In only three years the Best of Boats Awards has established itself as a major international prize-giving event for motorboats in Europe.
With perfect timing for this year’s water sports season the members of the international jury have been announced. They come from 15 countries and represent all of Europe’s important water sports regions and boatbuilding nations.
Croatia for the first time in the Jury
In 2017 Croatia, an important water sports region and especially for chartered tours, is represented for the first time. Krunoslav Mihic, chief editor of Croatia’s most popular boating magazine Burza Nautike, is the new member of the Best of Boats Awards jury. New magazines from two countries, Spain (Mares) and Germany (float), will be represented by regular members on the jury.
All jury members, represented with one vote per magazine, are chief editors or motorboat testers of their respective publications, many of which are the leading magazine in their country.
Focused on the boater’s point of view
The Best of Boats Awards highlight all aspects of motorboat use and take owners‘ needs into account. This is reflected by the practical approach of the relevant categories. Besides Best for Beginners, Best for Family and Best for Fun, awards will also be presented in the new Best for Travel category. Also included will be the Best for Fishing category as well as a Special Award for groundbreaking new designs from the boat industry.
Award ceremony during Boat & Fun Berlin in November
The Best of Boats Awards are presented at the close of the annual water sports season at Boat & Fun Berlin, which will take place from 23 to 26 November 2017. As one of Europe’s leading boating exhibitions for motorboats Boat & Fun Berlin is the premium partner of the Best of Boats Awards since 2014.
The Jury of the Best of Boats Awards 2017
Alfred J. Boer (Varen and Yacht-View, Belgium/Netherlands)
Neale Byart (Motorboat Owner, UK)
Anton Cherkasov (Motorboat & Yachting Russia, Russia)
Gerasimos Gerolimatos (Skipper On Deck, Greece)
Enrique Curt Iborra (Mares, Spain)
Stanislaw Iwinski (Żagle, Poland)
Uwe Meiling (float, Germany)
Krunoslav Mihic (Burza Nautike, Croatia)
Tahsin Özen (Ocean7, Austria)
Bogdan Parfeniuk (Farvater, Ukraine)
Arek Rejs (Wiatr, Poland)
Dominique Salandre (Youboat, France)
Anna Sandgren (Praktiskt Båtägande and Båtnytt, Sweden)
Jan Sjölund (Venemestari, Finland)
Julijan Višnjevec (Val Navtika, Slovenia)
Maurizio Zacchetti (Vela e Motore, Italy)
Kerstin Zillmer (float, Germany)