Motor Boat of the Year Awards 2010

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Sealine South Coast

Sealine South Coast

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: Fairline Squadron 65

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: Azimut 53

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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: Princess V62

Highly Commended: Sessa C68

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: Sessa C38

Highly Commended: Cranchi Endurance

Trawlers and Aft Cabins

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: Beneteau Swift Trawler 34

Highly Commended: Marex 370


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: Paragon 31

Highly Commended: Marino APB 27


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: Linssen 25.9

Traditional and Retro

Traditional and retro

More than anything, these boats have to stir the soul with their style and

elegance. However, they should not be mere toys, so the judges also expect them to work just as well on a practical day-to-day level as a conventional boat.

Winner: Nordic Cruiser

Highly Commended: Oyster OM43

RIBs and Sportsboats

ribs and sportsboats

Encompassing everything from knockabout little RIBs to glamorous sportsboats to Round Britain Race contenders, the judges are looking for boats that offer that special something beyond the expected tough build and respectable handling.

Winner: Zodiac n-ZO

Highly Commended: Goldfish 29 RIB

Custom Yacht

Custom yachts over 70ft

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: Mochi Long Range 23

Highly Commended: Ferretti 840 Altura


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