Nominated boats and yachts of boot Düsseldorf exhibitors at a glance
The nominations for the most important expert award of the European boating industry 2020 have been made. However, the selected yachts must first prove to an international jury of experts where their strengths lie before the motto at boot Düsseldorf will again be: "And the winner is...".
Announcement of the winners at the flagship night of boot 2020
At the start of boot Düsseldorf, the final winners of the "European Powerboat of the Year Awards" will be announced at the Flagship Night of Messe Düsseldorf and Delius Klasing Verlag, true to tradition. In order to receive one of the coveted "Oscars of Water Sports", the boats and yachts must score points with the jury in terms of performance, comfort, construction quality, value for money, design and unique technical features. The nominated boats and yachts of exhibitors who will be present at boot Düsseldorf 2020 are listed in the following categories.
Over 45 feet boat length
In the largest judged boat class, the possibility to travel comfortably on board with several persons for several weeks is also included in the jury's assessment, as is the arrangement and layout of the spaces on the various decks and the performance of the boat in general.
35 to 45 feet boat length
The boats in this category are primarily tested for good handling and seaworthiness as well as safety and range, as they must be suitable for longer trips on open water or near the coast.
25 to 35 feet boat length
As the boats in this category are classically used as recreational boats in the warm months, the jury's attention is particularly focused on family friendliness and the interior design and layout.
Up to 25 feet boat length
Boats of this category are considered as classic beginner boats. Simple handling, safety and sailing characteristics are just as important as a good price-performance ratio and easy transport on the road.
In this boat class you can find the classic travel boats. The jury's assessment focuses less on the speed of the boats than on the efficiency of the propulsion system, the safety features and the superior living comfort of the displacement boats.
It will be exciting!
Even the nomination for the European Powerboat of the Year Award shows that a motorboat or yacht is one of the most interesting new releases for the next water sports season. The editors of all leading European motorboat magazines are involved in the decision making process who wins, and they determine the winners by awarding points. boot Düsseldorf wishes all participants much success!