Top race boats from Boat of the Year

Published on October 3rd, 2023

Dave Reed with Sailing World looks back over previous editions of the magazine’s Boat of the Year award winners and finds how his judges know how to pick ’em:

With Sailing World’s 2024 Boat of the Year Awards performance tests about to get underway after the Annapolis Sailboat Show in October, we look back on the previous winners of the past six editions. Safe to say the independent judges have chosen proven winners and these boats continuing to thrive on racecourses around thew world.

2023 Boat of the Year: Beneteau First 36
2022 Boat of the Year: Melges 15
2021 – Canceled due to pandemic
2020 Boat of the Year: Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300
2019 Boat of the Year: Figaro Beneteau 3
2018 Boat of the Year: HH66
2017 Boat of the Year: Diam 24 One Design

For the full report, click here.

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