Asia Boating Awards 2014 honouring the yachting industry’s best in Asia

The 10th edition of the Asia Boating Awards, jointly organised by Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines, honoured the yachting industry’s best in Asia and internationally. The awards serve as a benchmark for the industry in the Asia-Pacific region.The awards reaffirm brands and companies who are and who will keep on building the legacy of the yachting market.

The awards presentation was held on the first night of the annual Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show, one of the region’s premier yachting exhibitions.

“Everyone in the global yachting industry, like many others, is looking to succeed in Asia. The annual Asia Boating Awards night provides well-deserved recognition of the tremendous efforts put forth by the industry’s best in Asia,” commented Glen Watson, Editor-in-Chief, Asia-Pacific Boating


  • Best Asian Yacht Builder (25m and above) – Horizon Yachts, Taiwan/China;
  • Best Asian Yacht Builder (15m to 24m) – Gulf Craft, UAE;
  • Best Asian Built Yacht – NISI Yachts, NISI 1700 Vantage, China;
  • Best Worldwide Custom Built Yacht – Benetti Yachts, Lady Candy, Italy;
  • Best Worldwide Semi Custom Built Yacht (25m and above) – AMELS, Engelberg, The Netherlands;
  • Best Worldwide Production Motor Yacht (25m and above) – Monte Carlo Yachts, MCY 86, Italy;
  • Best Worldwide Production Motor Yacht (15m to 24m) – Sunseeker, Predator 80, United Kingdom;
  • Best Worldwide Production Motor Yacht (up to 15m) – Princess Yachts, Princess V39, United
  • Kingdom;
  • Best Worldwide Production Sailing Yacht (15m and above): Jeanneau, Jeanneau 64, France;
  • Best Worldwide Production Sailing Yacht (up to 15m): Solaris Yachts, ONE 48, Italy;
  • Best China Yacht Club / Marina of the Year: Sanya Serenity Marina;
  • Best Asian Yacht Club of the Year: Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Hong Kong;
  • Best Asian Marina of the Year: ONEº15 Marina Club, Singapore;
  • Asian Regatta of the Year – Rolex China Sea Race, Hong Kong / Philippines;
  • Personality of the Year – Arthur Tay;
  • Best Yacht Design of the Year – Heesen, Galactica Star, The Netherlands;
  • Best Asia-based Charter Company of the Year – Riviera Orientale-Yachting Society, Hong Kong;
  • Best Asia-based Charter Yacht of the Year – 70 Sunreef Power Damrak II, Poland;
  • Green Maritime Company of the Year – Marina at Keppel Bay, Singapore;
  • Best Brand Presence in China – Ferretti Yachts;
  • Best Brand Presence in Asia – Azimut Yachts.