Phuket, 10 January 2019: Café Del Mar Phuket hosted main luxurious yacht manufacturers from
around the globe for Chapter One of the revolutionary two-part Christofle Yacht Style Awards 2019 on Wednesday night (9 January), underlining Phuket’s position as a hub of the Asian yachting scene.
Many of Asia’s main luxurious yachting firms and the world’s prime shipyards had been among the many 15 winners to carry an iconic Mood trophy by title sponsor Christofle at Café Del Mar, which supplied a glamorous setting on Kamala Beach. Chapter Two in Singapore in April will function one other 15 classes. Over 350 VIPs together with yacht homeowners and key figures within the trade attended the spectacular night, which included a hearth present.
Gael Burlot, CEO and Publisher of Yacht Style, organiser of the Awards, stated: “Yacht Style is about innovation, and we have expanded this year’s Christofle Yacht Style Awards to cover two chapters in two countries. I’m delighted that Chapter One at Café Del Mar Phuket was such a huge success, with a really spectacular beachside setting. “We had a really impressive guest list from around Asia and beyond. There was a really high standard of nominees for each award and we had 15 deserving winners, although the competition was really close in many categories.”
Yacht Style Managing Editor John Higginson added: “This yr’s two-part Christofle Yacht Style Awards highlights yacht builders, firms and personalities focusing their efforts on Asia and who’re energetic within the area.
“It was rewarding to see just how many leading shipyards are selling or bringing brand-new models into Asia faster than ever. This is an exciting time for yachting in the region for many reasons and it’s great that Phuket, Southeast Asia’s cruising hub, was the home of Chapter One of the Awards.”
Christofle, intently related to yachting in Asia since 2005, embodies French Art de Vivre and magnificence by its creations in silver, together with Mood, the enduring egg-shaped cutlery holder that’s one of the distinctive trophies in yachting. From tableware to house ornament and distinctive jewelry items, Christofle stays loyal to the spirit of its founders who cherished modernity and innovation in creation and manufacturing – all values celebrated within the Christofle Yacht Style Awards. Read about 2018’s winners right here.
Christofle Yacht Style Awards 2019: Chapter One Winners (Phuket, 9 January)
Best Asia-Built Motor Yacht (15-24m): Gulf Craft Majesty 62, UAE
Best Asia-Built Motor Yacht (24-30m): Horizon FD87 Skyline, Taiwan
Best Motor Yacht in Asia (beneath 15m): Princess R35, UK
Best Motor Yacht in Asia (15-20m): Ferretti Yachts 670, Italy
Best Motor Yacht in Asia (20-25m): Sunseeker 74 Sport Yacht, UK
Best Motor Yacht in Asia (25-30m): Azimut Grande 25 Metri, Italy
Best Sailing Yacht in Asia: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 410, France
Best Multihull Motor Yacht in Asia: 40 Open Sunreef Power, Poland
Best Multihull Sailing Yacht in Asia (beneath 15m): Leopard 50, South Africa
Best Multihull Sailing Yacht in Asia (over 15m): Fountaine Pajot Alegria 67, France
Best Asia-Based Charter Company (Regional): Simpson Yacht Charter
Best Asia-Based Charter Company (International): Camper & Nicholsons Asia
Best Asia-Based Charter Company (Phinisi): Yacht Sourcing Voyage
Best Asia-Based Brokerage Company (International): Burgess Asia
Lifetime Achievement Award: Kanit Yongsakul (Phuket Boat Lagoon)