Motor boat experts choose the best models of the year
The Motor Boat of the Year Awards took place at the Savoy Hotel with marine business leaders gathered to find out who would be going home with one of the coveted trophies.
The winners are picked by the experts at Motor Boat & Yachting and Motor Boats Monthly, and any boat nominated had to have been tested by one of the magazines before January 2013.
The prestigious Garmin Outstanding Service Award is chosen by a public vote and nominations for marine companies have poured in since voting opened late last year.
Where some categories were incredibly tight, the judges have awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ prize.
The award ceremony is generously sponsored by
Winner: Quicksilver Activ 705 Cruiser
Highly Commended: Bayliner 642
Performance & Superboat
Winner: XO 240 RS
Trawler Yacht & Aft Cabin
Winner: Marex 320 ACC
Wheelhouse & Walkaround
Winner: Minor Offshore 36
Highly Commended: Duchy 27
Sportscruiser up to 45ft
Winner: Princess V39
Highly Commended: Grandezza 39CA
Sportscruiser over 45ft
Winner: Delta 54 IPS
Highly Commended: Azimut 55S
Flybridge up to 45ft
Winner: Bavaria Virtess 420
Highly Commended: Sealine F48
Flybridge over 55ft
Winner: Monte Carlo Yachts 65
Winner: Sunseeker 28M Yacht
Garmin Outstanding Service Award
Winner: Haven Knox-Johnston
Judges’ Special Award
Winner: Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant
Click here to see the winners of the 2012 Motor Boat of the Year awards.