For the second year running the announcement of the winners of the European Yacht of the Year awards was streamed live from Hamburg where the organisers Yacht magazine have their headquarters.
The European Yacht of the Year event saw 25 boats nominated for the award while, in the jury of 12 journalists giuria representing the same number of countries, representing Italy was Alberto Mariotti from Vela e Motore. Here are the winners from this latest edition.
For the “Family crusier” category, the title of Europaen Yacht of the Year 2022 went to the Hanse 460, by German yard Hanse represented in Italy by Hanse Yachts Italia (www. hanseyachtsitalia.com). For the “Performance Cruiser” where the Solaris 44 by Solaris Yachts (www.solarisyachts.com) was also nominated, the title went to the JPK 39, by French yard JPK.
For the “Luxury Cruiser” category, where nominees also included the Swan 58 presented at the 61st Genoa International Boat Show by Nautor’s Swan (www.nautorswan.com), the award went to the Hallberg-Rassy 50, a sloop measuring 16.34 metres by the Swedish yard of the same name represented in Italy by Lions Yachting (www.hallberg-rassy.it).
In the “Bluewater Cruiser” category, the award went to the catamaran Outremer 50 by French yard Outremer while for the “Special Yachts” category, where the De Cesari 33 was also nominated, a 9,99 metri day cruiser designed by Giovanni Ceccarelli for Cantiere Navale De Cesari (www.cantierenavaledecesari.it), the title was awarded to the Saffier 33 Life, a day sailer measuring 11 metres in length by Dutch yard Saffier Maritiem BV, represented in Italy by Sette Mari Yacht (www.settemariyacht.it) who, during the 61st Genoa International Boat Show presented the larger model from that same collection: Èlegance by Saffier, the Saffier 37 Lounge.