These are Europe's best motor yachts, which are awarded the "Oscar of Water Sports" in a total of five categories every year. For the thirteenth time, the international award "European Powerboat of the Year" was presented on Saturday, January 19th at the Flagship Night of boot Düsseldorf and Delius Klasing Publishers.
More than 200 new boat models appear annually on the motorboat market. There are five length classes: up to 25 ft, up to 35 ft, up to 45 ft, over 45 ft and a length-independent displacement class. The expert jury of the "European powerboat of the Year Award" consists of the eight leading European motorboat magazines from Norway (Båtliv), Italy (BoatMag), France (Neptune), the Netherlands (Motorboot), Spain (Nautica y Yates), Switzerland (marina.ch), Austria (Yachtrevue) and Germany (BOOTE). In September, the panel of experts initially nominated its 24 top candidates from this large number of new introductions using a sophisticated points system, from which the winners were then selected.
Winner boats up to 25, up to 35 & up to 45 feet
Nimbus Weekender 9 OB
Above all, boats in the 35-foot class must be able to demonstrate practical solutions, good workmanship and safe handling on all waters. The Nimbus Weekender 9 Outboarder received the award in this category. With the 9-series, the Swedish boat builder enters the outboard boat sector.
Cranchi T 36 Crossover
The Cranchi T 36 Crossover impressed in the class up to 45 feet. The T 36 Crossover combines the best of several worlds. Its trawler hull in combination with the generous deckhouse offer plenty of room and living space, and with the powerful Z-drive with two 300 hp engines she reaches up to 40 knots.
Nordkapp Noblesse 660
In the small class up to 25 feet the Nordkapp Noblesse 660 came out on top. The Noblesse 660 stands for a new concept in the day cruiser segment. It offers many well thought-out features, a well-protected cockpit and excellent handling characteristics. The 6.50 metre long Nordkapp also scored points for its innovative design.
Winner over 45 feet & displacement class
In the class over 45 feet boat length the jury decided for the De Antonio Yachts D46 Open. The luxury yacht can be equipped with up to four powerful outboards and is capable of up to 46 knots - that's powerboat level. Due to the flexible production technology, the D46 can be adapted to the owner's wishes almost entirely.
Steeler NG 65 S
In the length-independent displacement class, the "European Powerboat of the Year" award 2019 went to the Steeler NG 65 S. The Steeler NG 65 S is a very special boat for very special customers. It is proof that modern, stylish steel boats can also be built suitable for the disabled. The Steeler NG 65 S meets every demand.