Maldives Boating Awards 2018 winners announced
Winners of Maldives Boating Awards 2018 have been revealed.
At a gala held at the main convention centre of Dharubaaruge in capital Male Sunday evening, winners were announced in 27 categories. They include:
- Liveaboard Operator of the Year: Voyages Maldives
- Liveaboard Brand of the Year: Carpe Diem Maldives
- Bunkering and Fuel Supplier of the Year: The Hawks Pvt Ltd
- Best Liveabaord Yacht Built: Leo Safari
- Best Surf Safari: Horizon 2
- Most Preferred Marine Equipment Supplier of the Year: Deep Blue Marine
- Most Preferred Marine Paint of the Year: International Marine Paint, Seagull Marine
- Most Preferred Marine Engine of the Year (Outboard): Yamaha, Alia Investments
- Most Preferred Marine Engine of the Year (Main Engine): Yanmar, MTCC
- Most Preferred Marine Generator of the Year: Soul Diesel
- Best Dive Safari: Sachika
- Best Fishing Safari: Dolphin 1, Blue K Safari Maldives
- Best Crew Team: Marselia Star
- Captain of the Year: Mohamed Naseer, Horizon 3
- Dive Guide of the Year: Fathuhulla Mohamed, Dune Maldives
- Surf Guide of the Year: Ahmed Mauroof, The Perfect Travel Group
- Best Boat Design: Scubaspa Ying
- Best Production (Fibreglass, 5-26ft): Conquero, Guarantee Fibreglass Fabrication
- Best Production (Fibreglass, 27-40ft): AS Coast Craft, Al Shaali Marine Maldives
- Best Production (Fibreglass, 26-40m): Dive Craft Cruiser 53, Mac Board Yard
- Marine Engineering Service Provider of the Year: VAM Co.
- Dockyard/Slipway of the Year: Al Shaali Marine Maldives
- Best Liveaboard Yacht Builder: Waterline Maldives
- Liveaboard Travel Agent/Tour Operator of the Year: Maldives Holiday Collections
- Most Preferred Insurance Provider of the Year: Allied Insurance
- Special Award for Contributions to the Marine Industry: Maldives Marine Expo
- Boating Personality of the Year: Ismail Hameed
The gala was officiated by economic minister Fayyaz Ismail. Several other ministers and top government officials as well as industry leaders also attended the ceremony.
An initiative of Liveaboard Association of Maldives (LAM), Maldives Boating Awards recognise the strength of the boating industry and the services rendered by the service providers. The annual awards are presented in 27 categories across various sectors and standards.
Now in its fourth year, the awards aim to encourage and raise service standards within the Maldivian boating industry.
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