Asian Boating Award Nominations

The 2014 Asian Boating Award nominations have officially been announced and a number of Phuket businesses have made the cut! Created by Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines in 2005, the annual Asia Boating Awards recognizes the best of the maritime industry in Asia and internationally.

This year sees awards in 21 categories, showcasing Asian builders and international brands, as well as Asian regattas, marinas and yacht designers working in Asia. The pioneering Asia Boating Awards is the first event to recognise the efforts and successes of Asian yacht builders.

The list of nominees comes from online polling of Asia-Pacific Boating readers, with final winners being determined by a panel of judges selected for their expertise as well as their ability to make informed, impartial decisions.

Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek is honoured to have been nominated as a contender for the Asian Regatta of the Year and looks forward to another splendid event this July.

It is wonderful to see the hard work of event organizers, sponsors, volunteers and regatta participants recognized by the Asian Boating Awards and the international racing community at large, says event organizer Byron Jones. We would like to congratulate all of the nominees and we can’t wait for this year’s Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek in July.

The Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek will be contenting against nine other regattas including the Phuket Kings Cup Regatta and the Top of the Gulf Regatta.

Other Phuket businesses have been recognized for their hard work including the Yacht Haven Marina Phuket and Ao Po Grand Marina who are both competing in the Best Asian Marina of the Year category. Asia Marine, Boat Lagoon Yachting and Elite Yachting Phuket will face off in the Best Asia-based Charter Company of the Year category. Elite Yachting is a new Island Partner to Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek

“Everyone in the global yachting industry, like many others, is looking to succeed in Asia, says Glen Watson, Editor-in-Chief of Asia-Pacific Boating. The annual Asia Boating Awards night provides well-deserved recognition of the tremendous efforts put forth by the industry’s best in Asia.”

The 2014 Asia Boating Award winners will be announced later this month. For more information about the Asia Boating Awards please visit and for updates about the Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek on from July 16th – 20th, please visit this site regularly and the social channels.

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