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Best Motor Yacht of the Year Was Chosen: Dilbar

Each year in May, there is a specific prize that every luxury superyacht owner simply needs to own it. And this year that special prize was offered during a celebration in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. The lucky winner was named a 156 beast and conqueror of the waves, Dilbar.

Best Motor Yacht of the Year Was Chosen: Dilbar

According to, the jewel in the crown of the Yachting Awards is the “Motor Yacht of the Year Award” which recognizes the very best motor yacht delivered in 2016. It is selected from all of the award winners in the motor yacht categories by a panel of esteemed judges.



Lürssen’s superyacht Dilbar was named Motor Yacht of the Year 2017 after the judges were dazzled by her outstanding design. “One of the most complex and challenging yachts to be built”, the judges described her “as the most spectacular yacht they had ever seen and a clear winner for this prestigious award.”

Best Motor Yacht of the Year Was Chosen: Dilbar

Dilbar also won in her category for “Displacement Motoryacht 3,000 GT and Above”. The rules of the event dictate that should only one yacht be entered in a class, this class is amalgamated with the most appropriate alternative. Dilbar, being the only vessel to qualify for the ‘Displacement Yachts of above 3,000 GT’ class, was therefore placed in the class below. But when it came to judging, the judges decided that it was impossible to fairly decide a winner for this class when Dilbar was seven times larger in terms of Gross Tonnage (a measure of internal volume) than the next largest yacht!

Best Motor Yacht of the Year Was Chosen: Dilbar

The judges that visited Dilbar unanimously stated that Dilbar is the most spectacular yacht they have ever seen.

Main Data Dilbar


Loa: 156 m / 511’8’’

Beam: 23.50 m / 77’1’’

Draught: 6.0 m / 19’7”

Speed: 22,5 kn

Gross Tonnage: 15,917 t

Owner/Guest area: 3,800 sqm

Builder / Naval Architecture: Lürssen Yachts

Exterior Designer:Espen Oeino International

Interior Designer: Winch Design

Best Motor Yacht of the Year Was Chosen: Dilbar

About Lürssen

The German yacht-builder Lürssen has earned an international reputation as the No. 1 specialist in exclusive, custom-built yachts. The privately run company was founded in 1875 and remains solely in the hands of the 4th generation of the Lürssen family. With a workforce of 2800, Lürssen maintains eight state-of-the-art facilities at Bremen-Aumund, Lemwerder, Berne, Rendsburg, Wilhelmshaven, Wolgast and two yards in Hamburg. Its main headquarters are located in Bremen.

George Smith