International jury announces the 17 finalists of the BOB Award 2021 in five categories – Awards ceremony to be held in front of a live audience in Berlin on 11 November 2021.
“And the award goes to …“. On 11 November 2021 a ceremony honouring the winners of the Best of Boats Award will take place at BOAT & FUN BERLIN. After a busy season in which numerous boats were tested, the 17 finalists of the Best of Boats Award 2021 have now been announced in five categories. During the past few months the 15-member jury from 15 nations examined the latest international motorboats. Chief editors and boating professionals from Europe, Russia and the USA conducted hundreds of sea trials, making the Best of Boats Award one of the boating industry’s major international awards.
In contrast to last year’s ceremony, which was live-streamed from the BOAT & FUN BERLIN studio, the winners of the Best of Boats Award 2021 will be honoured in person on day one of BOAT & FUN BERLIN, which will take place from 11 to 14 November on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds. The awards will be presented in the categories Best for Beginners, Best for Fishing, Best for Family, Best for Fun and Best for Travel. For the second time, the special new Best for Future award will recognise game changers in the boating industry.
On Thursday, 11 November 2021 at 6.30 p.m., along with the BOB jury, numerous shipyard CEOs and representatives from the international boating industry, the awards ceremony will take place in the new Luxury Yacht Hall at hub27. This year BOAT & FUN BERLIN, a premium partner of the Best of Boats Award since 2014, is again the host and presenter of the party for the winners of this year’s best motorboats.
The finalists of the Best of Boats Award 2021 are:
BEST FOR BEGINNERS
Axopar 22 Spyder (Finland)
Bayliner M15 / Quicksilver Activ 475 aXess (USA)
Jeanneau Merry Fisher 795 S2 (France)
BEST FOR FISHING
Boston Whaler 280 Vantage (USA)
Silver Shark (Finland)
Quicksilver 705 Pilothouse (USA)
BEST FOR FAMILY
Beneteau GT 36 (France)
Finnmaster T9 (Finland)
Marex 330 Scandinavia (Norway)
BEST FOR FUN
De Antonio D50 (Spain)
Saxdor 320 (Finland)
Tecnorib Pirelli 35 (Italy)
Waterdream 52 California (Netherlands)
X-Yachts X-Power 33 (Denmark)
BEST FOR TRAVEL
Absolute 60 Fly (Italy)
Prestige X70 (France)
Silent 60 (Austria)
The Best of Boats Award takes the needs of a wide range of boating enthusiasts into account, which is reflected in the practical categories for beginners, families and fun sports for example.
The jury of the Best of Boats Award 2021:
• Alfred J. Boer – Nautique (Netherlands) and Varen (Belgium)
• Anton Cherkasov – Motorboat & Yachting Russia (Russia)
• Enrique Curt Iborra – Mares (Spain)
• Gerasimos Gerolimatos – Skipper On Deck (Greece)
• Giacomo Giulietti (Vela e Motore, Italy)
• Stanislaw Iwinski – Yachtsmen (Poland)
• Troels Lykke – Motorbaads Nyt (Denmark)
• Krunoslav Mihić – Burza Nautike (Croatia)
• Bernd Hofstätter – Ocean7 (Austria)
• Bogdan Parfeniuk – Farvater (Ukraine)
• Zuzana Prohazka – Southern Boating (USA)
• Arek Rejs – Wiatr (Poland)
• Jan Sjölund – Venemestari / Total Vene (Finland)
• Julijan Višnjevec – Val Navtika (Slovenia)
• Kerstin Zillmer – float (Germany)
About BOAT & FUN BERLIN
BOAT & FUN BERLIN exhibits an impressive range of models and brands for boating and outdoor activities in the heart of Europe's largest region for water sports. This is an end-of-season event on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds for water sport enthusiasts to enjoy, where they can find out about the latest trends for next year and try out the hottest new water sports. The additional displays of the ANGLER WORLD BERLIN round off the comprehensive programme of events.