Winning yachts of boot Düsseldorf exhibitors at a glance
These are Europe's best sailing yachts, which are awarded with the "Oscars of Water Sports" in a total of five categories. For the sixteenth time, the international award "European Yacht of the Year" was presented on Saturday, January 19th at the Flagship Night of boot Düsseldorf and Delius Klasing.
Every year around 60 new sailing boats are launched on the European market. But only five shipyards can celebrate the title "European Yacht of the Year 2019". The first tests took the jury members of the twelve sailing magazines from all over Europe to Ellös on Orust in Sweden at the end of August, followed in October by the second test phase off Port Ginesta south of Barcelona. All 19 candidates were intensively tested and evaluated. In total, the specialist journalists covered almost 2,000 nautical miles with the nominated yachts.