The International Superyacht Society (ISS) has announced that its annual Awards of Distinction are now open. Nominations come from international yachting enthusiasts and the superyacht industry. The ceremony is held to celebrate personal triumph from crew to the corporate office and for ocean stewardship.

ISS’s 2014 Awards of Distinction will be presented during ISS’s International Awards for Design & Leadership Gala, which kicks off the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show annually.

Nominations are required for:

ISS Business (Person) of the Year

ISS Distinguished Crew Award

ISS Excellence in Innovation

ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award (celebrating stewardship of marine ecosystems)

ISS Leadership Award

Nominations Process:

ISS requests that nominations be made prior to 29 August 2014. The nomination form is available on the International Superyacht Society website. Those nominating are requested to complete and submit the form following instruction provided therein; the form may also be printed and faxed to 954.525.4325. Once received, the nomination will be forwarded to the appropriate committee and ISS Board of Directors.