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Beneteau triumphs at the 2022 China Yacht Awards

by Beneteau 2 Feb 09:53 UTC
2022 China Yacht Awards © China Yacht Awards

We are very proud to share with you that Beneteau and Lagoon Catamarans have earned a magnificent triumph at the 2022 China Yacht Awards (OCYA) with five awards in total.

Jointly organized 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 both domestic and international brands, dealers, marina, services, equipment providers, as well as industry association. The award winners were the result of a comprehensive review by a panel of industry insiders and voting by general public. Here is the list of the awards.


  • First 44: Best monohull sailboat of the year- below 50'
  • Oceanis Yacht 60: Best exterior design - monohull sailboat above 50'

"Firstly, we would like to thank the jury members as well as those who voted for us for your trust to Beneteau and recognizing the performance of the First 44 and the exterior design of the Oceanis Yacht 60. We are very proud to receive these two awards as the journey towards these two new models accomplishment required huge team efforts and dedication. With a mission to be one of the most innovative boat brands in the world, Beneteau has always been committing to excellence in every aspect since 1884 by investing a lot in R&D and partnering with the greatest names in naval architecture and design. We are very grateful that our efforts have been acknowledged and this certainly motivates us to push further. We are looking forward to seeing the First 44 and the Oceanis Yacht 60 sailing in China waters soon!" - Erwan HER, Beneteau Sales Director, Asia Pacific.

Lagoon Catamarans

  • Lagoon 51: Best sailing catamaran of the year
  • Lagoon SIXTY 7: Best power catamaran of the year
  • Lagoon SIXTY 7: Best interior design-power catamaran

"It is our great honor to receive three awards from OCYA and heartfelt thanks to all juries and boat owners who chose us and believed in us. Lagoon 51 is our latest innovation which is also a symbol for a new sailing lifestyle with great innovations for more sustainable cruising; and we are glad to receive such a good feedback from you. While for Lagoon SIXTY 7 which premiered in Asia Pacific in 2021, the model perfectly embodies Lagoon spirit focusing on comfort and quality. These three awards mean so much to us as it proves that we are on the right path to tailor the customers' needs." - Guillaume ANDREBE, Lagoon Sales Director, Asia Pacific.

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