The International Superyacht Society (ISS) announced the winners of the 2013 Design & Leadership Awards at a gala ceremony in Ft Lauderdale last week.

Now in their 23rd year, the awards recognise individuals and companies for their expertise, leadership and dedication to raising the standards of design, construction, maintenance, repair and operation of large yachts,

The 2013 ISS Design Award winners were as follows:

Best Sail 24m-40m: Pumula, Royal Huisman

Best Sail 40m-plus: Better Place, Wally

Best Refit: A2, Pendennis/Feadship

Best Power 24m-40m: Cary Ali, Alloy Yachts

Best Power 40m-65m: Excellence V, Abeking & Rasmussen

Best Power 65m-plus: Stella Maris, Viareggio Superyachts

Best Interior: Stella Maris, Viareggio Superyachts and Reverberi Design

The 2013 Excellence in Innovation Award went to Damen Shipyards for the Sea Axe fast yacht support.

Michael Moore of Moore & Company was named 2013 Business Person of the Year, while Heather Havens won the 2013 Distinguished Crew Award.

Giancarlo Ragnetti, CEO of Italy’s Perini Navi Group, received the 2013 Leadership Award.