Sail America presents Best in Show awards
October 15, 2012
Filed under News
Jeanneau receives top honors at sailing industry event
Warren, RI—Sail America presented 2012 United States Sailboat Show “Best in Show” awards to a standing room only at the Sail America Members Meeting on Friday, October 5. Over 150 industry professionals were in attendance when Sail America presented the awards to six separate exhibiting companies; Jeanneau boats won “Best in Show” overall.
- Best Booth Display—200 square feet and under: Dubarry
- Best Booth Display—Over 200 square feet: Harken
- Best Boat Display—Fewer than 5 boats: Alerion
- Best Boat Display—Five or more boats: Tartan/C&C
- Honorable Mention: Zim Sailing
- Best in Show: Jeanneau
Sail America judged the contest with the help of four independent judges who commended the companies for having well dressed, friendly, and professional personnel as well as inviting booths and informative displays.
Dubarry, a shoe manufacturer, received special mention for a live demonstration of its boots in water while Harken, a manufacturer of sailboat hardware, received accolades for its use of booth graphics. Both Alerion and Tarton/C&C boat manufacturers received praise for “classy” displays and “inviting” booths.
Honorable mention went to Zim Sailing, which provides one-design sailboats, for its knowledgeable and helpful staff. Overall Best in Show was reserved for world-renowned power- and sailboat manufacturer Jeanneau for excellent signage and branding with dock flags, sail flags, and boat graphics and a welcoming customer lounge with comfortable seating.
For more information about the Best in Show awards, please contact Rachel LaMarre at email@example.com or (401) 289-2540. Awards are posted online at http://www.sailamerica.com/members_meeting.asp.