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November 26, 2019

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MarineMax 
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Yachting Brands Honored at METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards

CLEARWATER, FL (November 26, 2019) – MarineMax celebrates Azimut, Benetti, Galeon and Aquila, all nominated and shortlisted for several Boat Builders Awards at the 2019 METSTRADE.

“Congratulations to the Azimut, Benetti, Galeon and Aquila teams for the hard work and dedication shown over the last year,” begins Abbey Heimensen, MarineMax Director of Marketing. “Receiving a nomination for the Boat Builder Awards is recognition that the brand stands above most.” 

The Boat Builder Awards were initiated by METSTRADE and International Boat Industry magazine (IBI) in 2015, to recognize individual and team success within boat building companies globally. It has since then grown to become a prestigious and widely recognized awards program. The fifth edition took place on Tuesday, November 19, at the National Maritime Museum. With more than 350 guests in attendance the evening impressed with inspiration from Cirque de Soleil. Learn more about METSTRADE here

Nominations and winners include:

Azimut: 
RETAIL MARKETING INITIATIVE: Azimut S6 in NY Times Square
COLLABORATIVE SOLUTION BETWEEN A SUPERYACHT BUILDER AND ITS SUPPLY CHAIN PARTNER: Azimut Yachts and Naviop-Simrad, Azimut Grande S10 Naviop screens/control systems

Benetti Yachts
COLLABORATIVE SOLUTION BETWEEN A SUPERYACHT BUILDER AND ITS SUPPLY CHAIN PARTNER: Benetti Yachts and ABA Yacht, Hell Sea bulkhead watertight exhaust fitting
INNOVATIVE ON-BOARD DESIGN SOLUTION: Benetti FB272 (328-ft) advanced hybrid propulsion system **WINNER OF CATEGORY** 

Aquila: 
INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTOR OR DEALER DEVELOPMENT: Creation of global distribution for brand
COLLABORATIVE SOLUTION BETWEEN A PRODUCTION BOAT BUILDER AND ITS SUPPLY CHAIN PARTNER: Aquila and Opacmare, Aquila 32 SAFE wraparound platform
INNOVATIVE ON-BOARD DESIGN SOLUTION: Hydro Glide Foil

Galeon:
INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTOR OR DEALER DEVELOPMENT: North America, Australia and Asia growth **WINNER OF CATEGORY - regional expansion plan and growth of distribution channels by 30 percent last year**
 
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