BY APB Staff on 10 Apr 2019

"Asia-Pacific Boating"'s 15th annual awards ceremony recognises the cream of the crop in Asia's yachting scene

The 15th Asia Boating Awards organised by Asia-Pacific Boating magazine were presented during a luxurious gala at Capitol Theatre, Singapore ahead of the Singapore Yacht Show at ONE°15 Marina on Sentosa Island.

“Congratulations to all of 2019’s Asia Boating Awards winners and all nominees,” said Andrew Dembina, Editor-in-Chief of Asia-Pacific Boating magazine. “These are the current cream of the brands, builders, yacht clubs, marinas, and associated companies and people who directly affect the continued rapid growth in the popularity of boating across the region.”

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“Of course, many others out there deserve recognition and possibly accolades for their efforts, and hopefully we will see them nominated and indeed winning, in the years ahead,” Dembina continues.

The prestigious annual Asia Boating Awards were presented in 25 categories, showcasing Asian builders and international brands, as well as Asian regattas and marinas. The list of nominees came from online polling of Asia-Pacific Boating readers, with the winners determined by a panel of judges selected for their expertise, as well as their ability to make informed and impartial decisions.

The 2019 Asia Boating Awards winners are:

Best Asian Yacht Builder
Horizon Yachts (Taiwan, China)

Best Asian-Built Yacht
Aquila 32 (China)

Best Custom-Built Yacht
Benetti Spectre (Italy)

Best Semi-Custom-Built Yacht (above 120ft)
Amels Volpini 2 (Netherlands)

Best Sportscruiser (up to 55ft)
Prestige 520S (France)

Best Sportscruiser (above 55ft)
Sunseeker 74 Sport Yacht (United Kingdom)

Best Flybridge Yacht (up to 55ft)
Absolute Navetta 48 (Italy)

Best Flybridge Yacht (above 55ft to 80ft)
MCY 70 (Italy)

Best Flybridge Yacht (above 80ft to 110ft)
Riva 110 Dolcevita (Italy)

Best Flybridge Yacht (above 110ft)
Custom Line 120 (Italy)

Best Explorer Yacht
Sanlorenzo 500EXP (Italy)

Best Recreational Boat (up to 45ft)
Fjord 44 Coupe (Germany)

Best Multihull Motor Yacht (up to 50ft)
Fountaine Pajot MY 40 (France)

Best Multihull Motor Yacht (above 50ft)
Moana 56 (China)

Best Multihull Sailing Yacht
Lagoon 46 (France)

Best Monohull Sailing Yacht (up to 55ft)
Solaris 47 (Italy)

Best Monohull Sailing Yacht (above 55ft)
CNB 66 (France)

Best Yacht Design Innovation
Princess R35 (United Kingdom)

Best Asian Marina
ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove, Singapore

Best Asian Yacht Club
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (Hong Kong, China)

Best Asian Regatta
China Coast Regatta (Hong Kong, China)

Best Asia-Based Yacht Brokerage
Simpson Marine (Hong Kong, China)

Best Brand Presence in China

Best Brand Presence in Asia
Azimut Yachts

Best Contribution to the Asian Marina Industry
Arthur Tay

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