The Superyacht Business Awards 2023, voted the Best by Superyacht Captains & Crew, are awarded to the best businesses in the yachting industry. ACREW’s network of over 15,000 Captain and Crew Members are invited to vote for the superyacht businesses that deserve global recognition for being the best in their field. The Winners and Runners-Up receive the Superyacht Business Awards stamp to showcase their seal of approval from Captains and Crew around the world. ACREW champions these outstanding superyacht businesses through strong social and digital platforms and via media partnerships. Captains and Crew benefit from learning which businesses their peers highly recommend, and the businesses themselves gain an invaluable marketing tool, to support their exponential growth.
This year’s Superyacht Business Awards featured a total of 8 categories. Our team is all set to reveal the well-deserving winners and runners up and also share insight about each award.
Best Superyacht Marina Award Winner: Porto Montenegro
Best Superyacht Marina Award Runner up: Vista Mar Marina
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 the crew.
Best Superyacht Agent Award Winner: Calum Yacht Services
Best Superyacht Agent Award Runner up: Riviera Yacht Support
The Best Superyacht Agent Awards recognises and honors 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.
Best Superyacht Refit Yard Award Winner: KRM Yacht
Best Superyacht Refit Yard Award Runner up: Nautech Group Shipyard
The Best Refit Yard Award recognises and respects the specialized efforts in shore-support to ensure the best refit for yachts. This refit yard is commended for its willingness to communicate and work together with the captain and owner to prioritize the work that needs to be done seamlessly and efficiently. Up to date facilities and knowledge are essential for a successful refit.
Best Superyacht Crew Training Award Winner: Seascope Maritime Training
Best Superyacht Crew Training Award Runner up: Yachting Butler Academy
The Best Superyacht Crew Training Award is awarded to the best yacht crew training provider which is dedicated to training crew. The training provider has qualified instructors and is able to offer quality training in each yachting department. The training provider is acclaimed not only for its ability to train crew just starting out in the yachting industry but also to offer advanced courses reaching the highest levels of professional yachting.
Best Superyacht Service Provider Award Winner: Ocean Premium
Best Superyacht Service Provider Award Runner up: Geetech
The Best Superyacht Service award recognises the company who can provide services to a yacht at the highest standard and meet their specific needs. A yacht’s requirements can vary widely and the yacht service provider should be able to provide the specialized requested service speedily and efficiently.
Best Superyacht Recruitment Agency Award Winner: J4CREW
Best Superyacht Recruitment Agency Award Runner up: Bespoke Crew Recruitment
The Best Recruitment Award recognises the recruitment agency which has extensive knowledge of the yachting industry and can offer crew valuable solutions to finding a job best suited to them. The best recruitment agency provides quality service without disregarding the need for individual contact. The ability to remain flexible and acknowledge individuals’ needs of crew and job positions they are looking for needs to be met with thorough attention.
Best Superyacht Software Award Winner: Voly Ltd
Best Superyacht Software Award Runner up: Charter Itinerary
The Best Superyacht Software Award recognises businesses that use digital technology to improve the lives of crew members and guests onboard. The product is innovative, well polished and easy to be implemented by the user and has an overall attractive design. The software serves its purpose and the provider is always available to support in case of any issues.
Best Sustainable Superyacht Business Award Winner: ETYC
Best Sustainable Superyacht Business Award Runner up: OCEANR
The Best Sustainable Superyacht Business Award recognises businesses that contribute to reducing their impact on the environment. The Sustainability Award is given to a company that has shown a continued commitment to sustainable practices and has made a positive impact on the environment and is working to make a difference for future generations. This business also plays a part in building awareness and encouraging captains and crew members to be mindful of reducing their carbon footprint.