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The 2011 Motor Boat of the Year Award winners

Winners 2011

Garmin Outstanding Service Award

Val Wyatt

Winner: Val Wyatt

Flybridge above 55ft

Flybridge over 55ft

On cruising boats typically costing upwards of a million pounds, the judges look for a no-expense-spared

feel coupled to the luxurious home-from-home comforts that make life onboard a genuine pleasure, however long the vacation.

Winner: Monte Carlo Yachts 76


Flybridge below 55ft

Flybridge under 55ft

These boats may be called upon to function as weekend cottages or much longer term family cruisers, so the judges look for versatile accommodation coupled to practical cruising comforts, alongside sound handling for longer forays.

Winner: Sealine F42

Sportscruisers above 45ft

Sportscruisers over 40ft

These boats have to have it all: glamour, good handling and performance, and exemplary deck spaces that satisfy the needs of cruising types or day-trippers. The judges also reward brave design and new ideas that

influence the marketplace.

Winner: Fairline Targa 58 GT

Highly Commended: Sunseeker Portofino 48

Sportscruisers below 45ft

Sportscruisers below 45ft

The judges look for a demanding combination of style, practicality, handling and performance, and a well-judged balance between the spaces above and below-decks. This challenging package has to be served up at the right price.

Winner: Beneteau Monte Carlo 42

Highly Commended: Atlantis Verve 36

Trawler yacht and aft cabin

trawlers and aft cabins

Impressive accommodation and generous stowage are key elements here, but the judges also look for the solid rough-weather seakeeping and sound engineering necessary to undertake long-legged cruising with minimum worry.

Winner: Marex 370 ACC

 

Wheelhouse and Walkaround

wheelhouse and walkaround

These uber-practical boats often undertake far more intrepid voyages than their size suggests. They need to be exemplary driver’s boats in any conditions, be hard as nails, and keep their crew safe and snug in any weather.

Winner: Greenline 33

Highly Commended: Jeanneau NC11

 

Steel and Inland

Steel and inland

Leisurely cruising normally means long periods onboard with plenty of rubbernecking, so the judges look for comfortable space-to-spare interiors, comprehensive inventories, and an unimpeded view out to

watch the world go by.


Winner: Privateer Trawler 52

Starterboat

StarterboatWinner: Trophy 2203CC

Highly Commended: Williams Turbojet 505

Performance and superboat

performance and sportsboatsWinner: Goldfish 29 RIB

Highly Commended: Windy Blackbird

Custom Yacht

Custom yacht

The Custom Yacht section is the broadest church of all. Here the judges are

looking for boats which most successfully satisfy their target audience, but also for innovation and ground breaking ideas on styling and propulsion and accommodation.

Winner: Arcadia 85

Special judges award

SeawayWinner: Seaway