Hong Kong and the Netherlands lead 2011 Asia Boating Awards

Hong Kong and the Netherlands lead 2011 Asia Boating Awards

The Hong Kong yachting scene excelled in this year’s Asia Boating Awards, winning three awards in total. Richard Beattie received the award for Most Innovative Yacht Design of the Year for his McMullen and Wing custom build Big Fish. The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club won Best Asian Yacht Club of the Year, with the Hong Kong Gold Coast Yacht Club winning Best Asian Marina of the Year too.

Also making a strong appearance at the awards were Dutch yacht builders, widely recognised as being among the best in the world. Royal Huisman, famous for building customised sailing superyachts, won Best Custom Built Yacht for Twizzle. Also awarded were Amels Holland, famous for their series of semi-customised superyachts.

The full list of Asia Boating Awards Winners 2011 are:
Best Custom Built Yacht: Royal Huisman – Twizzle (The Netherlands)
Best Semi Custom Built Yacht (100 feet and up):
Amels – Limited Edition 171 Bel Abri (The Netherlands)
Most Innovative Yacht Design of the Year: McMullen & Wing – Big Fish (New Zealand)
Yacht Designer in Asia of the Year: Morrelli & Melvin (USA)
‘Green’ Maritime Company of the Year: Marina at Keppel Bay (Singapore)
Best Print Ad of the Year: Riva 86 Domino – CB July/Aug 2010
Best Asian Yacht Club of the Year: Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (Hong Kong)
Best Asian Marina of the Year: Hong Kong Gold Coast Yacht & Country Club (Hong Kong)
Best Asian Motor Yacht Builder (81 feet and up): Horizon (Taiwan)
Best Asian Motor Yacht Builder (51 to 80 feet): Sunbird Yacht (China)
Best Asian Motor Yacht Builder (31 to 50 feet): Sino-Eagle Leopard (China)
Best Production Motor Yacht (81 to 120 feet): Princess – 32M (UK)
Best Production Motor Yacht (51 to 80 feet): Monte Carlo Yachts – MCY 76 (Italy)
Best Production Motor Yacht (31 to 50 feet): Sea Ray – 450 Sedan Bridge (USA)
Best Production Sailing Yacht (51 feet and up): Nautor’s Swan – Swan 80 (Finland)
Best Production Sailing Yacht (Under 51 feet): Beneteau – SenSe 50 – (France)
Best Production Multihull: Fountaine Pajot – Galathea 65 (France)
Best Asia-based Charter Company: Simpson Marine (Hong Kong)
Best Asia-based Charter Yacht: Montigne (Turkey)
Best Asian Regatta of the Year: Six Senses Phuket Raceweek (Thailand)
Best Asian Maritime Capital: Singapore
Best Brand Presence in Asia: Sunseeker (UK)
Personality of the Year: Olivier Burlot