The finalists in each category will be announced online on 1 December and in the January issue of Motor Boat & Yachting, on sale 4 December.

The categories are:
• Starter boats
• Performance and Sportsboats
• Wheelhouse and Cockpit Cruisers
• Trawler and Aft Cabin
• Sportscruiser up to 45ft
• Sportscruiser over 45ft
• Flybridge up to 55ft
• Flybridge over 55ft
• Custom Yacht
• Garmin award for outstanding service