Published: Tuesday, 30 January 2018

The Amel 50, Beneteau Figaro 3 and the Sun Odyssey 440 were among the winners of the 2018 European Yacht of the Year awards at Boot Dusseldorf in Germany.

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(Photo: Sun Odyssey 440)

This is the third major international award for the Sun Odyssey 440, which the honour was received in the Family Cruiser category. Her inclined, continuous surface of the deck and configuration are features that make her a winner. She will have its Asian premiere at the upcoming Singapore Yacht Show.

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(Beneteau Figaro 3)

The new Beneteau Figaro 3 took first place in the Special Yachts category, and it’s considered to be the first hydrofoil yacht that is produced on a large scale and can sail up to 25 per cent faster than comparable boats.

The Amel 50 came out on top in the Luxury Cruiser category. Its protected cockpit, ample space for sunbathing and safe operation impressed the jury. Equipped with two cabins each with a double bed and one cabin with bunk beds, the yacht can accommodate six people.

Journalists from 12 European sailing magazines comprise the jury, who analysed and sailed the nominated yachts for almost 2,000nm.