Winner of the 2021 World Superyacht Awards

The world superyacht awards

The 16th annual BOAT International World Superyacht Awards took place in Monaco on Sunday, September 5th at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Complex. The World Superyacht Awards were created to recognize the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the most incredible luxury yachts from around the world. This event is known for its credibility, prestige, and glamor. It is a true honor to all those that are nominated and those that win. 


The incredible yacht BROADWATER was originally built by Feadship in 1994. Her refit was done by Royal Huisman’s Huisfit yard in Amsterdam. The star of this refit is Adam Voorhees, refit exterior and interior designer. Her interior was transformed from highly varnished woodwork, traditional moldings and leather furniture to a very spacious, bright, and light, extremely modern style while still being comfortable. Adam Voorhees is responsible for the owner’s previous yacht’s interior design for which he earned similar accolades.

Exterior REFit

The owner purchased this Feadship in late 2018 and put together a dream team that included a designer, two captains, and a project manager. This hand-picked team not only got the job done, but did it so well they received international recognition. This team finished the new superyacht BROADWATER with very few delays considering they were battling many restrictions from COVID-19 in 2020. 

One of the largest changes to the vessel was the four-meter hull extension and transom redesign that expanded the aft deck and allowed for a beach club. The beach club addition included a bar, seating and dayhead. This extension accommodates al fresco activities from dining and entertaining to watersports and ease of water access. The previously inaccessible flat roof protecting the original bridge deck aft became part of the sundeck. This allowed the addition of the daybed and redesign of the lounge area fitted with a custom dining table, bar and large spa pool. The sundeck is one of the crew’s favorite parts of the boat now. 

Interior Refit

On the main deck, the goal was to lighten up the interior from the previous dark woodwork. Designer Adam Voorhees added freeform furniture and organic shapes to create an atmosphere of casual movement within the main salon and dining area. The uniqueness of the furniture ties in the gorgeous artwork throughout. In each of the staterooms there are one-of-a-kind pieces above the headboards with different textures and colors to bring a special feel to each of the Feadship’s staterooms. 

When you step foot into the main salon you feel more awake from the bright white walls, the light interior furniture, and the pops of colors on the paintings. This space is sure to liven up anyone’s mood. The design is inspirational to create something modern while keeping it comfortable and cozy at the same time. Every piece of furniture and artwork has a story and a meaning behind it. Their team took the time to perfect the design and find exactly what they were looking for.

And the winner is... broadwater!

BROADWATER won the Neptune Award for best refit of 2021 at the World Superyacht Awards. We would like to congratulate BROADWATER‘s owner, Designer Adam Voorhees, Captain Jacob Ewing, Captain Mark Jones and Project Manager Peter Wilson for the acknowledgment of their incredible refit. 


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