NBAM successfully hosts Maldives Boating Awards 2019

PUBLISHED December 24, 2019

NBAM has successfully hosted the 5th edition of the Maldives Boating Awards on 23rd December 2019. The winners were awarded in 27 categories ranging from boat builders, liveaboards, marine industry suppliers, crew, captains and guides revealing the best of marine industry.

The attendees of the event consisted of top-level executives of the Maldives boating industry as well as top government officials including Hon Minister of Fisheries, Marine Resources, and Agriculture Ms. Zaha Waheed, Hon Minister of Economic Development and Trade Uz. Fayyaz Ismail and the Chief guest, Hon Minister of Tourism Mr. Ali Waheed.

Principle sponsor of the event was Nippon Paint Marine. Other partners of Maldives Boating Awards include, The Hawks - Gold Partner, Handy Water - Silver Partner, One Online - Online Media Partner, PSM - Media Partner. 

The Maldives Boating Award is an initiative of National Boating Association of Maldives (NBAM) which began in the year 2014 to recognize the strength of the boating industry and services rendered by the service providers. The awards will be honoured to the winning nominees who have applied different categories on various sectors inclusive of standard. The Maldives Boating Awards aims to encourage and raise service standards within the Maldivian Boating Industry. NBAM holds exclusive rights of the Maldives Boating Awards.

Winners of Maldives Boating Awards 2019

  1. Best Tanker Fuel Operator - The Hawks Pvt Ltd
  2. Most Preferred Insurance Service Provider - Allied Insurance Company of the Maldives
  3. Best Production Fiberglass (10 - 15 Meters) - Coast Craft 38 Plus, Al Shaali Marine
  4. Dive Guide Of The Year (Local Dive Guide) - Mr. Mohamed Zinah (Zina)
  5. Surf Guide Of The Year (Local Surf Guide) - Mr. Abdulla Abdul Latheef
  6. Best After Sales Service - ALIA INVESTMENTS PVT LTD
  7. Best Boat Design of the Year 2019 - Scuba Spa Ying
  8. Best Built Liveaboard / Yacht - Searex
  9. Best Dive Safari - Sachika
  10. Best Fishing Safari - Kethi
  11. Best Surf Safari - Horizon 2
  12. Best Liveaboard / Yacht Builder - Off Shore Yachts
  13. Best Production Fiberglass (15 - 45 Meters) - Island Hopper 50 - Al Shaali Marine
  14. Best Production Fiberglass (5 - 10 Meters) - Action 25 - Al Shaali Marine
  15. Boat Equipment Supplier of the Year  - D Blue Marine
  16. Bunkering and Fuel Supplier of the Year - The Hawks
  17. Dock Yard / Slipway of The Year - MTCC Dockyard
  18. Liveaboard or Yacht Brand of the Year - Carpe Diem Maldives
  19. Liveaboard or Yacht Operator of The Year (Local Operators) - Blue K Safari Maldives
  20. Liveaboard Travel Agent/ Tour Operator - Maldives Holiday Collections
  21. Marine Engineering Service Provider of the Year (Main Engine) - VAM & Company Pvt Ltd
  22. Marine Engineering Service Provider of the Year (Outboard) - Hassan Marine Engineering Solutions
  23. Most Preferred Marine Engine Brand of The Year (Main Engine) - Doosan
  24. Most Preferred Marine Engine Brand of The Year (Outboard Engine) - Yamaha
  25. Most Preferred Marine Generator Brand of The Year - Sole' Diesel 
  26. Most Preferred Marine Paint of The Year - International Marine Paint

Faces of Boating Industry 2019

1. Outstanding person in Boating Industry - Captain:

Mr. Abdulla Ali

2. Outstanding person in Boating Industry - Chef:

Mr. Chaminda Wolter

3. Outstanding person in Boating Industry - Crew Member:

Mr. Hassan Saud

4. Outstanding person in Boating Industry - Waiter / Deckhand:

Mr. Husham Abdul Gadir

5. Outstanding person in Boating Industry - Cruise Manager:

Mr. Shujau Ali

6. Outstanding person in Boating Industry - Engineer:

Mr. Hassan Khaleel, MTCC

7. Outstanding person in Boating Industry - Sales / Reservation / Operations Staff:

Mr. Mohamed Sinan, MTCC


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