Winners of the Christofle Yacht Style Awards 2018
Outstanding recipients of the Christofle Yacht Style Awards 2018 announced at Phuket Rendezvous. Read to find out more.
The start of January has marked a huge success for the boating Industry in Asia-Pacific as outstanding winners of Boat & Builder categories received the 2018 Christofle Yacht Style Awards, held on the first night of PHUKET RENDEZVOUS (4-7 January) at Phuket Boat Lagoon. At the same time, Asia’s definitive yachting and lifestyle publication YACHT STYLE is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Recognising Outstanding Yachting Partners in the Industry in Asia-Pacific
Being an industry trend-setter, YACHT STYLE has successfully launched the premier 2018 CHRISTOFLE YACHT STYLE Awards to recognise the best of the yachting industry in Asia and internationally, and reconfirming Phuket as an epicentre of the regional yachting scene.
The CHRISTOFLE YACHT STYLE Awards ceremony was held during a lavish gala dinner hosted by Phuket Boat Lagoon on the first evening of PHUKET RENDEZVOUS 2018. The gathering saw about close to 300 VIPs, yacht owners and key personalities in the yachting industry, in attendance.
“Our idea is to take a fresh approach to the way such accolades were presented in the past, and to seek out truly innovative ways in which owners can choose to go down to the sea in sailboats or motor yachts.” – YACHT STYLE’s CEO & Publisher Gael Burlot told the star-studded gathering.
Congratulations to this year’s Awards winners and nominees in the 25 categories. “They are helping to power the rapidly-increasing interest in boating in Asia-Pacific waters, and many others will be recognised for their valuable efforts in the years ahead,” added Mr Gael Burlot.
YACHT STYLE Associate Editor Bruce Maxwell, who has been a judge in prior Asian, European and American boating awards, co-ordinated the new-look formula. “I hope the dossiers compiled, and owners and experienced reviewers consulted, will provide an enhanced level of credibility to this Christofle event”, he said.
The Christofle Yacht Style Awards were designed to showcase excellence and creative flair in the latest motor and sailing yacht models presented in the Asia-Pacific region by leading builders here and beyond. Innovation across the industry was specifically encouraged. Recipients receive Christofle Yacht Style citations marking their achievements which led to the Award.
Christofle, closely associated with yachting in Asia since 2005, embodies French Art de Vivre and elegance thanks to its creations in silver. From tableware to home decoration and exceptional jewellery pieces, Christofle remains loyal first and foremost to the spirit of its founders, who cherished modernity and innovation in creation and production.
The Christofle Yacht Style 2018 Award winners announced:
Boat & Builder Categories
Best Asian-Built Motor Yacht Range 15m-24m-GRAND BANKS 60, Malaysia
Best Asian-Built Motor Yacht Range 24m-30m-HORIZON Yachts FD85, Taiwan
Best Asian-Built Motor Yacht Over 30m-GULF CRAFT, Majesty 100, United Arab Emirates
Best International Motor Yacht Under 15m-GALEON 460 Fly, Poland
Best International Motor Yacht Range 15m-24m-SUNSEEKER 76, England
Best International Motor Yacht Range 24m-30m-MONTE CARLO Yachts MCY 96, Italy
Best International Motor Yacht Over 30m-AZIMUT Grande 35m, Italy
Best International New Release Range 15m-24m-PRINCESS Yachts P62, England
Best International New Release Range 24m-30m-SANLORENZO SX 88, Italy
Best International New Release Over 30m-CUSTOM LINE 120, Italy
Best International Sailing Yacht In Asia-BENETEAU Oceanis Yacht 62, France
Best Multi-Hull Motor Yacht Under 15m-AQUILA 36 Power Catamaran, China
Best Multi-Hull Motor Yacht Over 15m-LAGOON Seventy 8, France
Best Multi-Hull Sailing Yacht Under 15m-FOUNTAINE PAJOT, Saona 47, France
Best Multi-Hull Sailing Yacht Over 15m-SUNREEF Yachts, 88 Double Deck, Poland
Best Asia-Pacific Superyacht Builder-HEYSEA Yachts, China
Best International Superyacht Builder-FEADSHIP, The Netherlands
Best Interior Design-DOMINATOR Ilumen, 28M
Best Exterior Styling-FERRETTI Yachts 920, Italy
Best Asian-Based Charter Company-NORTHROP & JOHNSON ASIA
Best International Brokerage Company in Asia-BURGESS
Best Marina Development-OCEAN MARINA, Pattaya, Thailand
Best Green Boating Initiative-SEAKEEPERS Asia, Julian Chang
Entrepreneur of The Year-Vrit Yongsakul, Boat Lagoon Yachting, Southeast Asia
Lifetime Achievement Award-Anil Thadani