Our Mission is to Ensure Sustainability & Excellence in the Global Yachting Industry
ISS was founded in 1989 and represents the large yacht industry. Our mission is delivered by building alliances worldwide with regional and functional associations; to serve as a communications conduit for issues affecting the marketplace, owners, crew and industry members; and to recognise achievement as well as provide educational opportunities and networking events.
The organisation is member driven and reliant on the volunteer work of Board and regular members supported by our marketing and administrative staff. Our funding comes from our members and sponsors which in turn enables the ISS to work on initiatives that benefit the large yacht industry as a whole.
2018 DESIGN AND LEADERSHIP AWARDS
Now in it's 28th year, the prestigious International Superyacht Society's Design and Leadership Awards were created in 1990, to focus attention on the outstanding achievements in construction and design of Superyachts. Finalists for the Awards are selected from a list of eligible vessels, above 24 meters, which were completed in the previous calendar year. All active members of the International Superyacht Society select five finalists, that they deem to be the 'Best Designs'.