Every season the professionals and nautical enthusiasts from all over Europe pay attention to the current Boot of Düsseldorf. Coinciding as the beginning of the year, the German sample gives first hand knowledge of the latest market developments both in motor boats and sailing.
In this edition 2018 also took place the celebration of the Powerboat European Yacht of the Year awards that recognize the best motor boats after the technical tests carried out by the international specialized press a few weeks before.
The work of the European shipyards is recognized in five categories both in the production of boats of reduced length and high-level products where luxury reigns from bow to stern.
1. ESLORAS UP TO 45 FEET: FOUNTAINE PAJOT MY44
He was one of the stars of the past Palma Boat Show, and now on his own merits the Fountaine Pajot MY44 will shine in a special way in the 2018 season.
Over a length of 13.4 meters, Daniel Andrieuy Pierangelo Andreani have created a multihull boat that gains space over the sea with a very careful and up-to-date design. Its immense Fly (12 square meters), a living room (20 square meters) with solarium platform and a kitchen with views over the sea take special shine to the whole model.
Its interior cabin represents a true loft with a terrace, thanks to its panoramic windows that allow 360 degree views and great luminosity inside.
It has a range of IPS motors from 350 to 600CV. With fuel tanks 2,000 liters and water tanks of 700 liters, the catamaran is ideal ideal for long distance crossing at a maximum speed of 30 knots with its more powerful engine.
More information: Mallorca yachts and Marina Estrella.
2.SELF UP TO 45 FEET: AZIMUT S7
Azimut has revolutionized the concept of sports boat in the S7 model by incorporating carbon fiber in the structure of the boat. With two versions, Coupé and Sportfly, and a completely innovative interior design on the deck has been raised as one of the best boats of 2018.
With a length of 21 meters, it is placed between the 55S and 77S models, from the Italian shipyard that has relied on the designer Stefano Righini for this exclusive project. It highlights its diamond-shaped window, hitherto unpublished, and which brings a personality own to a boat capable of reaching with Volvo IPS engines allows 35 knots.
More information: Marina Estrella
3.EMBARCATIONS UP TO 35 FEET: APREAMARE GOZZO
It is only 9.99 meters in length, 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 gozzi made of wood by the Aprea family in the 60s for fishermen from the Italian coasts of Sorrento, Capri and Positano. And the result is fascinating.
Made of fiberglass, lighter and more resistant than the traditional gozzi wood, the size of the cover is enormous. Teak wood reigns from the bow to the control panel to cut the waves with style. As standard a Volvo Penta D3-200 with which it exceeds 30 knots maximum speed and 25 cruising, although the customer can also choose two units VP D6-330. In both cases, the range is 200 miles at cruising speed. Enough to enjoy a day at sea.
Price: from 235,000 euros + Taxes.
4. BOATS UP TO 8 METERS: BELLA 620
This boat stands out for its polyvalent use over a length that reigns in the European market with great solvency. It is a functional model, with great design and with the incorporation of different innovation contents.
Bella 620 C is the ideal option for family sailing, for fishing, leisure and walking weekends. Its open stern area allows this multidisciplinary and also its transit areas to the bow. Its Nordic style also highlights 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.
More information: www.bellaboats.fi
5. DISPLACEMENT BOATS: LINSSEN GS 40.0 SEDAN
Among the most renowned shipyards in the Dutch nautical market has a special representation of the firm Linssen, presents a model with two versions that allows to create a unique atmosphere on board between common rooms or unique layout.
With a range of 500 miles, the Volvo Penta D2 75 HP engines allow you to perform at a speed of 8 knots and reach 6.5 knots at cruising speed.
More information: www.linssenyachts.com