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Asia Boating Awards return to the Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show

The seventh edition of the Asia Boating Awards will be held in Hong Kong on May 6, 2011
Online nominations close March 6

Singapore, March 1, 2011 – The upcoming Asia Boating Awards, organised by Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines, will be held at the Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show on May 6. This is preceded by a gala dinner on May 5 to mark the 35th anniversary of Asia-Pacific Boating, which was founded in Hong Kong in 1976 and is one of Hong Kong’s longest running publications. The Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show is one of the region’s top annual boat shows, and takes place in Tuen Mun, at the prestigious Hong Kong Gold Coast Marina, which is positioning itself as a place that caters to superyachts.

This marks a return to Hong Kong for the seventh edition of the most prestigious night for the fast-growing Asian yachting industry drawing industry insiders from around the region and around the world.

The world’s biggest brand names in luxury yachts are increasingly focused on developing a presence in the Asia-Pacific and Asian-based yacht builders have been getting more attention world-wide. The Asia Boating Awards rewards Asian builders, international brands, charter companies, Asian-based yacht clubs and marinas and distinguished personalities in 23 categories.

Nominations for the Asia Boating Awards close on March 6. Readers of
Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating are invited to submit their nominations to an online form at A shortlist of nominees will be drawn up and winners chosen by a select panel of judges.

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Adrian Cheong
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
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About Asia-Pacific Boating
With a heritage spanning 35 years, and a reputation among Asia-Pacific's yachting enthusiasts for being the leading source of news and information on the luxury boating and yachting industry, Asia-Pacific Boating is the most established and respected boating magazine in the region.

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About China Boating
China Boating is China's first luxury yachting magazine. Firmly established as the official publication of the China Boat show, China Boating reaches the wealthiest Chinese entrepreneurs and tycoons.

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About Blu Inc Media (HK) Ltd
Blu Inc Media is the leading publisher of high-end leisure and industry magazines, including English-language, Chinese-language and bilingual titles. Distributed around Asia and the world, the company’s titles include Asia-Pacific Boating, China Boating, JET Asia-Pacific, AsiaSpa, Action Asia, LP Luxury Properties and POLO.

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