Sailing yachts – the winners of the European Yacht of the Year 2015

This “Oscar of water sports” for the twelfth year is awarded to the best European sailing yacht shipbuilders. “European Yacht of the Year” is perhaps the most objective yachting prize. In choosing its owners participate 11 the oldest yachting magazines from 11 countries, which for two weeks test 25 different yacht nominees. The results of the tests are selected only five models, whose creators will be able to take the coveted prize.

Rewarding of winners of the European Yacht of the Year 2015 took place on January 17 during the Flagship Night at the boat show in düsseldorf. Performance Cruisers, Family Cruisers, Luxury Cruisers, Special Yachts and Bluewater Shieh five categories and five possible winners. The press service of the award notes that the unanimous decision of the jury was not in one direction. Especially, a noisy debate was particularly inflamed when the selection of the most productive boats (Performance Cruisers) and the best family cruiser (Family Cruisers).

The winner of the European Yacht of the Year 2015 in the category Family Cruisers

The laurels of the best family cruiser again got well-known and popular yacht Bavaria Cruiser 46. Its 2010 version has already won the status of “yacht of the year”. Today the renowned German shipyard presented an updated model that is improved both technically and conceptually, and named of the jury of the European Yacht of the Year one of the most modern boats in its class.

Other nominees in the category were:

Dufour 310 Grand Large
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 349
Nautitech Open 40
RM 890

The winner of the European Yacht of the Year 2015 in the category Performance Cruiser

The most powerful sailing yacht of 2015 was the JPK 10.80. The jury praised the seaworthiness of the vessel and a high level of skill Builder – French JPK shipyard, which is famous for using only manual labor and fully own production, without the involvement of a middleman and contractors.

Other nominees in the category were:

Corsair Cruze 970
Dehler 46
Jeanneau Sun Fast 3600
Mylius 50

The winner of the European Yacht of the Year 2015 in the category Luxury Cruiser

The status of the most luxurious cruiser 2015 now boasts a Centurion 57 is the flagship of the French shipyard Wauquiez. The yacht is positioned by the shipbuilder solely as a sport boat, but its elegance and design told the members of the jury of the European Yacht of the Year much more.

Other nominees in the category were:

Euphoria 54
Italia 15.98
Moody 54 DS
X-Yachts Xc 35

The winner of the European Yacht of the Year 2015 in the category Special Yachts

In one of the most mysterious and unpredictable nominations won 44 Advanced model from the Italian shipyard of Advanced Yachts. Elegant, fast, luxurious – the continuation of a number of descriptive adjectives that apply to this boat, could take some time. Experts of the award European Yacht of the Year 2015 called the Advanced 44 with the best yacht that combines the spirit of sportsmanship and comfort of a family cruiser.

Other nominees in the category were:

Astus 24
Pogo 3
Pointer 25
Saffier SE 33

The winner of the European Yacht of the Year 2015 in the category Bluewater Cruiser

Brand new for European Yacht of the Year category sailboats, belonging to the rapidly growing popularity of sailboat called Bluewater Cruisers, just not without a heated debate found its winner. They became the model of the Boréal 52 French shipyard Boréal Yachts. According to the jury, the yacht is perfect for cruising in shallow waters and at higher latitudes. Boréal 52 has an integral keel and can dock to the sandy shore.

Other nominees in the category were:

Rapier 550 by Broadblue
Garcia Exploration 45
Ovni 52 Evolution
Southerly 535

    Egor Lanin
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    Journalist, news editor. The team ruYachts.com 2014. Major topics: motor yachts, concepts, gadgets and technology.

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