best in show
McConaghy boats in China have been awarded the title ‘Most Innovative Company’ at the recent China (Shanghai) International Boat Show. The panel of judges, drawn from local and international media and marine industry professionals, recognized the skill and experience that has developed under managing director Mark Evans leadership at McConaghy boats in Zhuhai.
This is the 15th year of the China International Boat Show, which is the largest marine show in Asia. The 2010 show featured over 250 boats displayed, with over 400 brands from 67 countries taking part in the CIBS, which saw an increase of overseas visitors by 60%, bringing the trade value to a record US$44 million.
Mark Evans, ‘Clearly we are delighted as a company to receive this award in such a competitive market. This award follows our Mach 2 Moths performing so well in the 2010 Moth Worlds – where the Moths secured the top 19 places at the Dubai event, so we knew the judges were aware just how dominant our Mach 2’s are globally – but this award also recognizes how diverse our range is, from being the sole supplier to all teams of the Elliott 6 to be used in 2012 London Olympics, to the Melges 20, the Volvo 70 and America’s Cup Class, the latest Alfa Romeo and luxury custom motor yachts.’