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Beneteau leads award winners at Annapolis show

Beneteau won Sail America’s overall Best in Show Award for its exhibit at the 2013 U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Md.

Sail America presented awards at a standing-room only presentation on Friday during the Sail America Members meeting, where more than 150 industry professionals gathered.

The awards were:

• Best Booth Display, 200 square feet and under: Mantus Anchors

• Best Booth Display, over 200 square feet: Dream Yacht Charters

• Best Boat Display, fewer than five boats: Lagoon

• Best Boat Display, five or more boats: Jeanneau

• Best in Show: Beneteau

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.

Overall Best in Show was reserved for Beneteau for “a truly outstanding display, in-water graphics, bold entry, inviting lounge area and quality furnishings,” Sail America announced.

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