Advanced Yachts 44' Yacht of the Year
lunedì 26 gennaio 2015 21:56
Considered one of the most important and thoroughly respected prizes within the yachting industry, the European Yacht of the Year award recognises beauty, innovation, originality, quality manufacturing and performance.
This is the twelfth time the international European Yacht of the Year awards are presented. According to the website of the Dusseldorf Boote “the European Yacht of the Year is the most thorough competition there is for production boats, the only one that comprises 11 different magazines, from 11 different European nations, testing 25 yachts in five different categories, over two weeks in two different seas”.
Following the running of the seatrials in the autumn of 2014, and the long jury discussions, the awards for the winners of the European Yacht of the Year 2015 were announced at the FLAGSHIP NIGHT of boot Düsseldorf, Saturday 17 January.
The award was motivated as follows by the judges: “Among the Special Yachts, the Advanced 44 was a firm favourite with the jury. The smart-looking Italian craft succeeds in uniting two apparently contrary concepts and is a weekender and a racer rolled into one. Loft-style luxury is the dominant impression below deck, while the A44 also scores highly with radical performance on the water.”
Officially presented in occasion of the last Cannes Boat Show and also displayed in Genoa Boat Show afterwards, the Advanced 44’ found herself running against the Astus 24, the Pogo 3, the Pointer 25 and the Saffier SE 33 (please visit also: European Yacht of the Year 2015) which also contended in the same category.