SOURCE: Sunsail


May 18, 2010 15:38 ET

Sunsail Wins Best Asia-Based Charter Company for Second Year Running and the Sunsail 384 Wins Best Production Multihull

CLEARWATER, FL--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) -  Sunsail is once again delighted to accept the award for Best Asia-based Charter Company and for the Best Production Multihull for the Sunsail 384 (Leopard 38) in this year's Asia Boating Awards. The awards aim to acknowledge and reward the great work of the ever expanding leisure maritime industry, and Sunsail is pleased to have been named a winner.

The winners were selected by Asia Pacific Boating and China Boating Magazine who were extremely pleased with the outcome of the awards. "This sixth edition of the Asia Boating Awards has been a tremendous success," said Mr. Olivier Burlot, Managing Director of Blue Inc Media. "I'm really pleased to see the way in which these awards have evolved, and how they've become an important touchstone for the growing community of yacht owners, operators and industry insiders throughout Asia."

Sunsail won the award for Asia-based Charter Company for their operations in Phuket, Koh Samui and Koh Chang, Thailand, giving charterers more opportunity to learn to sail and to explore Asia's best waters. The award for Best Production Multihull increases the worldwide recognition this outstanding catamaran has already achieved, and really does put it at the forefront of sailing innovation and performance.

"We are absolutely delighted to receive these awards for both the Sunsail 384 and Best Asia-Based Charter Company. We are proud to continue to offer customers the chance to discover the true beauty and culture of these wonderful cruising areas on award-winning yachts. Thailand offers so much in terms of a unique sailing experience, and is perfect for both those looking to learn and experienced charterers seeking an unrivalled sailing adventure," said Cheryl Powell, Sunsail's Chief Operating Officer.

Thailand has a great deal to offer the visitor and sailor. The scenery is exquisite with spectacular coastline and beaches, tropical islands, crystal clear waters in the south, beautiful scenery in the north, and excellent sailing conditions. Chartering a yacht under your own steam around Thailand's waters is simply the best way to explore this destination.

Phuket is also home to one of Sunsail's sailing schools, providing year round sailing in a fantastic location and sailing conditions. Courses include RYA Competent Crew and Day Skipper, with a typical 5-day/ 5-night itinerary taking students to Phi Phi Islands, Krabi and Phang Nga Bay. 

The Sunsail 384 is available for charter in Thailand, as well for ownership through Sunsail's Yacht Partnership Program, and privately as a Leopard 38.

About Sunsail: Sunsail offers a wide choice of sailing vacations with 800 yachts in 29 locations worldwide, and Beach Clubs in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. Alongside Yacht Charter and Flotilla sailing vacations, Sunsail also offers, Sailing Schools, Team Building and Events. Sunsail was founded in 1974 and is owned by TUI Travel, PLC. For more information, please visit For more information on Yacht Ownership visit or

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