Sunsail Is Named 'Best Asia-Based Charter Company'

Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:50pm EDTCLEARWATER, FL, Apr 29 (MARKET WIRE) --
Sunsail Sailing Vacations, the world's largest yacht charter and flotilla
cruise company, was delighted to accept the award for 'Best Asia-Based
Charter Company' at the Asia Boating Awards 2009 recently held in
Shanghai.
Widely known as the region's premier event, the Awards recognize the
efforts of boat builders, marinas, clubs and individuals in creating a
diverse and exciting boating community in the region. Judges chose the
winners from a short list of nominees drafted by Asia-Pacific Boating
reader votes. Sunsail's commitment to the region, selection of bareboat
options, training options and brand building were all cited as reasons for
its selection as Best Asia-Based Charter Company.
During the event, Olivier Burlot, publisher of Asia-Pacific Boating and
China Boating magazines, told the audience: "The Asia Boating Awards are
unique in that they recognize the efforts being made in this part of the
world to develop the leisure marine industry, and to create a new and
exciting cruising ground for the world's yachtsmen."
"Sunsail pioneered the charter industry in this region, with our first
base established in Thailand in 1991. This stunning cruising area offers
an amazing diversity of landscapes, there are incredible rainforests,
mountains, beaches and rivers to explore. Sunsail is proud to offer
sailors such unique destinations in our worldwide vacation offerings,"
said Lex Raas, Sunsail's President and Chief Executive Officer.
Sunsail has recently increased its presence in South East Asia, offering
even more options to explore this unique area. You can now depart from
Koh Chang and Koh Samui in Thailand, alongside a new Phuket location as
of May, and you can also cast off from Langkawi in Malaysia. To charter
a Sunsail yacht on the sailing vacation of a lifetime, call the Sunsail
team at 1-800-772-3500 or visit www.sunsail.com. Sunsail also offers
attractive yacht purchase options providing owners all the joys of yacht
ownership without the usual hassles and expense of maintenance, marina
fees, insurance and operating costs, call 1-800-817-0807 for more
information.
Continuing in its investments around the world, Sunsail has recently
announced yacht charter base openings in Pula, Croatia; Palermo and
Tropea, Italy; Orhaniye, Turkey and an innovative environmentally-friendly
location in the British Virgin Islands.
About Sunsail
In 2009 Sunsail celebrates its 35th anniversary, offering a wide choice of
sailing vacations for all skill levels, with nearly 1,000 yachts in over
29 locations worldwide. In addition to bareboat and skippered yacht
charter, Sunsail provides fun flotillas, sailing school courses, beach
club resorts, corporate and incentive team building events. Sunsail was
founded in 1974 and is owned by TUI Travel PLC. Sunsail's headquarters is
located at 93 North Park Place Boulevard, Clearwater. For yacht sales
information, call 1-800-817-0807. For yacht charters, visit
www.sunsail.com, or call 1-800-772-3500.
Contact:
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