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September 22, 2022

BOAT & FUN BERLIN presents: The finalists of the “Best of Boats Award 2022”.

International Jury announces the 18 finalists of the BOB Award 2022 in four categories – Ceremony in Berlin on 24 November 2022

Berlin, 22 September 2022 – “And the Winner is...” will be said four times on the evening of 24 November 2022, when the winners of the “Best of B oats Award“ – also known as BOB Award – will be announced at BOAT & FUN BERLIN 2022.

The awards will then be presented to the best motorboats of the 2022 model year that have prevailed after numerous tests over the last twelve months. The 16-member jury of experts, consisting of editors-in-chief and motorboat test directors from all over Europe and the USA, thoroughly tested the most interesting international motorboat innovations in numerous cruising grounds.

The testers’ verdict is based directly on the prospective boat user's point of view, not on boat length. Only boats that have been tested by several jurors are considered for selection. Therefore, new boats that are still in the planning or in construction stage do not take part in the BOB Award. The Best of Boats Award is distinguished by the intensity and scope of the test runs. This makes it a seal of approval for the special quality of the selected boats. Nationally and internationally, the prize is one of the most prestigious awards in the boating industry.

After an intensive season with hundreds of boat tests, the 18 finalists of the Best of Boats Award 2022 in the categories Best for Beginners, Best for Family, Best for Fun and Best for Travel have now been selected.

The finalists of the Best of Boats Award 2022 are:

Alfastreet 21 Open (Slovenia)
Jeanneau Cap Camarat 7.5 (France)
Quicksilver 625 Pilothouse (USA)
Ryck 280 (Germany)

Axopar 45 XC (Finland)
Bavaria SR 36 (Germany)
Beneteau Gran Turismo 45 (France)
Jeanneau DB/43 (France)
Delphia 11 Sedan Electric (Poland)

Axopar 25 Cross Bow (Finland)
Fiart Seawalker 35 (Italy)
Rand Source 22 (Denmark)
Tecnorib Pirelli 50 (Italy)
Wellcraft 355 (USA)

Absolute 56 Fly (Italy)
Balt 37 Grand (Poland)
Beneteau Swift Trawler 48 (France)
Leopard 46 Powercat (South Africa)

Diversity of models and wide range of use cases

The selection for the Best of Boats Award 2022 reflects the full range of the current model year. Newly launched brands such as Ryck are just as much a part of it as Delphia Yachts with its electric Mindful Cruising concept and the Wellcraft brand from the USA, which is re-entering the European market.

Strong boat-building nations such as France, Italy, Finland and Poland are equally represented as are countries less known for their boatbuilding, such as South Africa and Denmark. From RIBs to family cruisers and pure sports boats to displacement vessels and motor catamarans: almost all currently attractive boat types are represented at the Best of Boats Award 2022.

BOAT & FUN continues to be premium partner and host of the BOB Award

The Best of Boats Award will be presented at BOAT & FUN BERLIN, which will take place from 24 to 27 November 2022 at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds. The award ceremony with the jurors, representatives of international shipyards, shipyard CEOs and other international guests of the boating industry will take place on Thursday, 24 November 2022, from 6.30 pm in hub27, the new premium exhibition hall of BOAT & FUN BERLIN.

The BOAT & FUN BERLIN, premium partner of the Best of Boats Award since 2014, will once again host the festive winner party for the best powerboats of the year.

Pictures of the finalist boats as well as logos and an infographic on the jury of the Best of Boats Award 2022 are available for download in printable quality in the media kit “Best of Boats Award 2022”.

24 to 27 November 2022 | 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Berlin Expo Center City

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