After moving the Awards ceremony from May to September at first, and then finally to November, the organizers were forced by the pandemic to create a digital event to honour the winners of this year’s Awards. Boat International put together an incredible online ceremony which was attended by hundreds of guests of the industry and many yacht owners around the globe.
Since Flying Fox is quite a bit larger than all her fellow nominees in the same category, the judges decided to put her in a new category: “Best Displacement Motor Yachts 5000 GT and above”.
The judges considered Flying Fox to be an exceptional vessel not only in technical achievement but also for her owner and guest facilities, interior layout and extreme high quality of construction. “It was clear that Lürssen had striven for perfection.” said the judging panel.
Shipyard Managing Partner Peter Lürssen says: “We are thrilled that Flying Fox won the World Superyacht Award. Building Flying Fox was a great challenge and we are very proud of this achievement. Flying Fox has set new standards in the yachting industry.”
The transversal 12m swim pool is a unique feature of Flying Fox and it is the first time this has been realized on a yacht. It required extensive calculations and testing in order to be functional both while under way and at anchor. The pool allows the swimmer an infinity view on the sea over the whole aft end of the ship.
Another highlight on board Flying Fox is the spa area which has a grandeur and an expanse never been seen before on a yacht and offers the owner and guests a truly extraordinary and luxurious experience.
“My gratitude goes to the Owner for entrusting Lürssen to create this wonderful floating work of art as well as to the team of Imperial Yachts and the designers who all did a tremendous job. Without a good team spirit, such a complex project cannot be realized to the satisfaction of the client,” says Peter Lürssen.