Asia Boating Awards 2011 announces nominees

The complete list of nominees for the upcoming Asia Boating Awards 2011 has now ...

Asia Boating Awards 2011 announces nominees

May 06, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

The complete list of nominees for the upcoming Asia Boating Awards 2011 has now been released, with some impressive surprises and the return of some industry stalwarts. Asian yacht builders have been growing in global market share and are now starting to get worldwide media recognition. The upcoming awards are sure to generate plenty of buzz, both in leisure marine media and in regional business media as well.

Asia Boating Awards 2011 announces nominees

Asia Boating Awards 2011 announces nominees

The Asia Boating Awards, now in its seventh year, is the region’s most established and respected event of its kind. This year sees awards in 23 categories, recognising Asian builders and international brands, as well as Asian regattas, marinas and yacht designers working in Asia. The pioneering Asia Boating Awards was the first event to recognise the efforts and successes of Asian yacht builders.

“There’s been an upswing in interest and respect from the world’s yacht buyers for what Asian yards can achieve, and the Asia Boating Awards have certainly helped to raise awareness globally,” said Ryan Swift, editor of Asia-Pacific Boating magazine.

The Asia Boating Awards will take place on May 6, on the first night of the Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show at the Hong Kong Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club, with live music and cocktails creating a fantastic night. The list of nominees comes from online polling of Asia-Pacific Boating readers, with final winners being determined by a panel of judges that have been selected for their ability to make informed, impartial decisions. The awards ceremony is organised by Blu Inc Media, publisher of Asia-Pacific Boating and its Chinese-language sister publication, China Boating.

Expedition Motor Yacht Big Fish Nominated for Asia Boating Awards 2011

Superyacht BIG FISH built by McMullen & Wing shipyard New Zealand Nominated for Asia Boating Awards 2011

Nominees for 2011 Asia Boating Awards

1. Best Asian Motor Yacht Builder (81 feet and up)

Horizon (Taiwan)

IAG Yachts (China)

Kha Shing (Taiwan)

Kingship (China)

Gulf Craft (UAE)

Accelera (China)

2. Best Asian Motor Yacht Builder (51 to 80 feet)

Tricon Marine (China)

Jet Tern Marine (China)

Grand Banks (Singapore/Malaysia)

Sunbird (China)

PAMA Yachts (China)

Norseman (Taiwan)

3.  Best Asian Motor Yacht Builder (31 to 50 feet)

Sino-Eagle Leopard (China)

Seat Boat (Thailand)

Shanghai Double Happiness (China)

86m Motor Yacht SEVEN SEAS by Oceanco Nominated for Asia Boating Awards 2011

86m Motor Yacht SEVEN SEAS by Oceanco Nominated for Asia Boating Awards 2011

4.  Best Custom Built Yacht (150 feet and up)

Oceanco – Sunrays (The Netherlands)

Royal Huisman – Twizzle (The Netherlands)

McMullen & Wing – Big Fish (New Zealand)

Perini Navi – Sailing Yacht Panthalassa (Italy)

Sunreef – 102 Catamaran IPHARRA (Poland)

Blohm & Voss – Superyacht Palladium (Germany)

CRN – Azteca (Italy)

Feadship – M/Y Lady Christine (The Netherlands)

Lürssen – Yacht Solemates (Germany)

Motor Yacht Family Day Nominated for Asia Boating Awards 2011

Motor Yacht Family Day Nominated for Asia Boating Awards 2011

5. Best Semi Custom Built Yacht (100 feet and up)

Codecasa – Family Day (Italy)

Moonen – M/Y Livia 97 (The Netherlands)

Amels – Limted Editions 171 Motor yacht Bel Abri (The Netherlands)

Heesen Yachts – Sky (The Netherlands)

Pershing 108 Motor Yacht Nominated for Asia Boating Awards 2011

Pershing 108 Motor Yacht Nominated for Asia Boating Awards 2011

6.  Best Production Motor Yacht (81 to 120 feet)

Princess – 32M (UK)

Sunseeker – 40M (UK)

Ferretti – Navetto 26 Crescendo (Italy)

Benetti – Delfino 93 (Italy)

Azimut – Azimut 95 (Italy)

Pershing – Pershing 108 (Italy)

7.  Best Production Motor Yacht (51 to 80 feet)

Monte Carlo Yachts – MCY 76 (Italy)

Sunseeker – Manhattan 73 (UK)

Vicem – 78 Cruiser (Turkey)

Fairline – Targa 58 Gran Tourismo (UK)

Azimut – Magellano 50 (Italy)

Meridian – 541 Sedan (USA)

Grand Banks – 53 Aleutian RP (Singapore/Malaysia)

8.  Best Production Motor Yacht (31 to 50 feet)

Maritimo – C47 Sports Cabriolet (Australia)

