The ceremony recognizes the ultimate achievements in superyacht design. To qualify in any of the various award categories, yachts must be over 30 meters in length and must have been delivered to their owners in the past 12 months.
Despite worldwide economic uncertainty, 2011 was a good year for superyachts. A total of 64 were nominated, most of which cost in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Every one of them is privately owned, though they're often chartered for tens of thousands of dollars per week.
Although the owners of these massive pleasure boats tend to prefer the cloak of anonymity, nothing else about the award ceremony was subtle. The festivities took place at the luxurious Ciragan Palace Kempinski hotel in Istanbul, and the winners received Baccarat trophies. So without further ado....
TangoDutch yachtbuilder Feadship took home the Motor Yacht of the Year award for Tango. The 252.8-foot yacht was launched in April of last year and features accommodations for 12 guests, an owner's deck, beauty salon, massage parlor and an outdoor movie theater. Despite all that weight, four engines propel the Tango to a top speed of 22 knots.
Tango was built with a six star fitout and a seven star outlook. No expense has been spared. Tango is 37 metres of absolute pleasure. Tango carries two 6 metre tenders and three kayaks for watersports, a sauna and spa cater for those wishing to relax. Tango accommodates 10 guests overnight, or 49 guests for a harbour cruise