We always like the Boat of the Year Awards in Europe, partly because the judges are from all of the major magazines instead of just ne, ad partly because we get introduced to some really cool boats that are not well known in North America. In case you missed it, we thought it would be fun to bring you up to date.
We’ve already reviewed the new Beneteau 46.1, which we thought was an exceptionally good sailing boat and offers an excellent combination of comfort, storage and seaworthiness in a pure family cruiser. So, we’re happy to report that the 46.1 won the 2019 Family Cruising category.
And, we are just back from the big multihull show in France where we had a chance to see the new Fountaine Pajot Astrea 42. It’s a huge 42-footer and is full of the many innovations that have made FP one of the largest and most popular brands of cruising cats worldwide. It won the 2019 Multihull category in Europe.
So, check out the office announcements of the winners of the European Boat of the Year here. Read more.