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Next issue online 23rd December

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The 2018 Best of Boats Awards Finalists

Winners of the five categories to be announced at this week's Berlin Boat and Fun boat show

The winners of the Best of Boats Awards will be announced this week at the Berlin Boat and Fun and the finalists include the likes of the Parker Monaco 110, Jeanneau NC33 and Beneteau Swift Trawler 35.

Known in the industry as the BOB awards, this year 21 finalists were whittled down from hundreds of boats tested by the 18 jury members over the last 12 months. With Motorboat Owner’s Neale Byart representing the UK, the jury is made up of boating journalists from Austria, USA, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Croatia and the Ukraine. The shortlisted finalist boats are divided into five categories ‘Best for’ fun, beginners, fishing, family and travel. The winners of each category will be announced at an awards ceremony at Berlin Boat and Fun on the 29th of November.

Awards Finalists:

Best for Beginners

  • AMT 190 R
  • Falcon BR 7
  • Silver Fox Avant/BR
  • Zodiac Open 5.5

Best for Fishing

  • Beneteau Barracuda 6
  • Boston Whaler 170 Montauk
  • Invictus 200 HX
  • Wellcraft 202 Fisherman

Best for Family

  • Jeanneau NC 33
  • Parker Monaco 110
  • Targa 27.2

Best for Fun

  • Buster Magnum
  • Glastron GTD 220
  • Grandezza 25 S
  • Jeanneau Cap Camarat 9.0 WA/CC

Best for Travel

  • Beneteau Swift Trawler 35
  • Grand Banks Eastbay 44
  • Greenline 39
  • Linssen Grand Sturdy 45.0 Sedan
  • Prestige 520
  • Seafaring 44 Flybridge

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Photo: Best For Family finalist, the Parker Monaco 110

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