Best Motorboats: Every season, professionals and nautical enthusiasts from all over Europe pay attention to the Düsseldorf Boot today. Coinciding as the beginning of the year, the German show unveils first-hand the latest market developments both in motorboats and sailing.
This 2018 edition also held the Powerboat European Yacht of the Year awards that recognize the best motorboats after the technical tests carried out by the international specialized press a few weeks before.
In five categories, the work of European shipyards is recognized both in the production of vessels of reduced length and high-level products where luxury reigns from bow to stern.
1. LENGTHS UP TO 45 FEET: FOUNTAINE PAJOT MY44
It was one of the stars of the past Palma Boat Show, and now on its own merits, the Fountaine Pajot MY44 will shine in a special way in the 2018 season.
On a length of 13.4 meters, Daniel Andrieuy Pierangelo Andreani has created a multihull vessel that gains space on the sea with the very careful and current design. Its immense Fly (12 square meters), a living room (20 square meters) with solarium platform and a kitchen with views over the sea bring special shine to the entire model.
Its interior cabin represents a true loft with terrace, thanks to its panoramic windows that allow 360-degree views and great luminosity inside.
It has a range of IPS engines from 350 to 600CV. With 2,000-liter fuel tanks and 700-liter water tanks, the catamaran is ideal for long-distance cruising at a maximum speed of 30 knots with its most powerful engine.
2.LENGTHS GREATER THAN 45 FEET: AZIMUT S7
Azimut has revolutionized the concept of a sports boat in the S7 model by incorporating carbon fiber into the structure of the boat. With two versions, Coupé and Sportfly, and totally innovative interior design on the deck have risen as one of the best boats.
With a length of 21 meters, it is located between the 55S and 77S models, of the Italian shipyard that has trusted the designer Stefano Righini for this exclusive project. It highlights its diamond-shaped window, hitherto unpublished, and that brings a personality to own a boat capable of reaching with Volvo IPS engines allows 35 knots.
3.BOATS UP TO 35 FEET: APREAMARE GOZZO
It is only 9.99 meters long, but its silhouette shows a voluminous and elegant boat. Its lines denote that it is not a simple bet to enter fully into one of the most dynamic market segments of the nautical sector. The Gozzo is also a piece of history, the resurrection of the gozzi made of wood by the Aprea family in the 60s for fishermen on the Italian coast of Sorrento, Capri, and Positano. And the result is fascinating.
Made of fiberglass, lighter and stronger than traditional gozzi wood, the size of the roof is huge. Teak wood reigns from the bow to the dashboard to cut the waves in style. As standard, a Volvo Penta D3-200 with which exceeds 30 knots of maximum speed and 25 cruising, although the customer can also choose two VP D6-330 units. In both cases, the autonomy is 200 miles at cruising speed. Enough to enjoy a day at sea.
4. BOATS UP TO 8 METERS: BELLA 620
This boat stands out for its versatile use on a length that reigns in the European market with great solvency. It is a functional model, of great design and with the incorporation of different contents of innovation.
Bella 620 C is the ideal option for family sailing, for fishing, leisure, and walking weekends. Its stern open area allows this multidisciplinary and also its transit areas to the bow. Its Nordic style also stands out in its interior with a single room with several points of differentiated use with great amplitude. It can be equipped with electric motors and also with the latest generation of the Mercury range.
5. DISPLACEMENT SHIPS: LINSSEN GS 40.0 SEDAN
Among the most renowned shipyards in the Dutch nautical market, the firm Linssen has a special representation; it presents a model with two versions that allows creating a unique atmosphere on board between common rooms or unique routes.
With a range of 500 miles, Volvo Penta D2 75 HP engines allow you to perform at a speed of 8 knots and reach 6.5 knots at cruising speed.