The “European Yacht & Powerboat of the Year” awards were attributed on Saturday 18 January, at the opening of the Düsseldorf boat show. BENETEAU did not walk away with just one prize, but two!
Considered to be the “Nautical Industry’s Oscars” the European Yacht & Powerboat of the Year award rewards beauty, innovation, originality, quality manufacturing and performance. Many models contended with our boats, and not the least noteworthy.
The verdict fell on Saturday night and BENETEAU was awarded the Yacht prize for the Oceanis 38 and the Powerboat prize for the MC5.
Shown for the first time at the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes (Cannes Boat Show) last September, the Oceanis 38, a contender with the Bavaria Cruiser 37, Dufour 410, Allure 39.9 and Winner 9.00, was awarded the magnificent title of European Yacht of the Year 2014, in the “Family Cruiser” category.
The Oceanis 38’s highly innovative evolving concept earned it this victory. Its seaworthiness, as well as the style of the fittings also impressed the jury.