ACREW is delighted to announce the launch of the global Superyacht Business Awards – a prestigious awards programme that acknowledges the best superyacht businesses in the world, based on captain and crew experiences from last season.
From Monday June 15, ACREW will invite its network of over 14,000 captain and crew members to nominate the superyacht businesses that deserve to be recognised as the best in their field. Winners and runners-up receive the Superyacht Business Awards stamp to showcase their seal of approval from captains and crew around the world.
“We know that superyacht crew highly value peer recommendations so the Superyacht Business Awards provide a trustworthy stamp of approval from fellow crew,” says Abi McGrath, ACREW director and owner.
Not only do captains and crew benefit from learning which companies their fellow crew recommend, but businesses also gain a proven marketing tool that supports business growth. The finalists, runners-up and winning companies will be championed by ACREW, who will promote them to its global network of superyachts.
In its inaugural year, the Superyacht Business Awards by ACREW will comprise of four award categories: Superyacht Marinas, Provisioning Companies, Insurance and Superyacht Agents. Each category is divided by region or product and a full breakdown of the categories can be found here.
From June 15 until July 31 2020, ACREW invites all superyacht captains and crew to nominate the best companies in these categories based on their impeccable services and support. Likewise, businesses are invited to enter the Superyacht Business Awards to have the opportunity of becoming one of the finalists and potentially going on to being voted as the winning business in their field.
After the nomination round, an experienced panel of captain and crew judges will then review the nominees to select the finalists that best fulfil the award criteria. The successful companies will be announced as the finalists in October when all ACREW captain and crew members will be able to vote for the best deserving winners and runners-up. The Superyacht Business Awards winners will be announced on November 30 2020.
Now, more-than-ever, it is essential that the yachting community comes together in support of each other. Championing the businesses that are the glue to the smooth and efficient operations on board yachts has never been more important.
If you know of a deserving marina, provisioner, insurer or agent, click here to nominate them for the 2020 Superyacht Business Awards.
Image: Abi McGrath, ACREW director and owner