European Yacht of the Year 2023

Published on January 23rd, 2023

The European Yacht of the Year 2023 winners have been announced and comprise the best yacht winners in five categories including a special mention award. Yachting World’s Toby Hodges, one of the 12 jury members who test sailed each of the 21 shortlisted yachts, reports on the winners:


The European Yacht of the Year program is a highlight of my year as it gives us jury members the opportunity to assemble our shortlist of the best nominees, sea trial each and every one of them, and discuss what works and what doesn’t at sea and in port, in order to choose the best yacht of 2023 in a variety of categories. Our trials were held in La Rochelle and Port Ginesta, Barcelona over the autumn of 2022.

This is the 20th anniversary of the European Yacht of the Year awards, which were presented at a gala event on the opening evening of the Boot Düsseldorf Boat Show on January 21, 2023.

Together we comprise 12 magazines across Europe, each the leading voice on boat testing in their respective countries. The result is indisputably the most thorough, impartial and respected awards program for new production yachts worldwide. – Full report

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