Private companies dominate 2018 Maldives Boating Awards

  • Awards were given in 27 categories this year
  • The 2017 Maldives Boating Awards included 20 categories

K. Male' | Shan Anees | 24-December-2018 | Monday 08:09 | twitter | Business | 1,018

Tourism Minister Ali Waheed (r) had conferred awards at the event -- Photo by: One Online

Privately-owned companies have dominated this year’s Maldives Boating Awards, Liveaboard Association of Maldives’ (LAM) annual awards event.

The event was Sunday night at the ‘Dharubaaruge’ in capital city Malé, with Tourism Minsiter Ali Waheed conferring the awards, and Economic Minister Fayyaz Ismail as chief guest.

Awards were given in 27 categories this year:

  1. Liveaboard Operator Of The Year - Voyages Maldives
  2. Liveaboard Brand Of The Year - Carpe Diem Maldives
  3. Bunkering & Fuel Supplier Of The Year - The Hawks
  4. Best Liveaboard Yacht Built - LEO Safari, Refcool Travels and Tours
  5. Best Surf Safari - Horizon 2, Blue Horizon
  6. Most Preferred Marine Equipment Supplier Of The Year - D Blue Marine
  7. Most Preferred Marine Paint Of The Year - International Marine Paint, SEAGULL MARINE
  8. Most Preferred Marine Engine Of The Year (Outboard) - YAMAHA, Alia
  9. Best Dive Safari - Sachika, Sachika Maldives
  10. Best Fishing Safari - Dolphin 1, Blue k Safari Maldives
  11. Best Crew Team - Marselia Star
  12. Captain Of The Year - Captain Mohamed Naseer, Horizon 3, Blue Horizon
  13. Best Boat Design - Scubaspa Yang, Scubaspa Maldives
  14. Best Production Fiberglass 5 – 25m - Guaranteed Fiberglass Fabrication
  15. Best Production Fiberglass 27 – 40m - Al Shaali Marine Maldives
  16. Best Production Fiberglass 26 – 40m - Meq Boat Yard
  17. Marine Engineering Service Provider Of The Year - VAM &Co, Hulhumalé
  18. Dockyard Slipway Of The Year - Al Shaali Marine Maldives
  19. Best Liveaboard Yacth Builder - Waterline Maldives
  20. Liveaboard Travel Agent Tour Operator Of The Year - Maldives Holiday Collections
  21. Most Preferred Marine Engine Brand Of The Year (Main Engine) - Yanmar, MTCC
  22. Most Preferred Marine Generator Brand Of The Year - Sole' Diesel, D Blue Marine
  23. Most Preferred Insurance Service Provider - Allied Insurance
  24. Marine industry Of The Year - Maldives Marine Expo
  25. Boating Personality Of The Year - Ismail Hameed
  26. Dive Guide Of The Year - Fathuhulla Ahmed, Dune Maldives
  27. Surf Guide Of The Year - Ahmed Mauroof, The Perfect Travel Group

LAM secretary-general Mohamed Ignaz said that they aim to ‘recognize the strength of boating industry and services provided by companies’.

The 2017 Maldives Boating Awards included 20 categories.



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