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Dibley named 2017 Yacht Designer of the Year


“After a successful 2016 that rolled into a very busy 2017, New Zealand based yacht designer, Kevin Dibley was named 2017 Yacht Designer of the Year at the recent Asian Marine and Boating Awards in Shanghai.

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Dibley had Hong Kong based Kraken Yachts Managing Director, Roger Goldsmith represent him and accept the award on his behalf at the China (Shanghai) International Boat Show, CIBS Gala dinner and the Asian Marine & Boating Awards which was held on April 27th, 2017.

Alistair Skinner, Judges Coordinator for the
Asian Marine & Boating Awards comments:

"I for one have followed Kevin's (Dibley) work for some time, especially the boats he has drawn for Asian builders and have always noted the fairness of the lines. Perhaps not yet as recognised quite as much as some of the previous winners of the award but I am sure that is only a matter of time especially as, although small, the Asian arena is one of the growth hot-spots in the global leisure marine market"

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Kevin Dibley, from his Queenstown, New Zealand design studio commented

“I am truly honoured to be chosen for this award. Though it was awarded in my name, all the people contributing to the Dibley Design Team share this win as the synergism that each team member gives is crucial to any projects we get involved in. Our Asian clients have become a very important part of our design success of late and we thank those who have put faith in our work over there. Whether it is racing yachts, cruising yachts or powerboats, our diverse portfolio and clientele have kept the team busy and on their toes, and we look forward too many more years of success in the Asian market.”

10/05/2017
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