The Superyacht Business Awards is the global awards programme where captains and crew select the best businesses working in the superyacht sector. ACREW invites its network of over 15,000 Captain and Crew members to vote on the superyacht businesses that deserve to be recognised as the best in their field. Winners and Runners-Up receive the Superyacht Business Awards stamp to showcase their seal of approval from Captains and Crew around the world.
Superyacht Captains and Crew depend heavily on the products, services and support of the businesses that surround them. This in turn enables the Captains and Crew to provide an excellent experience and service to guests and owners. The most efficient and reliable way to discover the best businesses in superyachting, is to ask their consumers; the superyacht Captains and Crew.
In 2020 the Superyacht Business Awards will recognise excellence in 4 categories: Superyacht Marinas, Provisioning Companies, Insurance Companies and Superyacht Agents. These business areas represent some of the essential businesses that captains and crew rely on globally.
From 15th June until 14th September ACREW invited all superyacht Captains and Crew to nominate the best companies in these categories based on their impeccable services and support. Crew are encouraged to leave endorsements and comments to back-up their reasons for nominating the businesses, in order for the judges to appropriately evaluate the finalists. Likewise, businesses were invited to enter the Superyacht Business Awards; to have the opportunity to be included in the shortlisting and perhaps go on to award the winning business in their field.
From 2nd November to 20th November 2020, superyacht Captains and Crew will be invited to vote for the best superyacht businesses. The voting stage will conclude with the runners-up and winners of the Superyacht Business Awards, being announced on 7th December 2020.
The Judging panel
ACREW has carefully selected a judging panel for this year’s Superyacht Business Awards consisting of 50 active Captains and Head of Departments as well as a small selection of experienced retired Captains and Head of Departments who are now pursuing a successful career onshore. The judges will review all nominated businesses per award category by going through the provided information and access further information on websites and social media channels. The judging panel will select 5 finalists per award category based on numerous judging criteria. The selected finalists will be announced to ACREW’s Captains and Crew who can vote for the winners in each award category. The businesses with the highest number of votes will be announced as the winner of the award category followed by the runners-up.
The Best Superyacht Marina Award recognises the marina for providing the best standard of services and facilities to Superyacht Captains & Crew. This marina is also praised for their willingness to assist Superyacht guests; ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Whether a home port or a destination marina, the winner of this award is loved and appreciated by crew.
Best Marina: Adriatic AwardCategory
Best Marina: Aegean AwardCategory
Best Marina: Australasia AwardCategory
Best Marina: Caribbean AwardCategory
Best Provisioning Company
The Best Provisioning Company Award is awarded to the company which has provided an outstanding and exemplary service to Superyacht Chefs and Interior Crew on a global, regional and country scale. The quality of the produce and the ability to thoroughly support the needs and demands of the Crew, especially during times of high pressure, has been met with meticulous professionalism.
The Best Insurance Award is awarded to the Insurance company that has provided an excellent and reliable service, as well as complete coverage, to Superyacht Captains and Crew, and/or to the Superyacht itself.
Best Superyacht Agent
The Best Superyacht Agent Awards recognises and honours the seamless and efficient efforts in shore-support from countries and regions around the world. The Superyacht Agent has a comprehensive local and legal knowledge of their country or region and, coupled with their competency at executing requests and handling issues, has proved themselves to be unimpeachable and exemplary.