Asia Boating Awards – 2018 Winners Announced

17 April, 2018
Asia Boating Awards 2018 - The Winners.

Asia Boating Awards 2018 – The Winners.


The 14th Asia Boating Awards organised by Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines were presented during a luxurious gala at ONE°15 Marina, Singapore ahead of the Singapore Yacht Show at ONE°15 Marina on Sentosa Island.

“Congratulations to this year’s Asia-Boating Awards winners and nominees. These are the brands, builders, yacht clubs, marinas, companies and people who are working so hard to keep up with the rapidly growing popularity of boating in the region,” says John Higginson, Editor-in-Chief of Asia-Pacific Boating magazine. “The great thing is, there are many others out there who deserve to be recognised for their efforts and hopefully we will see them nominated, and winning, in the years ahead.”

The prestigious Asia Boating Awards were presented in 26 categories, showcasing Asian builders and international brands, as well as Asian regattas and marinas.

“There are never a lack of opportunities in the Asian boating market, even during the economic slowdown,” says Samuel Xu, Editor-in-Chief of China Boating magazine. “We are glad to see that those who continued to invest the market in the past year are getting good returns, and as media we will keep pushing the market forward with all the brands.”

The list of nominees came from online polling of Asia-Pacific Boating and China 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 2018 Asia Boating Awards winners are:

Best Flybridge Yacht (up to 55ft)
Ferretti Yachts, FY550 restyling, Italy

Best Flybridge Yacht (above 55ft to 80ft)
Absolute Yachts, Absolute 58 Fly, Italy

Best Flybridge Yacht (above 80ft)
Monte Carlo Yachts, MCY 96, Italy

Best Yacht Design Innovation
Sanlorenzo, 52 Steel Seven Sins, Italy

Best Sportscruiser (up to 55ft)
Sunseeker, Predator 50, United Kingdom

Best Sportscruiser (above 55ft)
Princess Yachts, V65, United Kingdom

Best Asian Yacht Builder
Gulf Craft, United Arab Emirates

Best Multihull Motor Yacht (up to 50ft)
Aquila, Aquila 44, China

Best Multihull Motor Yacht (above 50ft)
Lagoon, Seventy 8, France

Best Asian Built Yacht
Horizon Yachts, FD85, Taiwan, China

Best Explorer Yacht
Numarine, Numarine 32 Explorer, Turkey

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

Best Brand Presence in Asia
Azimut Yachts

Best Recreational Boat (up to 45ft)
Sunreef Yachts, 40 Open Sunreef Power, Poland

Best Multihull Sailing Yacht (up to 50ft)
Fountaine Pajot, Saona 47, France

Best Multihull Sailing Yacht (above 50ft)
Sunreef Yachts, Sunreef 88 Double Deck, Poland

Best Custom Built Yacht
Benetti, Seasense, Italy

Best Semi-Custom Built Yacht (above 120ft)
AMELS, Lili, The Netherlands

Best Asian Regatta
Rolex China Sea Race, Hong Kong, China

Best Asian Marina
ONE° 15 Marina Sentosa Cove, Singapore

Best Asia-based Charter Company
Dunia Baru Adventures, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar

Best Monohull Sailing Yacht (up to 65ft)
Jeanneau, Sun Odyssey 440, France

Best Monohull Sailing Yacht (above 65ft)
Solaris, 68, Italy

Best Asian Boat Show
Singapore Yacht Show

Best Brand Presence in China

Personality of the Year
Gordon Hui, Chairman of Sunseeker, Hong Kong, China


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