3 of the World’s Best Award-winning Yachts

The 2023 World Superyacht Awards are set to take place, celebrating the world’s most remarkable luxury yachts. Now in its 18th year, the globally acclaimed event is slated to take place from 19-20 May in Istanbul, Turkey. The judging panel comprises current and former superyacht owners, who judge the world’s best superyachts based on their ingenuity and craftsmanship.

As the yachting industry holds its breath to learn which yachts will be crowned World Superyacht winners, we decided to look at some of the former award winners.

The best award-winning yachts


The 95m (311.68ft) KISMET was built by the German shipyard Lurssen – known for building some of the most luxurious yachts in the world – and delivered in 2014. She won the World Superyacht Award in 2015 in the Displacement Motor Yacht category and received multiple nominations for the Showboat Design Awards in 2016. 

Step aboard this exquisite award-winning yacht, and it’s easy to see why she is considered one of the finest superyachts in the world. She features a gorgeous exterior yacht design by the acclaimed Monaco-based studio Espen Oeino and a sumptuous interior by Reymond Langton Design, featuring exotic woods, handcrafted textiles, black marble, and solid onyx.

Her many highlights include a stunning mosaic swimming pool, a full-service spa, and a one-of-a-kind retractable outdoor fireplace. She features eight opulent staterooms that can accommodate 12 guests and crew quarters for 28 crew members.

M/Y KISMET is listed for sale exclusively with Moran Yacht & Ship and is considered one of the most luxurious yachts on the market.


Built by the esteemed Italian shipyard Rossinavai, the 63m (206.8ft) UTOPIA IV is a head-turning, multi-award-winning high-performance yacht. She was delivered in 2018, and in 2019 she scooped the World Superyachts Award for Best Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts – 40m and Above, as well as the International Superyacht Society Awards for Best Power 40m-65m.

Designed for speed, M/Y UTOPIA IV boasts four powerful MTU 16V 2000 M96L engines that power four Rolls Royce hydro jets, enabling her to cruise at an impressive 20 knots and reach top speeds of up to 25 knots – truly remarkable for a yacht of her size. She features a classic Rossinavi yacht design; long handsome lines, and a slender silhouette that oozes style.

This award-winning yacht’s many features include an impressive stern beach club with a transom that folds down to add an additional 754 square feet of swim platform, three spa pools, including a glass bottom pool on the main deck, a touch-and-go helipad, and large interior volume. Her interior is sleek, featuring a blend of minimalism and sophisticated European taste, including prestigious brands such as Hermes and Armani.

She can sleep 12 guests across six spacious suites, including a master suite complete with a private sitting room, office, and balcony.

She is listed for sale with an asking price of US$47,900,000 with US duty paid.


Nobiskrug’s 80m (263ft) multi-award-winning yacht ARTEFACT is considered one of the most innovative yachts globally, known for her ground-breaking architectural design, innovative engineering, and advanced sustainable features. These features secured ARTEFACT the highly coveted Motor Yacht of the Year at the 2021 World Superyacht Awards, and winner of the second largest displacement hull class.

Other awards include the 2021 Boat International Design and Innovation Awards, two 2021 International Yacht and Aviation Awards, two 2020 World Yacht Trophies for Best Layout and Green Yacht, and Robb Report’s Best of the Best 2020.

ARTEFACT was one of the world’s first superyachts to meet IMO Tier III emissions regulations. Her many sustainable features include solar panels, a large battery storage system, an innovative DC-bus diesel-electric Azipod propulsion system with dynamic positioning, and a wastewater recycling system. Her striking yacht design features an unprecedented floor-to-ceiling glass central section, which features 740 square meters of curved glasswork weighing almost 60 tons.