October 27, 2020
BOAT & FUN presents virtual Best of Boats Award
Jury announces 21 finalists in five categories of the BOB Awards 2020 - Live broadcast on 19 November 2020
Boats from more nations than ever before have made it to the finals of the Best of Boats Awards 2020 this year. After several hundred boat tests, the 21 finalists in the five categories have now been determined. The expert jury representing 15 nations has sighted the international motorboat novelties all over Europe under the special conditions of this year.
According to the motto 'view internationally, test locally' the jurors used individual tests and events such as BOAT & FUN inwater in Werder (Havel) for their evaluations. The sea trials were performed by editors-in-chief and boat journalists from all regions of Europe as well as Russia and the USA, making the Best of Boats Award one of the major international awards in the boating industry.
The winners of the Best of Boats Award in the five categories Best for Beginners, Best for Family, Best for Fun, Best for Fishing and Best for Travel will be revealed in a live stream for the first time. The virtual event is open to all interested boat fans. In the new category Best for Future a "Game Changer" for boating industry will be awarded for the second time.
The virtual award ceremony will take place on Thursday, 19 November 2020. Once again BOAT & FUN BERLIN, premium partner of the Best of Boat Awards since 2014, will host the BOB Award for the best motor boats of 2020.
The finalists of the Best of Boats Awards 2020
BEST FOR BEGINNERS
ASTender 340 (Germany)
ROM 28 (Portugal)
Saxdor 200 Sport (Finland)
BEST FOR FAMILY
Alfastreet 28 Cabin (Slovenia)
Beneteau Antares 11 Fly (France)
Idea 80 (Italy)
Nuva M8 (Spain)
Prestige 420 Fly (France)
Ranieri Next 285 LX (Italy)
BEST FOR FUN
Axopar 37 / Brabus Shadow 900 (Finland)
Bavaria Vida 33 (Germany)
Frauscher 1212 Ghost (Austria)
Jeanneau Cap Camarat 12.5 (France)
Nimbus T8 (Sweden)
Sea Ray SLX 400 (USA)
BEST FOR TRAVEL
Absolute Navetta 64 (Italy)
Beneteau Monte Carlo 52 (France)
Sunreef 80 Power (Poland)
Super Lauwersmeer 47 OC (Netherlands)
BEST FOR FISHING
Bayliner Trophy 22 CC (USA)
Quicksilver 805 Pilothouse (USA)
Images of the Best of Boats Awards can be found here and on the Best of Boats Awards website.