Published: Friday, 06 July 2018

Europa Yachts Philippines received the 2018 Best Lagoon Event at the annual Lagoon Dealer’s Meeting for its first Escapade held for the builder.

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(Photo: Europa Yachts Philippines - Thomas Cachera of Europa Yachts Philippines receiving the award from the Groupe Beneteau Team, Vianney, Sandrine, Laurie and Alex.)

Spearheaded by the Philippine dealer’s Managing Director Thomas Cachera, Marketing and Business Development Director Richard Sarinas and the team, the adventure began at the Barracuda Bar of the Punta Fuego Yacht Club, where close to sixty owners and guests were treated to free-flowing Stella Artois, Johnnie Walker signature cocktails and appetisers for the pre-event briefing.

It was then followed by a fun quiz night set up by PHINSAF, the sailing authority in the Philippines.

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(Destination of the Escapade)

The next morning saw eight Lagoons cruising across the Verde Island Passage, which comprise a Lagoon Seventy 7, 620 Essence, 560, 52F, two 500s and two 450s.

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(Winners of the island helicopter ride raffle prize waiting for their turn.)

Raffle prizes were given away to participants including helicopter rides around the island onboard PhilJets’ Airbus EC130, the only one of its kind available for charter in the Philippines. The first Lagoon Escapade was ended with cocktails, whisky-tasting, dinner buffet and more prizes, which included a pair of Sperry shoes and helicopter charter gift.

Prior to the Best Lagoon Event, Europa Yachts Philippines received a Special Award for Business Performance last year.

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(Lagoon Seventy 7)