Sunseeker's 131 Yacht Elysium is shortlisted for the 2019 World Superyacht Awards

Sunseeker is delighted to announce that M/Y Elysium, an exceptionally well customised 131 Yacht, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts - 40m and above’ category at this year’s World Superyacht Awards.

Taking place in London, from 16 to 18 May, the 14th annual edition of the World Superyacht Awards will recognise the remarkable innovation, design, engineering and construction of the finest superyachts from around the globe. Measuring at 40.1 metres in length, M/Y Elysium builds on the remarkable success of Sunseeker’s proven superyacht platform with the experienced owner stating that “a large part of this yacht’s success is due to Sunseeker’s exceptionally well-regarded Bespoke offering that allows owners to vary the interior and exterior configuration, finishings and equipment.”

M/Y Elysium is very special in this regard, being the most customized 131 Yacht ever made. The entire upper deck aft of the main bridge was configured to incorporate a Master Stateroom, Dressing Room, En Suite and Technogym to give unprecedented privacy and space with direct access to both the lower helm, an extended private deck and the ‘Skydeck’ above, complete with its own exterior helm.

Forward on the bow is plenty of seating, dining and sunbathing space complete with a sizeable plunge pool offering extended privacy wherever the yacht is moored.

One of the yacht’s key features is her floor-to-ceiling glazing, naturally illuminating the luxurious bespoke interiors, creating a light-filled, comfortable and enjoyable environment for the owner and guests. A simplistic design reflecting ‘refined luxury’ is a most challenging balance to achieve. Key to this was the natural open-grain oak satin wood panelling providing the blank canvas to develop the rest of the interior. Inspiration from haute couture retail interiors provides a classic, timeless finish that is both soothing, comfortable and homely; an honest and coherent reflection of the family’s wishes.

With her extravagant staterooms and luxurious, relaxing upper saloon, she exemplifies the latest in Sunseeker’s cutting-edge design and innovative build processes. M/Y Elysium’s interior configuration has been designed to accommodate up to 12 guests comfortably in five cabins whilst carrying up to eight crew.

As a Sunseeker superyacht, the 131 Yacht allows owners to tailor every element of the interior design and layout to their personal preferences, as so readily embraced by M/Y Elysium. When customers want something even more distinctive, they can create a Sunseeker that reflects their tastes and lifestyle perfectly with the company’s ‘Bespoke’ customisation service. Working with Sunseeker’s in-house team, customers can create a yacht which is truly their own.

Commenting on the nomination, Sean Robertson, Sales Director of Sunseeker International, said: “We are delighted that Elysium has been shortlisted at The World Superyacht Awards. Her daring design and craftsmanship epitomise what the Sunseeker brand stands for. Given the owner’s innate understanding of the design process and a specification uniquely tailored to his enjoyment of the yacht, it is by no means a surprise that she has been shortlisted for this award.

“The 131 Yacht has been part of the Sunseeker family since we introduced the model to the current range in 2016, selling five models prior to launch. The strong global appeal for a yacht of this size continues unabated and we continue to see demand from new and existing customers from all around the world.”

The prestigious awards ceremony, which has previously taken place in Venice, Amsterdam and most recently Florence, will celebrate with an awards ceremony in London. The World Superyacht Awards welcome the elite of the superyacht world, owners and industry experts to come together to recognise the finest superyachts launched throughout 2018.