ISS Yacht Design, Leadership and Awards of Distinction

Yachts to be nominated by Yacht Builders, Designers & Refit Yards only

  • Eligible vessels must be custom built and 24 meters (78ft+) and up
  • Completed, launched and delivered between May 1 of the previous calendar through April 30 of current year.
    • Power 24m-40m
    • Power 40m-65m
    • Power 65m+
    • Sail 24m-40m
    • Sail 40 M +
    • Best Interior – Power or Sail
    • Best Refit – Power or Sail

For questions regarding Yacht Nominations contact Vanessa Stuart on +1 954-525-6625 or e-mail Yacht Registration closes May 30, 2018

ISS Leadership Award — Nominations sought from ISS Board of Directors and the Previous Leadership Awards Winners whom also serves as the Judges with the previous year winner being the Committee Chairman - sponsored and presented by the Robb Report.

This Award honors an individual (or company) whose distinctive work and commitment to the industry has contributed to the growth of the superyacht community worldwide over the years. The Leadership Award is chosen by the Previous Award Recipients to honor a new award recipient to this distinctive group of Esteemed Industry Individuals.

Innovation Award — Nominations by the Yachting Industry

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.

Person/Business of the Year — Nominations by the Yachting Industry

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

Recognizes yacht crew whose distinguished acts of service best exemplify the standards to which professional yacht crew aspire within the previous year.

ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award — Nominations by Owners and Yachting Industry

The ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award — Celebrating Active Stewardship of Marine Ecosystems

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. Nominations come from the industry. Voting for five finalists is conducted by active ISS membership and the ISS Board of Directors; a panel of judges rates finalists with Fabien Cousteau takes an active role in assessing nominees’ qualifications and environmental mission and making final selection if need be.

ISS requests that nominations for "Awards of Distinction" be made prior to

Those nominating are requested to complete and submit the form following instruction provided therein; the form may also be printed and faxed to 954.525.4325. Once received, the nomination will be forwarded to the appropriate committee and ISS Board of Directors.


For questions regarding Awards of Distinction contact Norma Trease, ISS Awards of Distinction Chair:
Telephone +1 954.478.7448, or +33(0)6 8561 6065