There are twenty-five, they will remain only five, in five categories. The European Yacht of the Year Award was initiated by Yacht magazine of Germany at boot in 2001 and has since been voted in co-operation with national magazines Badnyt Denmark, Batnytt Sweden, Fare Vela Italy, Seilas Norway, Swissboat Yachting Switzerland, Voile Magazine France, Waterkampioen the Netherlands, Yacht Revue Austria, Yachting World England, and Yate Spain.
The European Yacht of the Year Award will be in 2016 at its 13’th edition. The team critics from the eleven magazines above mentioned will test every yacht in the five categories, over two weeks time in two different seas. The five categories comprise Family Cruisers, Performance Cruisers, Luxury Cruisers, Special Yachts and Multihulls.
Nominations in the category Family Cruiser
Dufour is a French brand already presented on this site.
Same with Hanse from Germany, they are here too, one of my oldest posts.
Jeanneau is also an old friend of you. Just use the search :).
Maxus 26 is a cruiser from Poland.
RM was reviewed not a very long time ago.
Nominations in the category Performance Cruiser
Django 9.80 is a fast sailboat for all. Easy to handle, is suited for a single, for a family or for a group of friends.
Ice Yachts from Italy is more focused on custom or semi-custom building than series production, but it has obviously found popularity with its high-end products.
This is a racer from Venice, Italy.
J 112 e
The latest model from J Boats, this is a fast cruiser-racer. “E” came from “elegance”.
This is considered “Italian Excellence”. The fifteen meters model costs almost half a million Euros.
Amazing, Toby Hodges from Yacht World England is sailing “a very Italian looking boat, in a very Italian atmosphere, it’s FANTASTIC”.
Nominations in the category Luxury Cruiser
This is a contemporary aluminum cruiser from Sweden.
Grand Soleil 46 LC
This is first long range cruiser from Cantiere Del Pardo shipyard. As a whole, the brand was presented on this site.
The Maxi 1200 is the latest and the prettiest boat that Maxi Yachts has produced to date.
Oyster have been presented here as well. This model makes no exception.
It is said that this Austrian brand is above standards, that it is something exceptional.
Nominations in the category Multihulls
Bali is built at Catana yards, in France.
CometCat is a brand from the Rome-based Comar yard.
They are British (from Cornwall to be more precise), and they are fast and dear (almost €700k).
Dragonfly is another brand already reviewed here.
Slyder is a German company selling quality catamarans designed in France and built in Italy, under Swiss project management!
Nominations in the category Special Yachts
These seems to be very affordable yachts.
A fast Bremerhaven cruiser.
Corsair Pulse 600
Vietnamese multihulls. I’m going to review them soon, separately and independently by these awards.
This is an open cockpit one-design racer with an asymmetric kite and a retractable bowsprit from China.
This is a performer. What a line! No luxury, just speed.
The world’s first foiling keelboat! This Scow-like Swiss sportsboat uses the Dynamic Stability System, a retractable hydrofoil designed by Hugh Welbourn.
I shall present the winners in detail, in a future post.
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