This year’s awards were presented in 25 categories

Now a regular part of the programme associated with the Singapore Yacht Show (SYS), the annual Asia Boating Awards were presented this week.

The awards were presented in 25 categories, showcasing Asian builders and international brands, as well as Asian regattas and marinas. The list of nominees came from online polling of Asia-Pacific Boating readers, with the winners determined by a panel of judges.

“Congratulations to all of 2019’s Asia Boating Awards winners and all nominees,” said Andrew Dembina, editor-in-chief of Asia-Pacific Boating magazine. “These are the current cream of the brands, builders, yacht clubs, marinas, and associated companies and people who directly affect the continued rapid growth in the popularity of boating across the region. Of course, many others out there deserve recognition and possibly accolades for their efforts.”

The 2019 Asia Boating Awards winners are:

  • Best Asian Yacht Builder - Horizon Yachts (Taiwan, China)
  • Best Asian-Built Yacht - Aquila 32 (China)
  • Best Custom-Built Yacht - Benetti Spectre (Italy)
  • Best Semi-Custom-Built Yacht (above 120ft) - Amels Volpini 2 (Netherlands)
  • Best Sportscruiser (up to 55ft) - Prestige 520S (France)
  • Best Sportscruiser (above 55ft) - Sunseeker 74 Sport Yacht (United Kingdom)
  • Best Flybridge Yacht (up to 55ft) - Absolute Navetta 48 (Italy)
  • Best Flybridge Yacht (above 55ft to 80ft) - MCY 70 (Italy)
  • Best Flybridge Yacht (above 80ft to 110ft) - Riva 110 Dolcevita (Italy)
  • Best Flybridge Yacht (above 110ft) - Custom Line 120 (Italy)
  • Best Explorer Yacht - Sanlorenzo 500EXP (Italy)
  • Best Recreational Boat (up to 45ft) - Fjord 44 Coupe (Germany)
  • Best Multihull Motor Yacht (up to 50ft) - Fountaine Pajot MY 40 (France)
  • Best Multihull Motor Yacht (above 50ft) - Moana 56 (China)
  • Best Multihull Sailing Yacht - Lagoon 46 (France)
  • Best Monohull Sailing Yacht (up to 55ft) - Solaris 47 (Italy)
  • Best Monohull Sailing Yacht (above 55ft) - CNB 66 (France)
  • Best Yacht Design Innovation - Princess R35 (United Kingdom)
  • Best Asian Marina - ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove, Singapore
  • Best Asian Yacht Club - Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (Hong Kong, China)
  • Best Asian Regatta - China Coast Regatta (Hong Kong, China)
  • Best Asia-Based Yacht Brokerage - Simpson Marine (Hong Kong, China)
  • Best Brand Presence in China - Beneteau
  • Best Brand Presence in Asia - Azimut Yachts
  • Best Contribution to the Asian Marina Industry - Arthur Tay