Grand Soleil 46 LC, Solaris 50, Dragonfly 25 and Quant 23 – the big winners of the European Yacht of the Year 2016 awards.
The standard of nominees that made the shortlist for the European Yacht of the Year 2016 awards was particularly high. The voting in the multihull, family cruiser and special yacht categories was especially tight. After the decisions were finalised, the five category winners were announced at an Oscars-style prizegiving held during the opening night of the boot Düsseldorf 2016: the Flagship Night.
Now in its 12th year, the “European Yacht of the Year” was judged by journalists from 11 different magazines from 11 different
European nations. Each jury member tested every yacht from the five different categories, over two separate weeks in two different locations – from La Rochelle in September and from Santa Margherita in October.
Winner in the Luxury Cruiser of the Year 2016 category: Grand Soleil 46 LC – ideal for light-wind sailing
- The other nominees in the 2016 Luxury Cruiser of the year category:
Adventure 55 cruiser;
Maxi 1200 cruiser;
Oyster 475 cruiser;
Sunbeam 40.1 cruiser.
Winner in the Performance Cruiser category: The Solaris 50 i yacht
- The other nominees in the Performance Cruiser of the Year 2016 category:
J 112 e.
Winner in the Family Cruiser category: the Hanse 315- A family-friendly pocket cruiser
- The other nominees in the Family Cruiser category:
Winner in the 2016 Multihulls of the year category: Dragonfly 25 – the most sporty, fun Dragonfly yet
- The other nominees in the Multihulls category :
Comet Cat 37;
Winner in the Special Yachts category: The Quant 23 – a sportsboat on steroids
The Quant shows exactly what the ‘Special Yacht’ category is for.
The other nominees in the Special Yachts category:
Corsair Pulse 600;