The tenth anniversary of the Motor Boat Awards was celebrated last night at a gala dinner hosted by Time Inc UK, the publishers of Motor Boat & Yachting magazine, and sponsor Pantaenius Sail and Motor Yacht Insurance, at the prestigious Rosewood Hotel in London.
An audience of 230 international guests saw the 2016 Motor Boat Awards presented to winning boats in eight categories ranging from Sportsboats and RIBs to 100 foot plus Custom Yachts. A further seven boats were highly commended by the judges. The Awards presentation was hosted by Motor Boat & Yachting’s editor, Hugo Andreae, and deputy editor, Jack Haines. A panel of five highly experienced marine journalists were responsible for sea-trialling all 51 of the finalists before selecting the winning craft. The international nature of the event was reflected with winners from Scandinavia, Germany, France, Italy and the UK.
Ancasta are excited to announce a double win for:
The ‘Trawlers, Aft Cabins and Catamarans’ category won by the French motor catamaran, the Lagoon 630. Praised by the judges as, “The perfect long distance cruiser; a supremely effortless and comfortable liveaboard with minimal fuel consumption and cabins that blow you away.”
Also for Prestige Yachts, winning in the ‘Flybridges over 60ft’ category with the Prestige 680. The judges said: “Our winner has turned the interior design of boats like this on its head. By delivering a main deck master cabin on a sub-70ft craft it offers a real hit of superyacht space and luxury at an incredibly competitive price.”
The final award of the night, the Judges’ Special Award, went to Carla Demaria of Group Beneteau for helping to create an outstanding range of award-winning yachts. Carla has been integral to the growth and reassuring security of the Beneteau Group which is essential in todays boating market for customers and dealers alike.
For more information on the Lagoon 630 motoryacht or the Prestige 680, contact Ancasta on +44 (0)2380 450 000
About the Motor Boat Awards
All boats currently available for sale in the UK are eligible for a Motor Boat Award provided they were tested and published by Motor Boat & Yachting prior to 1st January 2016. Boats do not need to be entered; eligible craft are automatically considered.
Boats are judged by a panel of experienced professionals with decisions based on sea trial experience of each vessel. On average, over 70 boats are tested each year.