SUNRAYS Wins 2010 International Superyacht Society (ISS) Award

By Oceanco, PRNE
Wednesday, November 3, 2010

ALBLASSERDAM, The Netherlands, November 4, 2010 - Oceanco's recent launch, M/Y SUNRAYS, has won the 2010 ISS Design and
Leadership Award for Best Power Yacht in the 65m+ category. The award, which
represents a superlative achievement, was presented on October 28th, the
first night of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, at the 20th
Anniversary ISS Awards Gala.

The ISS Design and Leadership Award, which is judged by an experienced
peer group of yacht designers and professionals, is proof of the continued
excellence Oceanco has achieved in producing some of the most sophisticated
and innovative luxury superyachts in the world. The award signifies a very
important achievement and underscores Oceanco's commitment to designing and
building acclaimed superyachts of exceptional craftsmanship, style and

SUNRAYS, an 85.5m (280.5ft) full displacement superyacht, has twin
3,492kW MTU 16V 595 TE 70 engines and can achieve a maximum speed of 20
knots. She is extremely recognizable because of her distinctive teal-colored
hull, flared bow and a curvy aluminum superstructure created by the artful
Bjorn Johansson Design. Her stately contemporary interior is the work of
Terence Disdale Design. SUNRAYS represents a collaborative team effort among
Oceanco, the Designers, and Burgess, who provided the technical supervision
for the Owner.

Disdale struck an emotional chord with all those present in the audience
when he took the microphone and paid heartfelt tribute to Johansson, who
tragically passed away during the construction of the yacht. It was a
jubilant and emotional moment on stage as the award was collected by Sally
and Christopher Johansson
on behalf of their son, Bjorn Johansson. In concert
with Terence Disdale's comments, Oceanco also dedicated the award to friend
and colleague, Bjorn Johansson.

For more information please contact Michele Flandin in Monaco T +377-9310-0281 / mflandin at or Paris Baloumis in The Netherlands T +31-78-6995-399 / parisb at

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