Superyacht Business Awards: Finalists revealed!

Once again, the Superyacht Business Awards, voted the Best by Superyacht Captains & Crew, return to showcase the best businesses in the yachting industry. This prestigious event is an amazing opportunity for both parties: Captains and Crew discover the businesses highly recommended by their peers, and the businesses gain great exposure and marketing coverage to support their growth.

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We now enter the most exciting phase of the competition: Voting! ACREW’s extensive network of over 15000 Captains and Crew members are invited to give their input and vote for the businesses that deserve recognition for their outstanding presence in their field.

 Are you curious about what the Superyacht industry has to say? We sure are, as this year we are counting with amazing finalists. A special thank you goes to our Captain Judges for their valuable input. It wasn’t an easy decision, but here are our panel’s finalists:

Best Superyacht Marina Award

Having great destinations improve the superyacht service experience for both the guests as well as captains and crew. The Best Superyacht Marina acknowledges the marina with outstanding facilities and hospitality.

Coral Sea Marina Resort: Coral Sea Marina has become a superyacht hub in one of the world’s most untapped cruising grounds and offers the ultimate home port from which to explore the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef.

Porto Montenegro: The most welcoming port in the Mediterranean, and home haven for an elegant and ever-growing fleet. At its heart, Porto Montenegro Yacht Club – where seafarers and their neighbours meet and connect.

Marina Genova: A superyacht Marina lively and welcoming all year long, located strategically next to an UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historical centre of Genoa, with a full range of technical and Personal services for Yachts, Captains and Crew.

Rhodes: Private luxury Marina, established at the island of Rhodes, next to the unique UNESCO preserved monument of Medieval Town. The marina offers all kind of services needed, including fuel station, wifi, electricity of up to 250Amps, waste and bilge water collection and many more.

Limassol Marina: Limassol Marina combines a purpose-built, world-class superyacht marina and elegant residences on the sea with an enticing mix of restaurants, shops, leisure, and cultural facilities.Located right in the heart of Limassol, Cyprus’s most vibrant city, the marina is within easy reach of endless entertainment and activity for Captains and Crew.

Best Superyacht Agent Award 

This award recognises and honors the seamless and efficient efforts in shore-support. The winner has comprehensive local and legal knowledge of their country/region, flawlessly executes requests, handles issues and ultimately is exemplary.

Yacht Agent Montenegro: Covering every port and marina in Montenegro, Yacht Agent Montenegro focus on delivering top notch services. From customs, police and other clearance formalities, bunkering, provisioning, 24/7 concierge services available, to finding winter berths or refit yards, they use their network spread all over Mediterranean to satisfy their clients.

Yacht Service Spain: Commitment, professionalism and personal services have made Yacht Service Spain the leading solution provider in the Balearic islands. Yacht Services has a significant operational structure that intends to satisfy any request during your stay in the Balearic Islands as well as around the Mediterranean.

Begum Yachting: The largest SUPER YACHT AGENT & CHARTER BROKER on the Turkish Coast. Over the years, Begum has acquired an impressive guest list from the upper ranks of the World’s business, politics, arts and sports. All of them have met with hospitality, high-quality service, high level of energy and business dedication. 

Yacht Services Tunisia: With their local knowledge, they pride themselves in providing the best quality services available which have made them the leading yacht agent in Tunisia. Their services include everything from local Customs and Immigration clearance, fuel supply and bunkering services to escorted trips around Tunisia and anything else their clients may need to ensure they enjoy their stay.

Blue Marine Travel: Blue Marine Travel Ltd is a privately owned marine travel consultancy based in the UK and NZ handling both corporate and marine travel. Providing flights for the yachting industry, offshore personnel, cruise ship industry and companies associated with the marine world. Whatever class of fare you require, Blue Marine Travel can assist.

Best Superyacht Refit Yard Award 

It’s important to ensure that your vessel is always running smoothly. The Best Refit Yard Award recognises and respects the specialised efforts in shore-support to ensure the best refit for yachts.

Gold Coast City Marina and Shipyard: The largest refit and repair yard in the Southern Hemisphere attracting yachts from around the globe.  Its service capabilities extend to all aspects of marine refit, maintenance and construction for vessels of all shapes and size. No other facility in southern waters has such a diverse and professionally recognized offering.

