What are the best powerboats of 2019? It was decreed by an international jury of nautical journalists who every year elect the “Best of Boats”, the best boats according to the type of yachtsman. Our Giacomo Giulietti is part of the jury and with him we discover today which are the “queens” for 2019. (DISCOVER ALL FINALISTS)
Best for Fun – Frauscher 1414 Demon Air
The new Frauscher 1414 Demon Air is a boat with high performance. A high performance daycruiser with straight and vertical bow, Z-shaped sides and frameless windshield. The most appreciated feature of the Frauscher 1414 Demon is the T-top made of carbon fibre and weighing only 150 kilos, a design object. For those who want to be more daring, it is possible to use the pair of inboard engines with a 520 hp petrol duo-prop system.
Loa: 13.90 m – B.max: 3.90 m – Engine 2×400 – 2×520 HP petrol or diesel
A high performance, stable and safe hull, combined with a layout that makes it one of the ideal fishing boats. Aft two large beaches around the outboard and space in the cockpit. Its outboard motor makes it even more versatile. The wheelhouse is covered at the front, but open to the cockpit for quick access to the controls. In bad weather, however, it can be completely closed. Below deck there is space for a small forward cabin. The standard engine is a 115 horsepower outboard.
Loa: 5.64 m – B.max: 2.45 m – Engine: 115 hp
Best for Beginner – Silver Tiger DCz
Silver Tiger DCz is the smallest of the fiberglass models from Silver Boats, Z range. It is a compact but at the same time comfortable and functional day cruiser suitable for families and groups of friends. The hull was designed with Swedish Petestep technology. The design was carried out by the Norwegian design agency Eker Design AS. This boat has a forward cabin and space for a chemical toilet. The cockpit is well designed so that it is functional and comfortable. All counters, controls and chartplotter are easily operated whether you drive the boat seated or standing. Thanks to the driver’s seat in the open sea you can enjoy a great driving comfort both standing and sitting. The windscreen, thanks to its shape and the side windows that extend along the sides of the boat, offers ample shelter. Engines between 115 and 150 horsepower.
Loa: 6.06; B.max: 2.36 m; Engine: 115-150 hp
Best for Family – Marex 360 Cabriolet Cruiser
The Marex 360 Cabriolet Cruiser is open with a fully openable hard top that boasts one of the largest wells for this type of boat: no boat under 40 feet has it bigger. A project designed for those who do not spend much time below deck, but prefer life … on the surface. Up to 10 people sit around the table. In order not to give up space to store what you want to take on a cruise, the Norwegian shipyard Marex has inserted waterproof containers foamed under the seats.
Loa: 10.49: m (short vers.),11.49 (long vers.); – B.max: 3.49 m – Engine: 1×400 hp (opt 2 x 260 hp; 2x 300 hp)
Best for Travel Silent 55
Silent 55 is a 16.70-metre catamaran with an almost infinite range (weather permitting). This year at the Cannes Yachting Festival it was presented with a completely revised propulsion, more powerful batteries and engines that double their power, as well as a further reduction of noise on board, already very low without thermal engines. They also have a hybrid engine and are built in carbon. HERE TO FIND INFO AND PRICE
Loa: 16.70; B.max: 8.76 m; Engine: 2 x 30 kW / 2 x 250 kW
Candela is really something else. We tested this electric boat that you can use just like a normal boat. It’s a 7.7-meter bowrider to navigate for two hours at 25 knots. It can reach up to 30 knots, if I wish, and at cruising speed (and including the reserve) it has over 58 miles of autonomy. Design with a Nordic and essential style, Candela Speedboat is as traditional in shape and category as it is innovative under the waterline. Not just for foils, but for how foils behave. The foil control system makes the boat efficient and easy to use. Let’s go in order. (READ HERE TEST)
Loa. 7,70 m; B.max: 2,40 m; Velocità massima: 30 nodi; Autonomia: 50 miglia + 8 miglia a 3 nodi; Prezzo: 245mila euro + Iva