24 September, 2014 – Bolidt has been named as one of the winners of the 8th Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards, announced during the Seatrade Med Cruise Convention 2014 – the Mediterranean’s most prestigious cruise event. Judged by an independent panel of experienced cruise industry specialists, the Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards are among the highest accolades in the cruise industry.
Jacco van Overbeek, Bolidt Director Maritime Division, accepting the ‘Supplier of the Year’ award
Bolidt secured the ‘Supplier of the Year’ award, an award given to a firm that has provided an exceptional quality service, product or innovation to the cruise sector over the past 12 months.
“We are honoured that the jury have chosen to recognize Bolidt as an exceptional leader in the cruise industry and we will continue to lead the market in delivering innovative solutions”, commented Jacco van Overbeek, Bolidt Director Maritime Division, who collected the award in Barcelona, “Winning in this category in our 50th anniversary year is even more memorable, it’s a great testament to all that the company has achieved thus far.”
Since its set up, Bolidt has been working to unlock the potential for traditional materials to be replaced with synthetic solutions, especially in a range of harsh operating environments. Bolidt is committed to the development of products that are both environmentally conscious and safe but also support the interior designer to fully realise their imaginations in the design process. One such development is the recently launched new colour range for Bolideck® Future Teak, the environmentally friendly decking system.
Current Bolidt projects include; the Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas, due for delivery in November 2014 and March 2015 respectively. Bolidt also recently secured the contract as exclusive partner to Viking Ocean Cruises for the supply of decking and flooring. The contract covers Viking Star, the first vessel due for delivery in 2015 and its sister ship, Viking Sky, scheduled for delivery in 2016, as well as options on a further two vessels.
The award ceremony took place at the Seatrade Med Party in Barcelona’s Opera House, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, on 17 September 2014.