We are half way through 2015 and the best performing boats, nominees and award winners, are already making their presence felt! We bring you the brands available in India and their models which are gaining accolades and recognition around the world in 2015. Starting with the recently held Asian Boating Awards 2015 which presented 21 categories, covering Asian super yacht builders and international yacht brands, as well as Asian regattas and luxury yacht marinas. The list of nominees came from online election of Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating readers, with the winners chosen by a panel of judges selected for their expertise as well as their ability to make knowledgeable, unbiased decisions.
Gulf Craft, Majesty 122, UAE
Best Asian Built Yacht Award – Gulf Craft, Majesty 122, UAE
Best Brand Presence in China Award – Ferretti Group
The best and finest in Europe’s boat industry are awarded the ‘Oscars of Water Sports’ every year: this is the twelfth time the international European Yacht of the Year awards are presented. The European Yacht of the Year is the most thorough competition there is for production boats, the only one that comprises 11 different magazines, from 11 different European nations, testing 25 yachts in five different categories, over two weeks in two different seas.
Family Cruiser category Nominee – Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 349 and Nautitech Open 40
Performance Cruiser category Nominee – Dehler 46 and Jeanneau Sun Fast 3600
Best dinghy award: Topper Topaz Argo
Performance Boats Nominees: Jeanneau 3200
Best Domestic and Best Import Boat Nominees: Hanse 505 & 575, Jeanneau SO 349 & Jeanneau Sun Fast 3600
Power boats up to 25 feet Nominee: Rinker 200 Captiva MTX
Power boats up to 35 feet Nominee: Quicksilver Activ 805
Power boats above 45 feet Nominee: Prestige 750
Tooper Topaz Argo
Rinker 200 Captiva MTX
The 2015 Motor Boat Awards, sponsored by Pantaenius and hosted by Motor Boat & Yachting and YBW.com, are the industry’s ultimate definition of excellence. The nine categories for boats cover all types and sizes of motor-powered craft from 18ft starter boats to 140ft custom yachts. A further tenth award is the Garmin Outstanding Service Award, recognising exceptional customer service within the industry, nominations for which are made by public vote.
Starter Boats Nominees: Jeanneau Merry Fisher 695 Marlin, Quicksilver Activ 855
Performance and Sports Boats Nominees: Regal 2550 Cuddy
Regal 2550 Cuddy
Filippetti Navetta 30, Gatsby
Special mention for the Filippetti Navetta 30, Gatsby to be nominated for:
ShowBoats Design Awards 2015 -Environmental protection Award Finalist, and
World Superyacht Awards 2015 – Displacement Motor Yachts of below 500GT – 30m to 42.99m
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