Adria Docks: Adria Docks provides services for the repair and maintenance of yachts, mega yachts and other vessels up to a length of 150m in floating docks. Excellent infrastructure and location are just some advantages. The long tradition from which their engineers and employees have drawn their knowledge is the foundation of the satisfaction of their clients.

Barka Shipyards: Barka Shipyard operates launching & hauling of the vessels up to 50 meters & 400 tones displacement. Working with international designers & engineers is an advantage for them, as they have and use the latest technology to deliver the yachts with the best performance of excellence. Barka Shipyard is fully capable of constructing all type of wooden, steel and fiber yachts with the highest of specifications.

NCA Refit: Since 1942 boasts an absolute specialization in the activities of REFITTING and REPAIR of superyachts, mega yachts and sailing yachts and it combines a range of exclusive services reserved for crew. With 70 years of acquired experience on refitting background, NCA Refit can count on the presence of a team of engineers, highly qualified architects and technicians.

The Yard Brisbane: One of the most well-resourced shipyards on the east coast of Australia, offering a full-service shipyard experience. With the best Australia has to offer in marine trades and specialised professionals, high clearance sheds and a full complement of straddle carriers, The Yard Brisbane is well-equipped to provide the highest quality project services to the superyacht sector.

Best Superyacht Crew Training Award

What is a yacht without its crew and captains? Crew and Captains are the heartbeat of every vessel, so ensuring they get the right training to do their jobs on board is crucial. This award is awarded to the best yacht crew training provider who is dedicated to ensuring the crew has the right skill sets.

Certified Superyacht Academy: South Africa’s leading superyacht crew training academy offers a full range of STCW, RYA/MCA courses for Deckhands, Stewards, Stewardesses, Chefs & Engineers. Established over 13-years ago and has trained more than 7500 crew from over 25 countries, their team of highly experienced superyacht professionals is well equipped to provide each student with the industry insight, service, and quality of training required to be successful.

Seascope Maritime Training: Maritime training provider who specialises in delivering MCA approved STCW training courses. Originating in Liverpool over 15-years ago, Seascope has helped over 4000 individuals obtain employment in the Maritime industry and is now recognised as a leading UK STCW training provider. Also offering training in Antibes and Palma.

Medical Support Offshore LTD: Medical Support Offshore (MSOS) provides comprehensive, worldwide medical support for an extensive range of clients, based on land, at sea and in the air. All courses are MCA approved and designed to teach crew how to use the equipment and medicines provided in their medical kits. MSOS has a passionate and highly skilled team of 8 training instructors, with a vast array of medical experience.

Superyacht Culinary Academy: An exclusive training platform for chefs to further their culinary careers on board Superyachts or for yacht chefs to up their game to the next level. The only dedicated superyacht training facility that offers practical hands-on culinary training, theory and practical courses by professional chefs for yacht chefs.

Barcelona Watersports: Royal Yachting Association (RYA) training centre based in Barcelona and Brighton in the UK offering professional courses for Deck Crew in Powerboats (Tenders), Personal Watercraft, Motor boats to progress to YachtMaster as well as sailing.

Best Superyacht Service Provider Award 

The crew and captains of every yacht have needs, and that is why Superyacht Service Providers are necessary. This award is reserved for the organisation  ensuring that all of the crew needs are met by the services they provide.

Sea Emporium: Sea Emporium is a team of ex stewardesses that supply luxury interior goods for Superyachts. They work closely with you to make design decisions on luxury items, ranging from bespoke linens, tableware, luxury accessories and much more.

Oceanskies: Oceanskies is a dynamic business established in 2013 to deliver first class marine and aviation services to yacht and aircraft owners as well as industry partners from the leisure marine and private aviation industries. They work on behalf of yacht and aircraft owners, assist colleagues in the marine and aviation industries and act as a partner of choice for legal, tax, trust, estate and wealth management professionals.

