The awards ceremony, held at the Monaco Opera House, represents the pinnacle of industry recognition for Superyacht designers, constructors and suppliers, so the presentation of a Neptune Trophy is considered a very powerful indicator of product excellence.

boats.comThe award’s key criteria include appearance, mechanical installation, functionality, ease of lifting and overall performance - and Richard Faulkner is plainly delighted to have won through: “We are thrilled to have been honoured with this award. Our success is due to a combination of skilled workmanship, uncompromising attention to detail and the dedication of the team.”

Compass Tenders also has a pair of 11-metre craft and a 7.35-metre D-RIB under construction for delivery in early 2013, plus several other high-profile projects in the pipeline.