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Princess 40M 2013 World Superyacht Award Winner!
May 8, 2013 - Each May, the superyacht industry’s elite gather for the glamorous World Superyacht Awards, which honor the finest new superyacht builds delivered to their owners in the past twelve months. This year, Princess joined the prestigious list of finalists with the very first 40 meter yacht built by the British yard – Imperial Princess. Today, we are pleased to announce that Imperial Princess has been chosen as the winner in the "Three-deck semi-displacement or planing motor yacht" category for 2013!

Combining a glittering awards ceremony with a gala dinner and dance, the World Superyacht Awards – dubbed the Oscars of the superyacht world – are attended by an elite guest list of international superyacht owners and the most influential players in the superyacht industry. Each winner is presented with a coveted Neptune trophy, which has become synonymous with excellence in superyacht build and design.

For Princess to have been selected as a finalist with what is their first ‘superyacht’ build is an incredible achievement but then again, Imperial Princess is an incredible yacht. As Boat International so aptly summarized, "Despite being the first foray into the arena of semi-custom superyachts for the UK-based Princess Yachts International, the judges felt that this first yacht of a series had been designed and built to impressively high standards. They also admired her attractive exterior lines and her exterior and interior spaces, which were also well decorated and laid out to ensure an optimum division between the size of guest and crew areas. Princess collaborated with Bernard Olesinski on the exterior stylist; Olesinski also provided naval architecture, while Bannenberg & Rowell Design and Princess gave the first 40m Princess her interior design."

This outstanding achievement follows the recent selection of Imperial Princess as "Best Production Motor Yacht (24m to 40m)" for the 2013 Asia Boating Awards, further evidence of the tireless commitment of Princess to continue to produce the world's finest luxury performance cruising yachts in their class.

For Princess to have been selected for these prestigious awards for their very first 40 meter yacht is an incredible accolade in itself, and a clear recognition from the industry of outstanding early achievements within a sector that brings the company of many world-renowned large yacht builders. All of us at Viking Sport Cruisers wish to congratulate the magnificent team at Princess Yachts International on this extraordinary honor, as well as the extremely talented teams of Bernard Olesinski Ltd. and Bannenberg & Rowell Design for their work in creating a new benchmark in the 40M motor yacht class.

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