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August 30, 2022

Best of Boats Award expands jury to include two more countries

Motorboat award expands jury with additional international members from France and Switzerland. Best of Boats Award jurors are currently testing in Finland, Croatia and directly before BOAT & FUN INWATER in Werder (Havel).

Berlin, 30 August 2022 – The Best of Boats Award (BOB Award) has established itself in recent years as one of the most important European awards for powerboats. At the midpoint of the 2022 water sports season, the members of the international BOB Award jury have now been named. The jurors represent 16 countries, covering all major water sports regions and boatbuilding nations in Europe.

France is one of the largest producers of recreational boats and is represented by a woman for the first time this year. New to the jury of the Best of Boats Awards is Chloé Torterat, department head for powerboats of the French online magazine Switzerland – with the world’s second highest per capita rate of private yacht owners – is represented by Quentin Mayerat, editor-in-chief of the Geneva-based magazine Skippers, which is published bilingually in German and French. Long-time BOB jury member Giacomo Giulietti now represents Italy in his new position as head of motorboat for the online information service

The increasing importance of online magazines is thus also reflected in the jury of the Best of Boats Awards, which includes traditional print magazines as well as online-only start-ups such as float (Germany) and Yachtsmen (Poland).

Jury of the Best of Boats Awards 2022 represents 16 countries.
Jury of the Best of Boats Awards 2022 represents 16 countries.

Last tests for the jurors before announcement of the finalists

In these weeks, the testers of the Best of Boats Award complete the last test drives for the #bob2022 campaign, among others in Finland, Croatia and directly before BOAT & FUN INWATER 2022 boat show, which will be held in Werder from September 2 to 4.

Which models will make it to the finalists this year will be announced in mid-September 2022. The winners of the Best of Boats Awards will then be announced at an exciting and glamorous ceremony at BOAT & FUN BERLIN on November 24, 2022.

The Best of Boats Award shows the whole range of power boating and is oriented towards the boat users' point of view. In addition to the Best for Beginners (entry-level boats), Best for Family (family boats) and Best for Fun (boats for active water sports) categories, awards will be presented for the Best Travel Boat (Best for Travel) and for Sport and Recreational Fishing Boats (Best for Fishing).

The jury of the Best of Boats Awards 2022 in detail

Alfred J. Boer (Nautique, Netherlands and Varen, Belgium)

Arek Rejs (Wiatr, Poland)

Bernd Hofstätter (Ocean7, Austria)

Bogdan Parfeniuk (Farvater, Ukraine)

Chloé Torterat (, France)

Enrique Curt Iborra (Mares, Spain)

Gerasimos Gerolimatos (Skipper On Deck, Greece)

Giacomo Giulietti (, Italy)

Jan Sjölund (Venemestari/Totalvene, Finland)

Julijan Višnjevec (Val Navtika, Slovenia)

Kerstin Zillmer (float, Germany)

Krunoslav Mihic (Burza Nautike, Croatia)

Quentin Mayerat (Skippers, Switzerland)

Stanislaw Iwinski (Yachtsmen, Poland)

Troels Lykke (Minbaad, Denmark)

Zuzana Prochazka (Sea Magazine/Southern Boating, USA)

2. - 4. September 2022 | 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Marina in den Havelauen, Hafenpromenade, Werder (Havel)

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