The Superyacht Life Foundation announces The Honours awards
The Superyacht Life Foundation and Monaco Yacht Show have created The Honours, an annual event starting in September 2023 that recognises ‘the people, not the yachts’.
The Honours was announced at Yacht Club de Monaco
The Superyacht Life Foundation and the Monaco Yacht Show have invited nominations for the first edition of The Honours, which aims to celebrate the people of the superyacht industry rather than the yachts. The inaugural Honours evening be held in Monaco on September 26, 2023, on the eve of the Monaco Yacht Show, with three honourees receiving a Bowsprit, an avant-garde design in carbon and crystal glass crafted by Preciosa.
Dilan Sarac, Marketing Manager of The Superyacht Life Foundation, said: “Behind the glitz, the glamour and the attention-grabbing headlines, superyachting has a deep and generous soul that is reflected both in the philanthropic endeavours of its owners and in the ideals of its professionals. The Honours is a chance for us to recognise and celebrate the endeavours of the extraordinary people this exceptional sector encapsulates.”
The Honours invites is inviting nominations
Gaëlle Tallarida, Managing Director of Monaco Yacht Show, said: “We believe The Honours will be a new milestone in superyachting’s history as this will be the very first award ceremony that distinguishes people behind the scenes of yachting.”
Sponsored by Feadship, BWA Yachting, RINA and Preciosa, The Honours seeks to highlight and recognise people within superyachting, presenting positive stories and actions to a wider audience.
Examples include owners, crew and industry people leading humanitarian and disaster relief efforts, citizen scientists performing groundbreaking research aboard a superyacht, business leaders preserving artisan skills, and pioneering designers and engineers developing sustainable innovations. It could also be a deckhand who goes above and beyond, or a submarine pilot who has helped guests achieve their dreams and fight their fears.
Three honourees will each receive a Bowsprit
Farouk Nefzi, Chief Marketing Officer at Feadship, said: “Our industry is a people’s industry, and there are so many stories to be told about the amazing achievements of engineering, design, philanthropic ventures and sustainable innovations. They all make our industry and the world a little better. We have chosen to support The Honours because of the inspiring people, captivating stories, and great content.”
Nominations can be made by visiting the Nominate page on https://www.thehonours.org/. Nominees will be considered by an independent judging panel comprising leaders from varied sectors of the superyacht industry, who will select three laureates each year to receive a Bowsprit.