Best of Boats, which are the best boats of 2019? A jury of international journalists will award five of them on 21 November in Berlin, divided into categories: Fun, Family, Travel, Beginners, Fishing. How are they chosen? Through the trials, the best way to get to know a boat.
Best 5 boats for fun
A Best for Fun boat, according to the jury of the Best of Boats Award, is versatile for many types of water sports, adaptable to the needs of different crews and, of course, fun to drive in all conditions.
Beneteau Flyer 8 SUNdeck
Flyer 8 SUNdeck is a boat that makes its hulls equipped with Air Step 2. With these the boat glides quickly and offers navigation comfort. Numerous functionally arranged storage compartments are available on board. Below deck there is a double and high berth. It also has a separate bathroom and a kitchen area. The single-motorisation of the Flyer 8 SUNdeck helps in terms of navigability, economic savings and performance. The 350 hp of the Suzuki engine allows you to reach the 43 knots of top speed.
Loa: 8.10 m – B.max: 2.50 m – Engine: 350 hp www.beneteau.com
Greenline Yachts is one of the emblems of Eco yachting. Available in 3 different configurations (coupe, open and hard-top), it can be motorised with either a petrol engine or an electric one. The first mode is 300 hp to reach 42 knots top speed with 36 knots cruising. In the full electric drive version it is a double 80 hp Torqeedo Deep Blue outboard for a total of 61 kWh with high performance lithium batteries. At top speed it reaches up to 16 knots with 20 miles of autonomy.
Loa: 10.99 m – B.max: 3.39 m – Engine: 2×300 hp – 61 kWh www.greenlinehybrid.si
Zodiac Medline 7.5
Created for long day trips, it is a rib. The layout allows the transformation of the deck into a large sunbathing area. In particular, the dimensions and weight have been optimised and allow a good weight/power ratio to be obtained, in order to achieve maximum performance even with less powerful engines. The maximum power is 300 horsepower outboard.
Loa: 7.34 m – B.max: 2.90 m – Engine: 300 hp www.zodiac-nautic.com
A boat to enjoy the sea to the full, a walk around with deck plan on one level so as to make life on board very easy. Below deck there is a large open space with two cabins and bathrooms plus the possibility of a third cabin-shore. The performance of the boat? The Pardo is a boat for adrenaline addicted as the engine suggests: two Volvo Penta IPS 435 horsepower that represent the standard engine of this model.
Loa : 16.25 m – B.max: 4.95 m – Engine: 2 X Volvo IPS 600 – 2 X Volvo IPS 700/800 www.pardoyachts.com
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 www.frauscher.it