Motor Boat of the Year Awards 2013: the winners

Find out who picked up the brightest gongs in the boating world at our lavish ceremony in London

The leading lights of the leisure marine industry gathered at The Savoy Hotel in London on Monday night to find out who would be going home with a coveted Motor Boat of the Year Award.

The awards are voted on by the technical teams from 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, however, is decided by you, with nominations for marine companies coming in thick and fast since voting opened late last year.

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

Starter Boats

Winner: Quicksilver Activ 705 Cruiser

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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

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