The powerboat market, and the boating market more generally, has restarted, and shipyards with designers have presented a large number of new products. The three main Mediterranean shipyards,-Cannes, Genoa, and Monaco-which fall at the end of the season in the fall, have recorded very positive numbers. As 2019 draws closer, we present which finalists for the European Powerboat of the Year 2019 award, divided by length. The winner will be awarded in 2019 at the Dusseldorf Boat Show.
In this first episode we discover the best from 8 to 10 meters, that is, those boats that are ideal for short family cruises or fun with friends.
Buster Phantom Cabin
Here is the largest cabin cruiser ever offered by Buster, a mix of practicality and luxury. The hull is designed for fast and safe sailing with the option of installing one or two 300-horsepower engines. The 800-liter fuel tanks provide ample range. The interior is very bright thanks to large windows, while the interior lines are minimalist in keeping with the idea of functional luxury that characterizes this nine-meter.
Loa: 9.47 m; B.max: 2.84 m; Weight: 2,700 kg + engine; Fuel: 800 l; Engine: 300 – 600 HP; Max speed: 53 kn; Crew: 12
Beneteau Flyer 8 Sundeck
Ideal for a relaxing weekend with friends, the Flyer 8 SUNdeck has a large sundeck in the bow, with adapted walkways to make it easier to reach. These wide passages on both sides of the wheelhouse allow those on board to move easily and more safely. This model is also distinguished by its spaces inside. A very spacious cabin and galley make this version of the Flyer more than just a day cruiser, making it a very suitable boat for weekends at sea.
Loa: 8.10 m; B.max: 2.50 m; Displacement: 2129 kg; Fuel capacity: 340 l; Engines: 350 hp
Jeanneau Merry Fisher 1095
This 10 1/2-footer designed by Centowksi & Denert is an evolved weekender. A boat with which to take on cruises of a few days, being able to take advantage of all the space she provides both on deck and inside, with even a big-boat setup such as the opening on the starboard bulwark that directly connects cockpit and dock when mooring at the English berth or the direct passage between the wheelhouse and starboard side decks to facilitate the helmsman’s movements when maneuvering.
Loa: 10.50 m, B.max: 3.35 m; Draught: 0.69 m; Fuel: 2x 200 l; Engine: 2x up to 300; Max power: 2x 350hp
Nimbus Weekender 9
The unmistakable DNA of Nimbus in a 9-meter weekender ideal for spending days relaxing. Attention to detail is a key feature of this boat, which can be equipped with either outboard or inboard engines. This boat summarizes in its lines all the best of its predecessors. It will be officially unveiled at the Dusseldorf Motor Show in 2019 as a world premiere.
Loa: 9.35 m; B.max: 2.95 m; Weight: 2800 kg; Fuel: 300 l; Engine: 350 HP; Top speed: +40 kn
Targa 27.2 follows the same concept as the 27.1, launched in 2002, as does the rest of the range with the walk-around, flybridge and sliding doors. In terms of design and functionality, however, the Targa 27.2 is in line with more modern models. In both length and width there is plenty of space, and benefiting from this is the comfort level with as many as four bunks in the aft cabin and bathroom. This boat will be premiered for the first time at the Helsinki Boat Show in February.
Loa: 9.19 m; B,max: 3.10 m; Weight: 4100 kg; Fuel: 530 l; Engine: 330 – 400 hp