The best of the best from the motorboating world

The Motor Boat of the Year Awards took place at the Savoy Hotel with marine business leaders gathered to find out who would be going home with one of the coveted trophies.

The winners are picked by the experts at Motor Boat & Yachting and Motor Boats Monthly, and any boat nominated had to have been tested by one of the magazines before January 2013.

The prestigious Garmin Outstanding Service Award is chosen by a public vote and nominations for marine companies have poured in since voting opened late last year.

Where some categories were incredibly tight, the judges have awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ prize.

The award ceremony is generously sponsored by

Starter Boats

Winner: Quicksilver Activ 705 Cruiser

Highly Commended: Bayliner 642

Performance & Superboat

Winner: XO 240 RS

Trawler Yacht & Aft Cabin

Winner: Marex 320 ACC

Wheelhouse & Walkaround

Winner: Minor Offshore 36

Highly Commended: Duchy 27

Sportscruiser up to 45ft

Winner: Princess V39

Highly Commended: Grandezza 39CA

Sportscruiser over 45ft

Winner: Delta 54 IPS

Highly Commended: Azimut 55S

Flybridge up to 45ft

Winner: Bavaria Virtess 420

Highly Commended: Sealine F48

Flybridge over 55ft

Winner: Monte Carlo Yachts 65

Custom Yacht

Winner: Sunseeker 28M Yacht

Garmin Outstanding Service Award

Winner: Haven Knox-Johnston

Judges’ Special Award

Winner: Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant
See the 2012 Motor Boat of the Year Award winners

You can find a list of all previous winners if you click the winners tab above.