Marcel Müller, the managing director of leading composite boat builder Green Marine, last Friday collected the award for best sailing yacht (25?40m) on behalf of the 100ft WallyCento Hamilton at the 2013 International Yacht & Aviation Awards.

The presentation was made at a well?attended ceremony held at the Connaught Hotel in the heart of London’s exclusive Mayfair district.

Hamilton currently represents the pinnacle in the design and engineering of supersailing yachts, delivering an outstanding Grand Prix racing experience together with a luxurious interior featuring all the amenities necessary for comfortable family cruising.

As he accepted the award on behalf of all those involved with the design and build of the boat, Marcel Müller paid tribute to Luca Bassani of Wally Yachts, whose inspiration opened the way for this new class, and to the owner of Hamilton who took this vision and assembled a project group capable of delivering a design that is practical and elegant together with the technological solutions that enable it to fulfil its enormous potential.

“This was an immensely challenging project that required all those involved to continuously develop new processes and techniques in order to meet the high performance, low weight targets set by the client,” added Marcel afterwards. “We were fortunate to work with leaders in their respective fields, including naval architect judel/vrolijk, interior designer and exterior stylist Design Unlimited, and Adriana Monk of Monk Design.”

The result is a stunning yacht above deck and below, with powerful yet graceful lines and a spacious, welcoming interior. Shown to the general public for the first time at last September’s Monaco Yacht Show, she stood out for both her looks and technological accomplishment.

Green Marine is based on the Solent on the south coast of England, and has built more winning composite racing yachts this decade than any other yard. Its state?of?the?art facility is currently working on a range of new projects including the next generation of Volvo Ocean Race contenders.