Blue K Safari receives ‘Best Fishing Safari of the Year 2018’
The fourth edition of Maldives Boating Awards concluded on Sunday evening with 27 different awards given to winners.
The event was attended by Economic Minister Fayyaz Ismail, Home Minister Imran Abdulla and Tourism Minister Ali Waheed.
The winners in various boating award categories included;
- Bunker and Fuel Supply Award – Hawks Private Limited
- Best Liveaboard for Yachts Award – Leo (safari vessel) of Ref Cool and Travels
- Best Surf Safari Award – Horizon 2
- Most Preferred Marine Equipment Award – Blue Marine
- Most Preferred Marine Paint Award – Seagull Marine Paint
- Most Preferred Marine Engine Award – Yamaha (brand) distributed by Alia Investment
- Best Diving Safari Award – Blue K Safari
- Best Crew Award – Marseille Star
- Captain of the Year Award – Mohamed Naseer of Horizon 3
- Best Boat Design Award – Scuba Spa Young
- Best Fiber Production Award (between 5 feet and 26 feet) – Concira
- Best Fiber Production Award (between 27 feet and 40 feet) – Al Shali Marine
- Best Fiber Production Award (between 26 feet and 40 feet) – Dive Craft Cruiser
- Most Preferred Marine Engineering Service Award – VAMCO
- Most Preferred Dockyard Slipway Award – Al Shali Marine
- Best Liveaboard Yacht Builders Award – Water Line Maldives
- Liveaboard Travel and Tour Operator Award – Maldives Holiday Collections
- Most Preferred Marine Engine Award – Yamaha Marine
- Marine Generator Award – Soul Diesel
- Most Preferred Insurance Award – Allied Insurance
- Best Dive Guide Award – Fathhulla Ahmed of Dune Maldives
- Special Marine Industry of the Year – Maldives Marine Expo
- Boating Personality Award – Ismail Hameed
- Surf Guide Award – Ahmed Mauroof of Perfect Travel Maldives
Apart from this, additional awards were given to Liveaboards Association of Maldives’ (LAM) founders, Abdulla Ismail of Sailing Tourist, Shiham Solah of Voyagers, Moosa Rasheed of IMO Travels.
In addition, Mukhthar Hassan from Muni Travel, Ahmed Afrah of Moving International, Ismail Hameed and Mohamed Ignaz Ali of Floating Asia, Ibrahim Shahid of Blue K Safari, Yoosuf Riffath of Capital Tours and Travel and Mohamed Shahid of Honors Holidays received awards during the ceremony as well.
Most of these awards were presented by Tourism Minister Mr. Ali Waheed.