2022 World Superyacht Awards winners
Published on May 22nd, 2022
The 17th annual edition of the BOAT International World Superyacht Awards recognizes the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the most remarkable luxury yachts from across the world.
The winners of the 2022 awards include multiple categories for motor and sail, with the title of Sailing Yacht of the Year awarded to the entrant that is considered by the judges to be the most notable of the class winners in this year’s sailing yacht categories.
These two category winners were the 44.6-metre sloop Path, built by Baltic Yachts in Finland to the design of Bremerhaven-based judel/vrolijk & co design and Engineering, and the smaller 35.8 metre Perseverance 1, from the drawing board of the Netherlands-based Dykstra Naval Architects and also built by Baltic Yachts with interior design by deVosdeVries Design.
Both yachts were conceived as fast cruisers with the aim of circumnavigating the globe in stages and, as their owners both invested a great deal of thought and experience into their designs, choosing the winner was a difficult task for the judges.
During discussions it was clear that although the judges admired Path as an enviably well-built and designed cruiser/racer, and praised her for her significant use of solar power, they narrowly selected the smaller Perseverance 1 as the Sailing Yacht of the Year.
This was largely due to the more single-minded “keep it simple” approach to cruising remote areas that drove the design of Perseverance 1, along with her attractive combination of traditional looks with exceptional sailing performance.
Additionally, she was praised for her efficient diesel-electric propulsion system and well-integrated technology that takes her batteries to full charge in just 4.5 hours and permits eight to nine hours of silent running at anchor. – Full report