Future-bound categories, which do not stop at defined boat lengths or types of ships, present the full range of boating, based on the user’s point of view, in the Best of Boats Award. Why not, in the future, have a sail yacht and a motorboat together in one category, if both are appropriate for beginners?
The Best of Boats Award categories currently are Best for Beginners, Best of Family, Best for Fun and, new in 2016, Best for Travel. Additional Award categories are Best for Fishing and Best for Nature for sustainable and resource-friendly innovations in the boating sector. A Special Award for a pioneering technology or other innovation was given for the first time in 2015. [» More about the Categories]
Enrichment for the boating industry
The Best of Boats Award is founded and powered by individual boat journalists from all over Europe who do real boat tests. Jury members are also coming from, so far poorly recognized, classic producers countries such as Poland, Greece and Slovenia.
With this setting, the Best of Boats Award is fundamentally different from other boat comparisons, awards and „boating industry Oscars“. To events of that kind not at all in competition, the Best of Boats Award is a complementary enrichment that adds more diversity, open-minded discussion and, of course, more fun to the boating industry. [» More about the Jury]
Only expertise matters
The Best of Boats Award does not know national restrictions (several judges in one country are possible) and combines passionate boat journalists of different media types: Native web magazines are represented as well as TV formats and classic printed magazines. Expertise is the only thing that counts.
The Best of Boats Award is given since 2014 in november in Berlin, the vibrant capital of Germany, during the Boot & Fun boat show, one of the leading exhibitions for motorboats in Europe. [» More about the Partners]