A sweeping victory for Beneteau Group at awards season

We are pleased to share with you that Beneteau, Lagoon Catamarans and Excess Catamarans have made great achievements at the 2021 China Yachts Awards (OCYA) ceremony in online format on January 23, 2022.

Oceanis Yacht 54 on a kite reach.
Oceanis Yacht 54.

Jointly organised by China Cruise & Yacht Industry Association (CCYIA) and Oceanway, a comprehensive boating information and service provider in China, the event aims to give recognition for those who excel and contribute greatly to the industry within the year, including but not limited to both domestic and international brands, dealers, marina, services, equipment providers, as well as industry association, through comprehensive review by a panel of industry insiders and voting by general public. Here is the list of awards that our brands gained in the ceremony: 

Antares 8-Motor yacht of the year below 30′ 
Oceanis Yacht 54-Sailing yacht of the year over 50′ 

Lagoon Catamarans
Lagoon 55-Sailing catamaran of the year over 50′  
Lagoon SIXTY 7-Best exterior design motor catamaran 

Excess Catamarans
Excess 11-Best interior design sailing catamaran below 50′  

What’s more exciting, Beneteau’s new Grand Trawler 62 was awarded the prestigious European Power Boat of the Year 2022 in the Displacement Category, which is considered the most heavyweight motorboat prize in the industry. “The Grand Trawler 62 is full of ideas for future cruising motor yachts and well placed to become a trendsetter in its class. In addition, it convinces with excellent marks for driving characteristics, range and workmanship,” remarked the jury.

Grand Trawler 62 anchored with trees in the background.
Grand Trawler 62.

Each year, Groupe Beneteau launches an average of 25 new models to the market and innovation has always been the key to the group’s success globally. Gianguido Girotti, the Deputy CEO of Groupe Beneteau, said during an interview at Paris Boat Show 2021, “Innovation helps us to meet what the customers want and fulfil their desires. With this determination, this drives us to improve valuable propositions every day. This is our mission to create memorable moments on the water.”

With the arrival of the first Grand Trawler 62 and Lagoon 55 in Asia Pacific, as well as the first Excess 11 in China, there will be a stronger presence for Beneteau, Lagoon and Excess in the Asia-Pacific region, at the same time defining the new sailing lifestyle for people of diverse needs.

By Beneteau Group

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