European Yacht of the Year 2017 announced
Winner - Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 62
22nd Jan 2017
European Yacht of the Year 2017 announced – Luxury Cruiser category
This prestigious award, The European Yacht of the Year is judged by journalists from eleven different magazines from eleven different European nations. Each jury member tested every yacht from the five different categories, over two separate weeks in two different locations.
After the decisions were finalised, the five category winners were announced at a prize giving held during the opening night of the Dusseldorf Boatshow 2017. The nominees for the Luxury Cruiser category were the Bestevaer 45ST Pure, Garcia 52 Exploration, Italia 12.98 and X4 however the WINNER was the magnificent Beneteau Oceanis Yachts 62.
“It is an innovative new breed of sailing yacht that has succeeded in taking practical influences from the motorboat sector. Key features include the transom design with steps built into each side to easily access the garage and jet tender, flat decks to maximise sunbathing area, a 45º companionway, and proper privacy for the owner’s cabin. The modern, original styling, including the use of leather, indirect lighting and carpeted cabins, feels luxurious – in a word, ‘executive’. A tender garage with a practical launching system for a 2.85m jet rib is a clever selling point. But it’s the introduction of an industrialised new build technique to make this size of yacht more affordable that demonstrates why Groupe Beneteau remain world leaders in their field.” YW
For more information, see here.
She is available to view at Dusseldorf Boat Show until the 29th Jan 17. For more information or to book an appointment to view, see here.