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The 2008/2009 European Sailing Yachts of the Year awards took place at the Boot Düsseldorf show on saturday january the 17th. The jury, made of journalists from 11 European magazines, evaluated, measured and tested twenty different units.The results are somewhat interesting.
The small Bénéteau Océanis 31 wins the “Cruiser” category, the “Performance Cruiser” being won by the Arcona 430. The swedish sailing yacht wins over the Dufour 45 P, the Salona 34 and the Bénéteau First 45. The prestigious “Luxury Cruiser” category elected the first model in the cruisers range of X-Yachts. The Xc 45 wins the Bordeaux 60 and the Moody 45 DS. After they won the trophy, the shipyards will proudly stick the famous logo on their units, to seduce future owners.
More details : Yachtoftheyear.org