North American Yacht Builders Nominated for Asia Boating Awards


Several North American yacht manufacturers, including Meridian, Marquis and Sea Ray, have been nominated for Asia Boating Awards. The awards will be presented on May 6 at the Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show running from May 6 to 8 inclusive.

Blu Inc Media organizes the Asia Boating Awards, now in its seventh year. The event will include award presentations in 23 categories, recognizing both Asian and international brands, as well as Asian regattas, marinas and yacht designers working in Asia.

Categories that North American boat builders were nominated for include:

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)

Best Production Motor Yacht (31 to 50 feet)
Maritimo – C47 Sports Cabriolet (Australia)
Sealine – F42 (UK)
B̩n̩teau РGran Tourismo 38 (France)
Riviera – 43 Flybridge (Australia)
Marquis -420 Sport Bridge (USA)
Jeanneau – Prestige 500 (France)
Sea Ray – 450 Sedan Bridge (USA)

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)

Best Production Sailing Yacht (Under 51 feet)
Jeanneau – Sun Odyssey 409 (France)
B̩n̩teau РSenSe 50 (France)
McConaghy – McConaghy Ker 40 (Australia)
J/Boats – J/111 (USA)
Hanse Yachts – Hanse 445 (Germany)

Best Brand Presence in Asia
Azimut (Italy)
Bénéteau (France)
Ferretti (Italy)
Horizon (Taiwan)
Sunseeker (UK)
Princess (UK)
Sea Ray (USA)