With a total of 12 categories, the prestigious awards pay tribute to the incredible innovation and ingenuity demanded from the construction, design and engineering of all the nominations.
These awards pay tribute to the remarkable ingenuity and innovation demanded by the design, engineering and construction of the world’s finest Superyachts. Elite of the superyacht world, owners and industry leaders will attend this event to recognise the finest superyachts launched throughout 2016. One of the highlights will once again be the Voyager Award, recognising the most inspirational cruise of a Superyacht.
A cruise in Australia is amongst the top 3 finalist. Carl Brandes, the Captain of Glaze entered Glaze’s adventurous journey through the Kimberley Region. He said that it was “an unforgettable and life changing experience”.
“The impenetrable coastline, its unforgiving deserts, extreme tides and the merciless heat make this beautiful and untouched region so unique and interesting to visit. Travelling to the Kimberley is a true adventure and with constantly changing conditions and inaccurate maps all but the most experienced explorers need to proceed. There are fewer people per kilometre than almost anywhere else on the planet. That’s the attraction of one of Australia’s last frontiers.” Mr Brandes added.
At ten times the size of Switzerland, the Kimberley is brimming with Australia’s best outback landscapes and wildlife. Inhabited by just over 50,000 people over 400,000km2, the region is one of the most secluded and scarcely populated in the world, and is reputed as one of Australia’s great natural wonders.
To ensure an unforgettable trip to the north-western tip of the red continent, the crew spend hours researching routes, access points and local highlights. The total preparation and planning took almost a whole year.
Mr Brandes said “We were very fortunate and actually overwhelmed by the support of the local community in planning this journey. We also had great support from government and national park authorities and could not have done it without them. There is so much cruising potential in the Kimberley region, I can only recommend a trip there.”
Superyacht Australia CEO MaryAnne Edwards said “It is great to see that an Australian destination is amongst the Top 3 Voyager Award nominees at the World Superyacht Awards. It shows how diversified our country is and how much potential it holds for Superyachts to come and visit our unique, safe and uncrowded coastlines. We are working hard to attract more yachts to cruise in Australia and we are excited for the future and the positive economic impact Superyachts will have on local communities.”
Plan your experience on board the following superyachts in Kimberley: