Dutch shipbuilder Heesen Yachts was the proud recipient of two World Yacht Trophies awarded in Cannes and the prestigious Prix du Design in Monaco for SATORI, the first of the 50 meter aluminum class, semi-custom series. The yacht was delivered last May and officially christened during the Monaco Grand Prix.
The World Yacht Trophies ceremony took place at the Carlton Beach, Cannes in mid-September. SATORI, a Buddhist term for enlightenment, was competing in the category Custom Yachts under 50m and won both the Best Design and Best Layout and Decoration awards.
Designer Rémi Tessier successfully evokes a Zen spirituality throughout the yacht interior using clean lines and a dramatic juxtaposition of dark and light, an effective nuance of the balance of yin and yang.
Fabio Ermetto, Sales and Marketing Director at Heesen Yachts, collected the prizes and commented: “I am honored to receive these two prizes on behalf of the Owner. Satori is a beautiful vessel. Her clean, distinctive design and perfect execution are the result of incredible teamwork. Thank you to the Owner for his vision, to Rémi Tessier for his creativity, and to the Heesen staff for their incredible ingenuity.”
The Prix du Design ceremony took place on board SATORI, docked at Quai des Etats Unis during the XXI Monaco Yacht Show. HSH Prince Albert of Monaco, Gaëlle Tallarida – GM of the show – and Anna Becker from Nymphenburg, awarded SATORIs Owner with the stunning trophy, the Volute Bowl, a unique piece of ceramic designed by Ted Muheling and entirely hand crafted at the Nymphenburg atelier in Munich.
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