavors within the previous year.
ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award
The ISS Fabien Cousteau BlueAward celebrates stewardship of marine ecosystems. Environmental leadership, global oceanic conservation and resource preservation are prerequisites for nomination. The integration of environmental technologies and resource management with the goal of setting achievable standards and models for wide adaptation in the design, engineering and building of large yachts—and the use of the Earth’s waterways—are essential criteria.