These are Europe's best motor yachts, which are awarded the "Oscar of water sports" annually in a total of five categories. For the fourteenth time, the international award "European Powerboat of the Year" was presented on Saturday, January 18th during the Flagship Night of boot Düsseldorf and Delius Klasing Verlag.
More than 200 new boat models appear on the market every year. There are five length classes: up to 25 feet, up to 35 feet, up to 45 feet, over 45 feet and a length-independent displacement class. The expert jury of the "European powerboat of the Year Award" consists of the eight leading European motorboat publications from Norway (Båtliv), Italy (BoatMag), France (Neptune), the Netherlands (Motorboot), Spain (Nautica y Yates), Switzerland (marina.ch), Austria (Yachtrevue) and Germany (BOOTE). In September, with the help of an sophisticated points system, the panel of experts first nominated its 23 top candidates from this large number of new entries, from which the winners were then selected.