Awards of Distinction
International Superyacht Society—Awards of Distinction—Descriptions
Business (Person) of the Year—Nominations from industry and ISS board with ISS Board making finalist selection.
The ISS Business (Person) of the Year is awarded to those demonstrating excellence in their area of superyacht expertise within the previous year.
Distinguished Crew Award—Nominations by the yachting industry; selection is made by a panel of judges.
Recognizes yacht crew whose distinguished acts of service best exemplify the standards to which professional yacht crew aspire within the previous year.
Innovation Award—Nominations from the industry; ISS board members vote to determine finalists.
Open to every aspect of the industry—from crew training to technological advances to environmental stewardship—the Excellence in Innovation award is given to an individual or business that has demonstrated innovation in their endeavours within the previous year.
ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award—Celebrating Active Stewardship of Marine Ecosystems—Nominations by owners and yachting industry; selection by panel of judges.
The ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award celebrates stewardship of marine ecosystems. Environmental leadership, global oceanic conservation and resource preservation are prerequisites for nomination. The integration of environmental technologies and resource management with the goal of setting achievable standards and models for wide adaptation in the design, engineering and building of large yachts—and the use of the Earth’s waterways—are essential criteria.