Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Motorboats of the Year for 2011

Motor Boat publications announce their choices for the best boats

The award-winning Greenline 33 Hybrid; photo courtesy greenlinehybrid.com

Two European power boat magazines, Motor Boat and Yachting and its sister publication Motor Boats Monthly, announced the winners of the 2011 Motor Boat of the Year Awards this week.

There were boats chosen in several categories and announced in a ceremony Monday evening at the swanky Savoy Hotel in London. Many boating VIPs were in attendance, as the week-long London International Boat Show, which began on Friday, 7 January 2011, was happening just a few miles away at ExCel London.

So which boats were honored (or should we say honoured)?

A Motorboat of the Year winner was selected in each of twelve vessel or award categories. There was also a runner up, or "Highly Commended" as they call it, chosen for some of the boat types.

The winners and categories follow, and of course you can visit the magazines' sites (MBY, MBM) to see more details:

Award Category: Starter Boat
Winner: Trophy 2203CC

Award Category: Wheelhouse and Walkaround
Winner: Greenline 33

Award Category: Trawler Yacht and Aft Cabin
Winner: Marex 370 ACC

Award Category: Steel and Inland
Winner: Privateer Trawler 52

Award Category: Sportscruisers up to 45ft
Winner: Beneteau Monte Carlo 42

Award Category: Sportscruisers over 45ft
Winner: Fairline Targa 58 GT

Award Category: Flybridge up to 55ft
Winner: Sealine F42

Award Category: Flybridge over 55ft
Winner: Monte Carlo Yachts 76

Award Category: Performance and Superboat
Winner: Goldfish 29 RIB

Award Category: Custom Yacht
Winner: Arcadia 85

Award Category: Garmin Outstanding Service Award
Winner: Val Wyatt Marine

Award Category: Special Judges' Award
Winner: Seaway

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