The boating world's Oscars took place last night at a glittering ceremony at the Waldorf Hilton in London - find out who won here
The great and the good of the motorboating world gathered last night at the Waldorf Hilton in London to discover just who had triumphed in the Motor Boat of the Year Awards.
The glittering annual awards celebrate the best of boating, and are open to all new boats on the market today – and not just new launches. Every boat on the shortlist had been tested by a journalist from MBM or its sister title Motor Boat & Yachting prior to November 2008.
So without further ado, here are 2009’s big winners by category:
RIBs and Sportsboats -Avon Adventure 580
Wheelhouse and Walkaround -Botnia Targa 44
Sportscruiser under 45ft -Aquador 28HT
Sportscruiser over 45ft -Princess V45
Flybridge under 50ft -Princess 50
Flybridge over 50ft -Fairline Squadron 55
Trawler and Aft Cabin -Beneteau Swift Trawler 52
Steel and Inland -Seamark 780C
Traditional and Retro -Mochi Dolphin 54
Custom Yacht over 70ft -Moonen 94 Alu
And the winner of possibly the biggest and most valued prize on the night – the Outstanding Service Award voted for by you, the boater – wasBray Marine Sales.
So there you have it. Look out for a fuller explanation of why these boats won in February’s MBM, out now.