Ethical Yacht Wear: Ethical Yacht Wear is a sustainable, ethical crew uniform provider. They supply the yachting industry with crew uniform that is made only from sustainable fabrics, sourced and manufactured with only ethical and fair trade work practices. They pride themselves on providing superior quality, premium designed, sustainable luxury crew apparel. They also sponsor ocean clean-up and research through their crew uniform sales.

Northrop & Johnson: Since 1949, Northrop & Johnson, a member of the MarineMax family, has offered extraordinary yachting experiences by surpassing all expectations at every opportunity. From yacht sales and purchase to charter, charter management and marketing of the world’s most discerning luxury vessels, and expert crew placement services, Northrop & Johnson offers a total-service approach.

Absolute Boat Care: Specialist finishing for the world’s finest Superyachts. With On-site and Off-site workshops, Absolute Boat Care is your all-in-one finishing solution. Absolute provides a meticulous and adaptable service with a highly skilled team that boasts the experience and expertise to take on any finishing requirement, from annual maintenance to full refit.

Best Superyacht Recruitment Agency

Finding the right crew can always seem to be a hassle. This 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.

Northrop & Johnson: Since 1949, Northrop & Johnson, a member of the MarineMax family, has offered extraordinary yachting experiences by surpassing all expectations at every opportunity. From yacht sales and purchase to charter, charter management and marketing of the world’s most discerning luxury vessels, and expert crew placement services, Northrop & Johnson offers a total-service approach.

Bespoke Crew Recruitment: Combining 15 years of industry experience, working on yachts and recruiting has enabled us to have a strengthened understanding of the importance of hiring the right crew, to deliver the ultimate client experience. Unlike other agencies, Bespoke Crew isn’t just providing highly qualified and experienced yacht crew, they go further to ensure a match of personalities onboard.

Champion Crewing & Concierge: Specialists in recruitment and shore support for Yachts in the Whitsunday Region. Their team offers a first class experience, they pride themselves in offering a professional, personal and friendly service always!

Dockendo: Yachting job board which provides the fastest, easiest and highest quality solution to connect Crews with Employers.

Cara Lees Yacht Crew: Cara Lees Yacht Crew Ltd is based on a philosophy of calibre and integrity providing a time-honoured friendly and professional service whilst combining today’s technologies and interview techniques. Their boutique service has the time to get to know clients as people, not just as a job offer.

Best Superyacht Software Award 

It’s no secret that softwares plays a crucial role in the quality of life onboard a superyacht. Hence, why at ACREW we found it important to ensure there was a software category within the SBA’s. 

SEAZONE Smart Management Ltd: SEAZONE offers Modular Yacht Management & Recruitment tools for B2B & Individual use. Created by yacht professionals for yacht professionals Over 500+ yachts, 2000+ captains and some of the leading Recruitment and Management teams use SEAZONE’s tools on a daily basis.

Voly: Voly is a Yacht & Multi-Asset Financial Management Solution. Providing Accounting Software for Crew, Management and Family Offices with Integrated Prepaid Cards and Payment Platform. Revolutionising the way the Yachting industry manages its money.

Meridian: Meridian° instantly connects you to your next job opportunity or crew hire. Their industry-first technology combined with their Customer Success Team helps you find and hire qualified and vetted crew faster than any other solution in the industry. 

DEEP Blue Soft: The most comprehensive Yacht Management Software on the market today. Through intuitive modules and a user-friendly interface, DEEP Blue covers every single corner of the increasingly complex yacht operations. Finance, Human Resources, Planned Maintenance, Inventory, ISM, Charter, Crew and Yacht Documents can be fully controlled with few clicks in a single platform.

Pinpoint Works: Created by yacht crew for yachting professionals, Pinpoint Works is your go-to communication and documentation platform. Allowing you to communicate with crew, management, shipyards, contractors, and other stakeholders to get the job done efficiently and effectively. Used by thousands of yachting professionals worldwide.

Next Steps

The Voting phase ends on July 11th. Therefore, we invite Captains and Crew to voice their opinion and cast their vote for the most deserving finalists.

We wish everyone good luck through the last phase of the competition. 

The Official Winner Announcement will be on August 1st. Make sure to stay tuned through our social media @acrewyachting for regular updates and news about our upcoming events.