Nominees for 2022 Boat of the Year
Published on October 14th, 2021
Annapolis, MD (October 14, 2021) – Cruising World magazine revealed its roster of nominees for the 2022 Boat of the Year awards. Testing for the awards is taking place during and after the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland, which begins today along the shores of Chesapeake Bay. Twenty-seven boats – 16 monohulls, and 11 catamarans – have been nominated for the 2022 Boat of the Year prizes.
The annual awards, selected by an independent judging team, recognize the best new production cruising boats and multihulls laid out and equipped for coastal and offshore sailing and voyaging. This year’s judging panel is comprised of systems expert Ed Sherman of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC); Tim Murphy, longtime sailing writer and ABYC scribe; and naval architect and boat designer Gerard Douglas.
“This is a deep and highly diverse fleet, ranging in size from a 24-foot daysailer, the Tartan 245, to the Contest 67,” said Herb McCormick, Cruising World Boat of the Year director. “After the absence of an Annapolis show last year due to COVID, it’s fantastic to see the downtown docks again full of cruising boats. With over two-dozen nominees, we have one of the strongest BOTY fleets in years. We can’t wait to get out and put them through their paces.”
The 2022 Boat of the Year awards will be announced in the January issue of Cruising World.
2022 Cruising World Boat of the Year Nominees:
Beneteau First 27
Fountaine Pajot Isla40
Fountaine Pajot Samana59
Grand Soleil 44
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 380
Jeanneau Yachts 60
Kinetic Catamarans KC54
Royal Cape Majestic 530
Xquisite X5 Plus