LILI and ELSEA nominees of the World Superyacht Awards 2018
13.03.2018

LILI and ELSEA nominees of the World Superyacht Awards 2018

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Held in Florence, one of the most beautiful cities of Italy, on Saturday 19th May, the World Superyacht Awards 2018 (or WSA 2018) will this year again be attended by the elite of the superyacht world, owners and industry leaders, who will come together to recognise the finest superyachts launched during the previous year. The Superyacht Industry are invited to the Italian city rich with history and art, nestled under a skyline which is still dominated by the outstanding fifteenth-century dome of Santa Maria del Fiore, and where every street and building has its own story and significance. In 2017, Imperial was delighted to deliver two iconic superyachts with major industry players, and we are proud to announce both of them are nominees at this year World Superyacht Awards!  LILI, the iconic 55-metre Amels, famously one of the most customised ever delivered by the Dutch yard. Currently spending her first year of charter between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean, she is competing in the Displacement Motor Yachts Between 500GT and 1,999G category. Following her delivery, Imperial Director Julia Stewart said of her: “She is another striking project jointly developed with an experienced team and very talented people, confirming our strong and enduring links with Amels over the last eight years. With LILI, Imperial delivers a new superyacht option for high-end luxury journeys at sea with versatile accommodation, Dutch quality and a superior level of equipment." "She is just as her owner envisaged, with custom interiors and exterior styling." adds Rose Damen, Amels Commercial Director. "A very reliable and comfortable yacht, and already very successful on the charter market" ELSEA, the very first 50m Fuoriserie superyacht ever delivered by Cerri Cantieri Navali (CCN), is the second nominee from the Imperial pool this year. Competing in the Semi-Displacement or Planing Three Deck Motor Yachts category, ELSEA boasts an incredible exterior line and interiors enhanced with Lalique details. "Imperial is proud to launch the very first custom-made 50m CCN superyacht in close collaboration with the yard, helping them to upgrade their capacities and reaching a new level in high-end creation." said Imperial Director Julia Stewart during the delivery of the vessel. CCN's CEO, Diego Deprati, added: "ELSEA was an important challenge for us as it opens upon a new direction for the shipyard. It is the first one-of-a-kind motoryacht which marks CCN’s debut in the world of “Fuoriserie” world-class bespoke projects – unique masterpieces that respond to customers’ requirements for full customisation." Imperial boasts a large portfolio of award-winning or finalist superyachts at the World Superyacht Awards, such as:

  • ARKLEY (Lürssen 60m, winner in 2009);
  • BEL ABRI (Amels 52m, finalist in 2011);
  • RUSH (Overmarine 50m, finalist in 2011);
  • EVENT (Amels 60m, winner in 2014);
  • ASTRA (Amels 55m, finalist in 2015);
  • or RoMEA (Abeking & Rasmussen 82m, finalist in 2016)

We look forward to the ceremony on Saturday 19th May, and wish all the very best to both vessels and our partners in this competition, expecting both will win the Neptune trophies!

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