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2016 Asia Boating Awards Presented at ONE°15 Marina Club, Singapore Yacht Show launch

The 12th Asia Boating Awards organised by Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines were presented during a luxurious gala at ONE°15 Marina Club, Singapore on the opening night of the Singapore Yacht Show (April 7-10).

The prestigious Asia Boating Awards were presented in 25 categories, showcasing Asian builders and international brands, as well as Asian regattas and marinas. This year, nomination criteria have been refined and categories streamlined for each award,  four new categories were also opened up which includes the Best Multihull Motor Yacht, Best Multihull Sailing Yacht, Best Asian Yacht Refit and Best Asian Boat Show due to popular demand and industry trends.

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, impartial decisions.

The 2016 Asia Boating Awards winners are:

Best Asian Motor Yacht Builder
Gulf Craft, United Arab Emirates

Best Asian Sailing Yacht Builder
McConaghy Boats, China

Best Asian Built Yacht
Horizon Yacht, RP 120, Taiwan, China

Best Custom Built Yacht
Benetti, 11·11, Italy

Best Semi Custom Built Yacht (25m and above)
AMELS, MADAME KATE, The Netherlands

Best Production Motor Yacht (25m and above)
Sunseeker, 155, UK

Best Production Motor Yacht (15m to 24m)
Princess, 75 MY, UK

Best Production Motor Yacht (up to 15m)
Azimut Yachts, Azimut Atlantis 43, Italy

Best Production Sailing Yacht (20m and above)
Nautor’s Swan, Swan 115 S, Finland

Best Production Sailing Yacht (up to 20m)
Jeanneau, Jeanneau 54, France

Best Multihull Motor Yacht
Sunreef, 70 Power Blue Deer, Poland

Best Multihull Sailing Yacht
Lagoon, Lagoon 42, France

Best Asian Yacht Refit
Yacht Solutions, SURI, Thailand

Best Yacht Design
Lürssen, Lady Lara, Germany

Best China Marina
Sanya Serenity Marina, Sanya

Best Asian Marina
ONE°15 Marina Club, Singapore

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

Best Asian Regatta
Phuket Kings Cup, Thailand

Best Asian Boat Show
Singapore Yacht Show, Singapore

Best Asia-based Charter Company
Northrop and Johnson, Hong Kong, China

Best Asia-based Charter Yacht
Saluzi, Australia

Green Maritime Company of the Year
Poralu Marine, France

Best Brand Presence in China
Ferretti Group

Best Brand Presence in Asia
Simpson Marine

Personality of the Year
Carla Demaria