We continue to review the nominees for the European Powerboat of the Year award. We have already talked about boats up to 7 metres, 7 to 10 metres and 10 to 13 metres. In this article we will be talking about motor yachts over 45 feet (13.7 metres) in length, and the competent jury took into account such factors as their suitability for long cruises in assessing boats in this category.
Absolute Navetta 48
With its clever design, the 14.93 metre Navetta 48 outperforms many larger boats in terms of comfort. The superstructure has panoramic glazing and every cabin and even the bathrooms have large portholes. In combination with the interior in gray and beige tones the rooms are very light.
On the spacious flybridge there are sunbeds and a cocktail area, while there is plenty of room. There is a dining area and a full galley with many cabinets and drawers. On the lower deck there are three large cabins, including the master suite of the owner.
At Boot Dusseldorf: Hall 6, Stand B28.
Azimut Atlantis 51
The boat blends well with the style and concept of Atlantis line - sports forms, semi-closed interior and good speed. The top deck is completely set aside for rest. The fore of the Azimut Atlantis 51 is traditionally equipped with a sunbed, a bathing platform at the stern and a comfortable sofa and table.
The galley with dining area «moved to the» lower deck forming a cozy cabin company. The Owner's suite has an en suite bathroom with a spacious shower and a shared bathroom for the two guest cabins.
At Boot Dusseldorf: Hall 6, booth D58.
Beneteau Swift Trawler 47
Designed by Andreani Design Swift Trawler 47, it offers a feeling of safety at a glance. The boat is quite spacious. There are three double cabins on the lower deck and the salon can be easily transformed into another guest room. The living room is harmoniously combined with the galley behind which the captain's post is located.
The rear cockpit is separated from the interior by a semi-transparent sliding door. A wide doorway serves as a smooth transition from the interior to the exterior, so a large company can easily communicate by sitting on sofas in the cabin and cockpit. The spacious flybridge is equipped with an additional galley and, if desired, additional sunbathing areas can also be provided here.
On Boot Duhall 5, stand D22
De Antonio Yachts D46 Open
The new D46 Open is a combination of high performance and unique style. One of the main features of the 13.9-meter boat is the use of outboard motors, which are hidden under the sun loungers at the stern. The manufacturer offers the yacht with a set of two to four engines, and the total maximum power can reach 1200 hp.
The client has a choice of three sub-deck layouts - with one, two or three cabins. In the first two versions, the available space forms the galley and dining area.
On Boot Dusseldorf: Hall 6, stand E60
Galeon 640 Fly
The Galeon 640 Fly, with its hinged sides in the cockpit, can be rightly called a transformer boat. Of course, the technology itself is not new, but it is used on much larger boats. At the expense of boards it is possible to increase space which can be used as a kind of a bar on a balcony.
But the features of the boat do not end there. The bow lounge table, which can be easily converted into a sunbathing area, and the spacious flybridge with galley and bar, are just a matter of course.
Below deck, things are just as interesting. The owner's stateroom is located in the widest part of the hull and takes up all the space from side to side. There is plenty of space, two large windows, several closets for clothes and things. Although the guest cabins are smaller in size, they are also light and spacious.
On Boot Dusseldorf: Hall 6, stands A59/A60