At the Vene 23 Båt boat fair (Helsinki International Boat Show 10th-19th February 2023), the boats of the show were chosen for the 24th time in a row.
This year, the winner in the Weekender or Commuter Boats category was the Quarken 27 range. The winners in each category were selected among three finalists.
The aim of the fair’s boat awards is to take the boating industry forward and to recognize manufacturers for successful product development.
Winning motivations from the jury:
“The Weekender or Commuter boat Quarken 27 is a well-designed, modern, and versatile boat range, with options for many different uses. The boat has plenty of living and travel space and offers in addition safe passageways. Quality impression and price meet in a competitive way in Quarken.”
At the show 380 boats were presented, of which a pre-jury consisting of boat magazine editors selected the finalists for each category. The winners were selected by a jury consisting of Harry Broman from Eurofins Expert Service, Tomi Peurakoski, editor of Vene magazine, Jouko Saarinen, editor of Kippari magazine, Jan Sjölund, editor-in-chief of Venemestari magazine and Totalvene.fi, and Tom Wilenius from Traficom, and as new members bringing a Nordic perspective to the jury Lars-Åke Redéen, editor-in-chief of Båtliv magazine (Sweden), and Atle Knutsen, editor-in-chief of the Norwegian magazine Båtmagasinet.
Words from the team behind Quarken
“We want to thank the entire jury for this award and recognition, we are honored to receive the award in Finland, which is the home country for so many other successful brands. This award, in addition to the award, received in the Motorboat Awards in the category “Sportsboats up to 30 feet” and the nomination received in the European Powerboat Award confirms that we have succeeded in developing an exciting new product line-up that meets the needs that customers set for a boat in this size range. We have managed to combine great design with practicality, high comfort and the possibility to customize the boat to match each customer’s needs.” Antero Sundberg, CEO of Quarken.
Discover the Quarken 27 range for season 2023:
Quarken 27 Open
Quarken 27 Open V2
Quarken 27 T-Top
Quarken 27 T-Top V2
Quarken 27 T-Top V2 ONYX
Quarken 27 Cabin