The shortlist for the European Yacht of the Year 2009/10 has been finalized, with 25 boats nominated to be tested in five categories
The shortlist for the European Yacht of the Year 2009/10 has been finalized, and (without meaning to sound like a presenter at the Oscars) the nominations for all five separate categories are:
Grand Soleil 46
Halberg Rassy 372
The judges, made up from 11 yachting magazines across Europe, have an extensive meeting to decide this shortlist before testing the nominated boats in Ijmuiden in September and Barcelona in November. This is the 7th edition of the award and the winners will be announced at the Dusseldorf Boatshow in January 2010.
(Pictured is the Grand Soleil 46, nominated in the Performance Cruiser category)