Thursday, 8th May 2014
Chris Cecil Wright and the rest of the team at Cecil Wright & Partners are pleased to report MADAME GU won both her category (displacement motor yachts) and the top award of the year at the World Superyacht Awards in Amsterdam this weekend.
The panel of fifteen judges, voted unanimously for MADAME GU.
Chris was closely involved with the overall conception and build of MADAME GU, and would like to pass on his congratulations to the Owner, Henk de Vries of Feadship, Andrew Winch and all of the huge team involved.
Chris has now conceived and managed two winners of the top prize at the World Superyacht Awards, after the success of the Feadship TANGO in 2012.
Chris has a longstanding relationship with Feadship, having been responsible for the construction of some of the largest Feadships in recent years. Chris personally sold the concept of a new build yacht to the owner of MADAME GU, then assembled the build team, oversaw the writing of the specification, negotiated the build contract and managed the build. He even managed to extend the size of her from 88m to 99m after contracts were signed, but luckily before construction had started.
Having clocked up endless hours around the table with clients, designers, architects, joiners, and interior designers, Chris knows the level of work that goes into the negotiation of a new build project, in some cases years before hull construction starts. His role is to bring together a “dream team” who will create a yacht which as unique and high –spec as budget will allow – and this is certainly the case with MADAME GU.