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Yachting Malta was proud to celebrate the launch of Chaudron 2020 Models
Chaudron was established by the Ciantar family in 1988, a Maltese boat – building family who have achieved international fame.
The evening saw the launch of three models, including the launch of Aaron Ciantar’s latest project which was kept a secret until the very end and for which those present were waiting for their first glimpse with bated breath. He certainly did not disappoint!
Present for the evening was The Hon. Dr. Robert Abela, Prime Minister of Malta as well as a number of dignitaries and members of the Yachting Malta Board of Directors.
Yachting Malta Chairman John Huber reiterated Yachting Malta’s support not only towards the sport of powerboats but also to the local industry which manufactures such high quality boats that enable sportsmen to become champions.
Photo Credits : Carden Mizzi
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Malta’s location in the heart of the Mediterranean has always played a key role as a sea faring nation. In recent years, Malta’s maritime pursuits have seen the country’s yachting activity grow through the development of sector from a sport and industry perspective.
This growth was made possible through the passion, tireless energy and expertise that a number of individuals, clubs and organisations have contributed over a stretch of time. The success of the sport and industry is a testimony of the efforts made by these individuals. Yachting Malta felt that the time was ripe to recognise and give tribute to such individuals.
The Yachting Malta Awards, launched in December 2016, were designed to acknowledge these efforts and the general public was invited to submit nominations.
“Yachting Malta felt that it was appropriate to honour and celebrate the outstanding and lifetime contributions of key stakeholders in sport and industry through the first edition of the Yachting Malta Awards – their efforts have certainly made an impact on what has become a flourishing sector” explained Wilfrid Buttigieg, CEO Yachting Malta. “Reading through the wide spectrum of nominations is not only inspiring but also a powerful reminder of the efforts and challenges that such individuals embarked upon to bring the industry and sport to be what it is today and as a basis for future growth.”
2017 Yachting Malta Award Nominees
The nominees vying for the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Yachting’ award are:
Kurt Arrigo – International Award Winning Photographer
Teddie Borg – Sailing Media Pioneer
Aaron Ciantar – Four-time Powerboat World Champion
Robert Corcoran – Luxury Boat Captain & Yachting in Malta Promoter
Gino Cutajar – President of the Super Yacht Industry Network (Malta)
Roland Darmanin Kissaun – Yachting Industry Pioneer (1970’s)
Joe Degabriele – Super Yacht Industry Expert
Jean Paul Fleri Soler – National Sailing Coach
Malcolm Lowell – Entrepreneur & key supporter of the Rolex Middle Sea Race
Arthur Podesta – Past Commodore Royal Malta Yacht Club, Skilled Yachtsman
Gerald Portanier – Commodore, Vikings Sailing Club
Christian Ripard – Skilled International Yachtsman
John Ripard – Yachtsman, International Judge, co-founder of Rolex Middle Sea Race
Paul Ripard – Middle Sea Race Co- Founder, Olympian & Yachting Entrepreneur
Anna Rossi – President, Malta Sailing Federation
Lee Satariano – Yachtsman, Rolex Middle Sea Race
Wilfred Sultana – Journalist, Publisher and Events Organiser
The nominations are currently being vetted by the Yachting Malta Board of Directors. The winners of the first Yachting Malta Awards will be announced during a gala evening to be held on Friday 17th February at the Westin Dragonara Ballroom, St. Julian’s.
Yachting Malta would like to thank Mercedes-Benz, Simon Estates, Charles Grech and Transport Malta for their support.
Four-time Powerboat World Champion
Aaron Ciantar grew up in the world of boat building having accompanied his father throughout his boat building activity since the late 1980’s. Aaron’s first foray in the Powerboat P1 UIM World Championship goes back since 2004 and since then he has garnered a substantial number of accolades. His latest honour was claimed in December 2016 during a UIM organized championship (Class Vi). Ciantar has achieved best speeds, outstanding lap times and pole positions in his class whilst flying the Maltese flag in Ibiza, Terracina and Abu Dhabi.
The Yachting Malta Awards are being supported by Mercedes-Benz, Simon Estates, Charles Grech and Transport Malta.
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