KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - May 13, 2008 - Sea Ray Boats is pleased to announce that its new 310 Sundancer was the winner of the Best Motor Yacht (Under 40 Feet) Award at the Christofle Asia Boating Awards 2008, which were held recently in Shanghai, China. The annual honors are widely known as the region's premier means for recognizing the efforts of boat builders, marinas, clubs and individuals in creating a diverse and exciting Asian boating community.
"This award represents Sea Ray's proud heritage and commitment to not only produce quality and innovation, but also in developing a successful international distribution network and customer base," said Rob Noyes, vice president of marketing for Sea Ray. "We are very proud to have one of the best boats in the Asian market, and we plan to continue developing a long-lasting relationship with boaters in the region."
Judging for the awards was carried out by a panel of 20 experts from the fields of boating industry management and marine publications, who gave their opinions on which yacht builders, marinas, charter companies, personalities and design representatives deserved to be nominated. From this list of nominees, each judge chose one winner in each of 21 categories, six of which were dedicated specifically to "best" power and sailboat models.
"The Christofle Asia Boating Awards is our way of rewarding and acknowledging the great work of our ever-expanding leisure maritime industry," said Oliver Burlot, organizer of the awards and publisher of Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines. "We can all feel proud to be part of this exciting time in the industry's history as we celebrate the hard-won achievements of both the winners and the nominees."
For more about the Christofle Asia Boating Awards, please visit www.asiaboatingawards.com.
ABOUT SEA RAY
Founded in 1959, Sea Ray is the world's largest manufacturer of superior quality pleasure boats. Sea Ray is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., and operates as part of the Boat Group division of the Brunswick Corporation. With more than 40 models ranging from 17 to 60 feet, Sea Ray makes a boat for every lifestyle - each built with a unique commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and excellence throughout. Additional information about Sea Ray is available at www.searay.com.
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