On Friday 16th of November 2018, approximately one hundred guests attended the VOOMQUEST Enemed Annual Awards Night held at the Grand Hotel Excelsior in Floriana.
A welcome reception was held at 1930hrs followed by a Gala Dinner during which an introduction was given by the host for the night, Sandro Micallef, followed by a welcome speech by VOOMQUEST founder and CEO, Aaron Ciantar. “The future for the VOOMQUEST Enemed V2 Powerboat Championship is looking bright and the coming season will see most likely 10 teams from 4 different countries all competing for the WORLD TITLE, a world title spread over 5 events, three in Malta and two abroad. We intend to up the game and show the world what we are capable of, so prepare yourself for this journey” said Mr Ciantar.
Also present for the dinner were Hon. Clifton Grima, Parliamentary Secretary for Youths, Sports and Voluntary Organisations, Mr. Kevin Chircop, Executive Chairman Enemed and Mr. Jean-Marie Van Lancker, President Offshore Commissioner from the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM).
During his brief intervention Hon. Grima said “We have to use all our talent, all our resources in order to ensure that sports has the right place in our society. I believe that people like Mr Ciantar and the organisers of this event, have the vision and the talent in order to ensure that sports continues to take a central and important role in our country.” In his conclusion, Dr Grima stated that it is time to become serious and professional in all sport-related activities.
On the other hand Enemed’s Executive Chairman Kevin Chricop confirmed “We are very proud to have been the main sponsors behind this event and this relationship will continue in the future as both our brands stand for quality, performance and professionalism.”
“This year has been a fantastic year! This is a great moment and this is only a stepping stone to something bigger, that most of us here don’t even realise as yet, but we will” concluded Mr Chircop.
The dinner came to an end with an Awards Ceremony, presenting trophies to the top three qualifiers of the VOOMQUEST Enemed V2 Powerboat Championship 2018, with Team Marine Diffusion placing 1st followed by Team Cutting Edge and Team Atomic & Grey who placed 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Jean Marie’s parting statement really summed up this achievement “We are proud to welcome this championship in our fold. During the last couple of months I have met pilots from all over the world, and they are all following what you are doing.”
Based in Malta, VOOMQUEST delivers multiple powerboating events each year attracting boat owners, pilot racers, host venues, fans of high octane motorsport and the general public, creating unforgettable moments at sea.
The V2 Class Racing is a brand new single class championship made up entirely of identical Chaudron Malta 27’ boats, the SVR-27 design. The 27 foot powerboat weighs 1400 kilos and reaches a top speed of 85 miles per hour. The powerboat was built on the design of 5-times UIM World Champion and founder of VOOMQUEST, Aaron Ciantar.
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