Sealine – F42 (UK)

Bénéteau – Gran Tourismo 38 (France)

Riviera – 43 Flybridge (Australia)

Marquis -420 Sport Bridge (USA)

Jeanneau – Prestige 500 (France)

Sea Ray – 450 Sedan Bridge (USA)

Super Yacht Aiyana Nominated for Asia Boating Awards 2011

Super Yacht Aiyana Nominated for Asia Boating Awards 2011

9.  Best Production Sailing Yacht (51 feet and up)

Friendship Yacht Company – Friendship 75 (USA)

Carbon Ocean Yachts – Aegir 82 (USA)

Nautor’s Swan – Swan 80 (Finland)

Oyster – Oyster 885 (UK)

Alia Yachts – Alia 82 Aiyana (Turkey)

10.  Best Production Sailing Yacht (Under 51 feet)

Jeanneau – Sun Odyssey 409 (France)

Bénéteau – SenSe 50 (France)

McConaghy – McConaghy Ker 40 (Australia)

J/Boats – J/111 (USA)

Hanse Yachts – Hanse 445 (Germany)

11. Best Production Multihull

Nautitech – Nautitech 441 (France)

Fontaine Pajot – Galathea 65 (France)

Alliaura – Privilege 645 (France)

Lagoon – Lagoon 560 (France)

Composite Catamarans – Andaman Cabriolet (Thailand)

Leopard Catamarans – Leopard 39 (China)

ONE°15 Marina, Singapore

ONE°15 Marina, Singapore

12.  Best Asian Marina of the Year

ONE°15 Marina Club (Singapore)

Hong Kong Marina (Hong Kong)

Yacht Haven Marina Phuket (Thailand)

Marina at Keppel Bay (Singapore)

Hong Kong Gold Coast Yacht & Country Club Marina (Hong Kong)

Ao Po Grand Marina (Thailand)

13.  Best Asian Yacht Club of the Year

Aberdeen Boat Club (Hong Kong)

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (Hong Kong)

Republic of Singapore Yacht Club (Singapore)

Ocean Marina Yacht Club (Thailand)

Royal Langkawi Yacht Club (Malaysia)

Longcheer Yacht Club (China)

Sailing yacht Montigne Nominated for Asia Boating Awards 2011

Sailing yacht Montigne Nominated for Asia Boating Awards 2011

14.  Best Asia-based Charter Yacht

Traditional Yacht Silolona

S/Y Montigne

Schooner Raja Laut

Charter Yacht Asia

15. Best Asia-based Charter Company

Asia Marine (Thailand)

Asia Yacht Agency (Thailand)

Simpson Marine

Asia Pacific Superyachts

Sunsail Asia

The Moorings (Asia)

16.  Best Asian Maritime Capital

Hong Kong

Phuket

Singapore

Sanya, China

Xiamen, China

17.  Personality of the Year

Simon James

Tudor John

Olivier Burlot

John Lu

YP Loke

18.  Best Asian Regatta of the Year

Six Senses Phuket Raceweek (Thailand)

Top of the gulf Regatta (Thailand)

China Coast Week (Hong Kong)

Sawadee.com Regatta Samui (Thailand)

The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta (Thailand)

The Monsoon Cup (Malaysia)

19.  Best Print Ad of the Year

Oceanco – APB Nov/Dec 2010

Riva 86 Domino – CB July/Aug 2010

Oyster – APB Nov/Dec 2010

Sunbrella – APB Mar/Apr 2011

Custom Line – APB Sep/Oct 2010

Amels – APB Mar/Apr 2011

Couach – CB Jan/Feb 2011

Lurssen – CB Mar/Apr 2010

20. Best Brand Presence in Asia

Azimut (Italy)

Bénéteau (France)

Ferretti (Italy)

Horizon (Taiwan)

Sunseeker (UK)

Princess (UK)

Sea Ray (USA)

Super Yacht Exuma Nominated for Asia Boating Awards 2011

Super Yacht Exuma Nominated for Asia Boating Awards 2011

21.  Most Innovative Yacht Design of the Year

Royal Huisman – Twizzle (The Netherlands)

Monte Carlo Yachts – MCY 76 (Italy)

Perini Navi – Exuma (Italy)

McMullen & Wing – Expedition Yacht Big Fish (New Zealand)

Rogers Yacht Design- Aegir 82 (UK)

Tricon Marine – NISI 2400 (China)

22.  Yacht Designer in Asia of the Year

Morelli Melvin

Albert Nazarov

JC Espinosa

Guido de Groot

Ward Setzer

Greg C Marshall

23. ‘Green’ Maritime Company of the Year

Grand Banks (Singapore/Malaysia)

Horizon (Taiwan)

Marina at Keppel Bay (Singapore)

Kingship (China)

Sino Eagle & Leopard (China)

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