Grand Soleil 46 LC was the Winner in the ‘Luxury Cruiser of the Year 2016’ category – ideal for light-wind sailing.
The standard of nominees that made the shortlist for the European Yacht of the Year 2016 awards was particularly high. The voting in the multihull, family cruiser and special yacht categories was especially tight. After the decisions were finalised, the five category winners were announced at an Oscars-style prizegiving held during the opening night of the boot Düsseldorf 2016: the Flagship Night.
Now in its 12th year, the “European Yacht of the Year” was judged by journalists from 11 different magazines from 11 different European nations. Each jury member tested every yacht from the five different categories, over two separate weeks in two different locations – from La Rochelle in September and from Santa Margherita in October.
The other nominees in the 2016 Luxury Cruiser of the year category were:
Adventure 55 cruiser;
Maxi 1200 cruiser;
Oyster 475 cruiser;
Sunbeam 40.1 cruiser.
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