Carla Demaria, President of Monte Carlo Yachts, has been awarded with the “Personality of the Year” recognition at the 12th edition of the Asia Boating Awards. The prestigious award ceremony, which honours the best of the best in Asian and international yachting, was held on April 7, 2016, at ONE°15 Marina Club during the Singapore Yacht Show in the presence of selected guests including VIPs and key personalities from the yachting industry. This is the second award recognising Carla Demaria’s contributions to the yachting world following the Judge’s Special Award at the 2016 Motor Boat Awards earlier this year.
“It’s with the utmost pleasure that I receive this award here in Singapore, a part of the world that is strategically vital to any company operating in the nautical sector,” says Carla Demaria, President, Monte Carlo Yachts. “A critical element of Monte Carlo Yachts’ success has been to have a clear development plan for this region from the very beginning, which has, amongst other results, secured the support from Asia’s largest brokering firm, Simpson Marine. Finally, I’d like to share this Asia Boating Award with my team, because it is inevitably the result of great team work.”
Competition for the award was particularly fierce this year, with 11 nominations that included some of the industry’s top talent. The “Personality of the Year” award recognises the contribution of individuals who have done outstanding work in terms of promoting Asia as a boating destination, developed new boating talent in the region, enhanced Asia’s boating facilities, or have played a very positive role in the development of Asia’s boating community.
The MCY 105 also received positive nods in the “Best Production Motor Yacht (25 m and above)” category. This nomination for the Monte Carlo Yachts’ flagship which launched last year follows the MCY 105 Most Innovative Award in its category at the Invic-tus Yachts Trophies in Cannes last year.