The best of the yachting industry in Asia recognized at BMW Asia Boating Awards 2013

Individuals, clubs and companies who are making Asia the world’s up-an-coming yachting hub will be honored during the
ninth annual BMW Asia Boating Awards 2013. The trophy held on March 29 at the Sanya Intercontinental Resort and will be
hosted by Asia-Pacific Boating, China Boating and official title sponsor BMW.

Awards will be presented in twenty different categories including Best Asian Yacht Builder (15m to 30m), Best Custom Built Yacht, Best Production Motor Yacht (24m to 40m), Asian Marina of the Year, Asian Regatta of the Year, Best Yacht Design of the Year and Best Asia-based Charter Company.

The Asia Boating Awards are our way of recognising the best of boating in Asia. This exciting region is changing rapidly into one of the world’s yachting hot spots, with amazing destinations, new marinas, eager yacht builders and of course, plenty of purchasing power. The Asia Boating Awards is a chance for the Asia-Pacific to shine before the world, for the winners and nominees alike,” said Ryan Swift, Editor-in-Chief, Asia Pacific Boating.

The Asia Boating Awards 2013 will be held on March 29, one day prior the start of the Hainan Rendez-Vous, at the InterContinental Sanya Resort.

The complete list of nominees for the upcoming BMW Asia Boating Awards 2013:

Best Asian Yacht Builder (30m and up)

Gulf Craft, Ajman, UAE
Horizon Yachts, Taiwan
Kingship, Hong Kong/China
KSE | Monte Fino Yachts, Taiwan
Ocean Alexander, Taiwan


Best Asian Yacht Builder (15m to 30m)

Dafeiyang Yacht, China
Gulf Craft, Ajman, UAE
Horizon Yachts, Taiwan
Hudson Yacht & Marine, China
McConaghy, China
NISI Yachts, China
Sunbird Yacht, China


Best Asian Built Yacht

Dafeiyang Yacht, V90FT, China
Gulf Craft, Majesty 135, Umm Al Quwain, UAE
Hudson Yacht & Marine, Gunboat 60, China
KSE | Monte Fino Yachts, 85 ecHo, Taiwan
NISI Yachts, NISI 2400GT, China
Ocean Alexander, 90 Motoryacht, Taiwan
Best Custom Built Yacht

Heesen Yachts, Galactica Plus, The Netherlands
Lürssen, Quattroelle, Germany
Rossinavi, Aslec 4, Italy
Royal Huisman, Kamaxitha, Holland


Best Semi Custom Built Yacht (30m and up)

Amels, Step One, The Netherlands
Benetti, Classic Supreme 132 Petrus II, Italy
Feadship, Blue Sky, The Netherlands
Heesen Yachts, Lady Petra, The Netherlands
Sanlorenzo, SD122 Lady Cecilia, Italy
Best Production Motor Yacht (24m to 40m)

Azimut, Grande 100, Italy
Ferretti Group, F870, Italy
Princess Yachts, Princess 40M, UK
Sunseeker, Predator 80, UK
Best Production Motor Yacht (15m to 24m)

Absolute Yachts, 72 Fly, Italy
Beneteau, Monte Carlo Yachts, MCY 70, France/Italy
Delta, 54 Carbon Cruiser, Sweden
Ferretti Group, F690, Italy
Jeanneau, Prestige 620S, France
Marquis, 630 Sports Yacht, USA
Pearl Motor Yachts, Pearl 75, UK
Sea Ray Boats, 510 Sundancer, USA
Sunseeker, Predator 68, UK
Best Production Motor Yacht (up to 15m)

Art of Kinetik, Antagonist, Serbia
Azimut, Magellano 43, Italy
Bavaria, Virtess 420, Germany
Beneteau, Monte Carlo Yachts, MC5, France
Jeanneau, Prestige 450, France
Best Production Sailing Yacht (15m to 30m)

Bavaria, Cruiser 56, Germany
Beneteau, Oceanis 55, France
Jeanneau, Sun Odyssey 509, France
Leopard, Leopard 58, South Africa
Best Production Sailing Yacht (up to 15m)

Bavaria, Vision 46, Germany
Beneteau, Sense 46, France
Dufour Yachts, 500 Grand’ Large, France
Fountaine Pajot, Hélia 44, France
Jeanneau, Sun Odyssey 469, France
Leopard, Leopard 48, South Africa


Asian Marina of the Year

Nansha Marina, China
Ocean Marina, Thailand
ONE°15 Marina Club, Singapore
Serenity Marina, China
Yacht Haven Phuket, Thailand


Asian Yacht Club of the Year

Aberdeen Boat Club, Hong Kong
Ao Chalong Yacht Club, Thailand
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Hong Kong
Visun Royal Yacht Club, China
Yalong Bay Yacht Club, China


Asian Regatta of the Year

Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, Thailand
China Coast Regatta, Hong Kong
China Cup International Regatta, China
Top of the Gulf Regatta, Thailand
Asian-base Charter Yacht of the Year

Sunreef Yachts, CHE, Poland
Expedition Yacht, M/Y Salila, Indonesia
Royal Huisman, S/Y Twizzle, Holland


Personality of the Year

Bill Gasson
Delphine Lignieres
John Lu
Jonathan Rankine
Mike Simpson
Simon James
Print Ad of the Year

Beneteau, Monte Carlo Yachts
Heesen Yachts, Quinta Essentia
Simpson Marine
Best Yacht Design of the Year

Beneteau, Monte Carlo Yachts, MC5, France
Heesen Yachts, My Secret, The Netherlands
Marquis, 630 Sport Yacht, USA
Pershing, P82, Italy
Sea Ray Boats, 510 Sundancer, USA
Sunseeker, Predator 68, UK
Best Yacht Designer of Asia of the Year

Dixon Yacht Design
Jason Ker
Nigel Irens
Renaud Bañuls
Best Asia-based Charter Company

Asia Marine
Northrop and Johnson
Simpson Marine
Best Brand Presence in Asia

Sea Ray