Langan Design Partners of Newport, R.I., has announced that Calliope, the firm’s latest motor yacht design is winner of the World Superyacht Award for the best Three-Deck Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yacht.
The yacht is designed for voyages to remote regions of the globe and accommodates the owner and eight guests. The interior was designed by Rhoades Young of Lymington, U.K., with interior styling by Candace Langan Design of Newport. For power Calliope has twin 2,000-hp marine diesels providing a top speed of 16.5 knots. Fuel range is 1,900 nm. The yacht was built at Holland Jachtbouw in the Netherlands.
The award is a fitting tribute to the firm’s founder, the late Bill Langan, who passed away in December 2010. Langan led the project from conception to the yacht’s launch in the summer of 2010.