The 18-member jury named 22 finalists in user-focused categories
Yesterday evening, at the end of the first day of the Cannes Yachting Festival, the finalists of this year’s Best of Boats (BOB) Awards were announced at the Palais des Festivals.
During the watersports season, the 18 jurors of the Best of Boats Awards from Europe and the USA tested more than 150 current boat models in numerous extensive test drives in order to put as many interesting novelties as possible through their paces. The selection for the Best of Boats Award is regarded in the boating industry and by the future boat owners as a seal of quality for superior quality.
The red carpet will be rolled out for a total of 22 finalists this year. They were able to assert themselves against the competition and were voted into the final in five categories. The Best of Boats Award shows the whole range of motorboating and is based on the point of view of the boat users. This is reflected in the practical and target group-specific categories – from beginner boats to boats for sport and recreational fishermen and travel boats to boats for active water sports and sailing pleasure and the king category of family boats.
The nominations for the shortlist of the Best of Boats Awards 2019 resulted from the jury’s boat tests.
BEST FOR BEGINNERS
- Bayliner VR6 (USA/POL)
- Quicksilver Activ 675 (USA/POL)
- Silver Tiger (FIN)
- V Boats Voyager 700 Open (RUS)
BEST FOR FISHING
- Beneteau Barracuda 9 (FRA)
- Jeanneau Merry Fisher 605 Marlin (FRA)
- V Boats Fishpro 54 (RUS)
- Wellcraft 352 Fisherman (USA)
BEST FOR FAMILY
- Jeanneau NC 37 (FRA)
- Marex 360 CC (NOR)
- Marian M800 (AUT)
- Parker 790 Explorer (POL)
- Sealine C 390 (GER)
BEST FOR FUN
- Beneteau Flyer 8 Sundeck (FRA)
- Frauscher 1414 Demon Air (AUT)
- Greenline Neo (SLO)
- Pardo 50 (ITA)
- Zodiac Medline 7.5 (FRA)
BEST FOR TRAVEL
- Bali 4.3 MY (FRA)
- Fountaine Pajot MY 40 (FRA)
- Prestige 590 (FRA)
- Silent Yachts 55 (AUT)
Winners will be announced in the presence of representatives of international shipyards on November 21 at Boot & Fun Berlin, which takes place from November 21-24, 2019.