2009 Press Releases
Grand Banks Yachts Earns Top Honors at Asia Boating Awards
Company voted Best Builder for the Second Year in a Row

SHANGHAI – April 22, 2009 – Grand Banks Yachts was once again voted Best Asian Motor Yacht Builder at the fifth edition of the Asia Boating Awards. The company earned the top spot in the 51-85 foot category, during ceremonies held here today at Le Royal Meridien Hotel.

Grand Banks also won the award in 2008, that time in the 40-70 foot category. With its corporate headquarters in Singapore, Grand Banks shared the spotlight by the city itself, which was captured the award for Asia's Maritime Capital.

"We're very honored to receive this award for two years in a row," said Grand Banks president and CEO Rob Livingston. "When Grand Banks came to Singapore from Hong Kong in the late 1960s, the maritime industry here was really quite small, especially for personal motoryachts. We've witnessed a remarkable evolution here since then, and we're happy to see Singapore also get the recognition it deserves."

The Asia Boating Awards show is widely known as the region's premier industry event, aiming to recognize the best in the maritime business. The annual event, created by Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines, was first held in 2005.

"Tonight's event shows how the Asia Boating Awards are unique in that they recognize the efforts being made in this part of the world to develop the leisure marine industry, and to create a new and exciting cruising ground for the world's yachtsmen," said Olivier Burlot, managing director of Blu Inc Media, publisher of Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines.

About Grand Banks - Since 1956, Grand Banks Yachts, Ltd. has built yachts of superior quality that have become industry hallmarks and earned a loyal following around the world. Renowned for their handmade craftsmanship, distinctive good looks, and tried and true all-weather capabilities, Grand Banks yachts continue to be the choice of discerning boaters today. Learn more about the company and its Heritage, Eastbay, and Aleutian series yachts at grandbanks.com.


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