Published: Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Online nominations for the much-anticipated annual Asia Boating Awards are now open. Readers of Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines, yacht owners, boating enthusiasts, brands and industry professionals are invited to have their say about who deserves recognition as the best in Asia’s yachting scene.

Returning to Singapore this year, the awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 7th at ONE°15 Marina Club during the Singapore Yacht Show, featuring a select group of VIPs, HNWIs and key personalities in the yachting industry.

Online Nominations Open For Asia Boating Awards 1

Online nominations can be submitted in the Awards section of the Asia-Pacific Boating website,

Everyone is welcome to nominate their personal choices in any of the 25 categories covering Asian yacht builders, international yacht brands, sailboats, motor yachts, regattas, marinas and yacht clubs, as well as personalities and charter companies. This is your chance to see the brands, models, people and companies that you think deserve a shot at winning Asian yachting’s most prestigious prizes. 

This year, nomination criteria have been refined and categories streamlined for each award. Due to popular demand and industry trends, four new categories have opened up including the Best Multihull Motor Yacht, Best Multihull Sailing Yacht, Best Asian Yacht Refit and Best Asian Boat Show.

All participants who submit a nomination will receive a free two-month digital subscription to Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines.

A shortlist of nominees will be sent to a panel of expert judges who will determine the winners of the 2016 Asia Boating Awards. The nomination deadline is February 26, 2016 at noon Hong Kong time.

Online Nominations Open For Asia Boating Awards

Entering its 12th year, the prestigious Asia Boating Awards honours the best of the best in Asian and international yachting for their quality products and services. 

2016 Asia Boating Awards categories: 

  • Best Asian Motor Yacht Builder
  • Best Asian Sailing Yacht Builder
  • Best Asian Built Yacht
  • Best Custom Built Yacht
  • Best Semi Custom Built Yacht 
(25m and above)
  • Best Production Motor Yacht 
(25m and above)
  • Best Production Motor Yacht 
(15m to 24m)
  • Best Production Motor Yacht
(up to 15m)
  • Best Production Sailing Yacht 
(20m and above)
  • Best Production Sailing Yacht (up to 20m)
  • Best Multihull Motor Yacht
  • Best Multihull Sailing Yacht
  • Best Asian Yacht Refit
  • Best Yacht Design
  • Best China Marina
  • Best Asian Marina
  • Best Asian Yacht Club
  • Best Asian Regatta
  • Best Asian Boat Show
  • Best Asia-based Charter Company
  • Best Asia-based Charter Yacht
  • Green Maritime Company of the Year
  • Best Brand Presence in Asia
  • Best Brand Presence in China
  • Personality of the Year