The winners of Motor Boat and Yachting 2020 Motor Boat Awards were announced at boot Düsseldorf in January 2020. With 11 categories, and plenty of nominations for each, the judges’ winners were announced at a sparkling dinner.
The winners are:
Sportsboats and RIBs
The Brig Eagle 8 shows how RIBs “have been transformed from tough workhorses to desirable and very practical leisure boats”.
The Fairline F//Line 33 is “even more thrilling to drive than the bare statistics had promised”.
Sportscruiser up to 40ft
The Galeon 335 HTS is “peppered with practical touches like an abundance of deck storage and an engine room with excellent access for daily checks”.
Sportscruiser over 40ft
The Palm Beach GT50 has “impeccable natural balance, impressive speed and fuel economy and a ride quality that is nothing short of sublime”.
Wheelhouse & Cockpit Cruisers
The Jeanneau Merry Fisher 895 Marlin is “safe and predictable with a decent turn of pace from twin outboards”.
The Dale 40’s “resilience and robustness when faced with huge swells and snarling chop was nothing short of miraculous”.
Flybridges up to 60ft Winner
Ferretti 450’s “quality, attention to detail and fit are worthy of a model twice the size”.
Flybridges over 60ft
Sunseeker 76 Yacht’s “foredeck appears to have been plucked from a 100-footer”.
Bluegame BGX70 has a “design so radical it alters the fabric of what we believe is achievable”.
Customer Service Award
Bates Wharf Marine Sales makes “everyone feel welcome whatever their budget or level of experience”.