Published: Thursday, 16 February 2017

Online nominations for the 2017 Asia Boating Awards are now open. Everyone including readers of Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines, yacht owners, sailors and industry professionals are invited to state which boats, brands, marinas, clubs, shows and regattas deserve to be recognised as the best in the Asian yachting scene.

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(Photos: Asia-Pacific Boating - Asia Boating Awards 2016)

The nomination deadline is March 12, 2017 (Sunday) at noon Hong Kong time. All participants who submit a nomination will receive a FREE 2-month digital subscription to Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines. 

Nominations take place in the Awards section of the Asia-Pacific Boating website, online nominations determine the shortlist submitted to the panel of expert judges who choose the winners of the 2017 Asia Boating Awards.

Everyone is welcome to nominate their preferences in any of the 26 categories covering Asian and international yacht builders, motor yachts, sailing yachts, regattas, marinas and yacht clubs, as well as personalities and charter companies. New categories include Best Sportscruiser, Best Flybridge Yacht, Best Explorer Yacht and Best Recreational Boat.

Now in its 13th year, the prestigious Asia Boating Awards applaud the ‘best of the best’ in Asian and international yachting. The awards ceremony will be held on April 5 (Wednesday) at ONE°15 Marina Club – ahead of the Singapore Yacht Show – and feature VIPs, HNWIs and key personalities in the yachting industry. 

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Asia Boating Awards 2017 categories:

Best Asian Yacht Builder
Best Asian Built Yacht
Best Custom Built Yacht
Best Semi Custom Built Yacht (above 160ft)
Best Sportscruiser (up to 45ft)
Best Sportscruiser (above 45ft)
Best Flybridge Yacht (up to 55ft)
Best Flybridge Yacht (above 55ft to 80ft)
Best Flybridge Yacht (above 80ft)
Best Explorer Yacht
Best Recreational Boat (up to 43ft)
Best Multihull Motor Yacht
Best Multihull Sailing Yacht
Best Sailing Yacht (up to 65ft)
Best Sailing Yacht (above 65ft)
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
Best Brand Presence in China
Best Brand Presence in Asia
Personality of the Year