Our magazine continues the review of applicants for the «European Boat of the Year and the announcement»of the winners will take place at the international Boot Dusseldorf trade fair in 2019. In the previous two editions we have talked about the contenders in the cruiser and race cruiser classes. In this article we will talk about nominees among luxury cruising boats - Luxury-Cruiser.
The Hallberg-Rassy 57 stands out from the crowd by installing a pair of handwheels instead of the typical rumple of the shipyard. The boat is equipped with a drop-down bathing platform aft, which also has a spacious tender garage.
Under deck there is a spacious saloon, three double cabins and an engine room. For more comfort, the owner's suite is located aft, so there are no restraints on the forward side of the cabin.
The luxury cruiser from Sunbeam stands out with its narrow hull at the stern, which ensures a balanced and stable movement of the boat. Even in low winds the yacht can reach decent speeds thanks to the reduced length of the waterline.
A pleasant bonus for the owner will be a transom-lowering bathing platform, which is included in the basic package. The 14
Wauquiez Pilot Saloon 42
For the Pilot Saloon 42 from the French shipyard Wauquiez, the proverb Mal«, yes el . The family boat was presented at the last exhibition in Düsseldorf and is now returning as a nominee.
The cruiser is the smallest of the applicants in this class, but it has a lot to boast about.
There is nothing superfluous on deck. Everything that could be hidden was put in boxes, and a large locker for storing rigging, faucets, etc. was provided at the stern. A detailed video overview and test drive of this Wauquiez model is available on our website.