Azure Ultra was awarded Best Malta-based Yacht Charter Company and Best Brand Presence at the ceremony celebrating the cream of the yachting and maritime industry. The double-win is a particular achievement for Azure Ultra, which won two awards in 2017: Best Customer Service of the Year and Best Malta-based Charter Company of the Year.
Fleet captain Dominic Hedges said the crew was "completely over the moon".
“The team worked hard to make us the best looking yacht company around. As for best Malta-based Charter Company for the second year in a row - that speaks for itself really. Credit to all the team for providing the very best in service.”— Dominic Hedges, Azure Ultra Fleet Captain
The Malta International Boats & Yachting Awards ®
The annual Malta International Boats & Yachting Awards ®, organised by MBR Publications Ltd highlights exceptional quality and service in the industry. The winners were decided by an independent panel of judges including yacht owners, sailing experts and designers.
Award for Best Brand Presence 2018
Azure Ultra received the award for Best Brand Presence based on the consistent quality of concept, design and execution. Speaking on behalf of the panel of judges, Margaret Brincat said Azure demonstrates a strong and compelling concept that's appropriate for the affluent and thrill-seeking yacht client. She highlighted that in relation to their specific market sector, Azure Ultra's branding stands head and shoulders above the rest.
"The news of once again winning two awards at this year's event is a very welcome reward for the captains and crew of Azure Ultra. We are the best Malta-based Charter Company by far and this double whammy win for Best Brand Presence is greatly appreciated by everyone who voted for us. 2018 was a great year for us and we look forward to the 2019 charter season."— Perry Newton, Managing Director, Azure Ultra
Award for Best Malta-based Yacht Charter Company 2018
Announcing the award for Best Malta-based Yacht Charter Company, Ms Brincat said that while yacht chartering is a relatively simple concept, the organisation and planning to satisfy individual requirements can be less so. Even after the vessel, crew and location requirements have been addressed, expert sourcing and discernment is necessary in order to cater to and satisfy each request on a personal level. All this to make the experience as unforgettable as it ought to be, for all the right reasons.
"... our panel was able to recognise and award Azure Ultra on their steadfast efforts. During the rigorous judging process, the panel considers numerous factors. But ultimately, the panel recognised the resulting award winner for setting the industry benchmarks and standards and for their experience and specialist knowledge in this sector."— Margaret Brincat, Malta International Boating and Yachting Awards
Azure Ultra Four Times An Award Winner In 2018
It's been a successful season for Azure Ultra, which also won two other awards in 2018: Destination Specialist of the Year by the Travel and Hospitality Awards and the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
TripAdvisor awarded Azure Ultra a Certificate of Excellent for consistently high reviews, which highlight the professionalism and attention to detail of the crew. Judges for the Travel and Hospitality Awards also noted Azure Ultra's excellent online reviews, as well as its range of bespoke packages and highly personalised themed occasions of all kinds, including Azure Ultra's superior corporate charter service.