Sailing Yacht of the Year – Pumula
Published on May 8th, 2013
The 2013 World Superyacht Awards (WSA) were presented on May 4 on the beautiful grounds of the Çırağan Palace Kempinski. The stunning venue overlooks the Bosphorus waterway in Istanbul, and here the elite of the superyacht industry gathered for the unveiling of the eighth annual WSA winners.
The gala evening is attended by superyacht owners, their guests and families and top superyacht industry members. Former BBC presenter Natasha Kaplinsky presided over the prize giving of the coveted silver Neptune awards, which recognised the finest sail and motor yachts delivered in 2012. In addition, Judges’ Commendation prizes were provided by Baccarat with the Alizée Sail trophy designed by Claus Harttung. Twenty-one awards and judges’ commendations were awarded in total.
Sailing Yacht of the Year: PUMULA
The 37.33m Pumula is the epitome of a modern classic sailing yacht. Built to the highest standards by Royal Huisman, her exterior lines reflect the beauty of a bygone age. Dykstra Naval Architects is responsible for her naval architecture and exterior styling. A sea-kindly hull with optimum underwater lines and an easily handled rig with carbon-fibre mast, PBO headstay and Kevlar backstay and in-boom furling guarantee modern standards of performance and handling. In this respect, her polar diagram forecasts 14 knots of boat speed on a broad reach. The interior by Rhoades Young is designed to match her exterior appearance and is executed in light oak, subtly aged to meet the expectations of a classic yacht.
Read on for all the winners of the 2012 World Superyachts Awards.