2021 Motor Boat Awards: 29 finalists revealed across 6 categories

After much deliberation, the judges have narrowed down the list of finalists for the 2021 Motor Boat Awards.... The format is a little different this year as due to travel restrictions we haven’t been able to test quite as many boats as usual. To reflect this we have reduced the number of categories accordingly. This means you can be certain that every boat in our shortlist of finalists has earned its place. They […] This article 2021 Motor Boat Awards: 29 finalists revealed across 6 categories appeared first on Motor Boat & Yachting.

2021 Motor Boat Awards: 29 finalists revealed across 6 categories

After much deliberation, the judges have narrowed down the list of finalists for the 2021 Motor Boat Awards....

The format is a little different this year as due to travel restrictions we haven’t been able to test quite as many boats as usual. To reflect this we have reduced the number of categories accordingly.

This means you can be certain that every boat in our shortlist of finalists has earned its place. They have all been thoroughly sea trialled by our world class team of highly experienced, impartial boat testers.

Follow the links below to see our reviews and videos of the 2021 Motor Boat Awards finalists. The winners will be announced in a virtual ceremony on 19 January and in the March 2021 edition of Motor Boat & Yachting.

Sportsboats

  • Cranchi E26
  • Hydrolift X-27 SUV
  • Nimbus T8
  • Saxdor 200 Sport

Sportscruisers up to 40ft

  • Axopar 37 MkII
  • Grandezza 37CA
  • Gulf Craft Oryx 379
  • Windy 37 Shamal
  • Nimbus T11

Sportscruisers over 40ft

  • Azimut S6
  • Fjord 41XL
  • Pardo 50
  • Princess V55
  • Sunseeker Predator 60 Evo

Flybridges up to 50ft

  • Absolute 47 Fly
  • Delphia Bluescape 1200 Fly
  • Galeon 400 Fly
  • Prestige 420 Fly

Flybridges over 60ft

  • Absolute 64 Navetta
  • Absolute 68 Navetta
  • Pearl 62
  • Prestige X70

Custom yachts

  • Extra 86 Fast
  • Pershing 8X
  • Riva 110
  • Sirena 88
  • Spirit P70

The winners of the 2021 Motor Boat Awards in association with Side-Power will be announced on January 19 during our virtual awards ceremony.

In addition to the 6 categories above, we will be handing out the Judge’s Special Award in association and the Customer Service Award in association with Nautibuoy Marine.

This article 2021 Motor Boat Awards: 29 finalists revealed across 6 categories appeared first on Motor Boat & Yachting.

Source : Mby More   

What's Your Reaction?

like
0
dislike
0
love
0
funny
0
angry
0
sad
0
wow
0

Next Article

2021 Regulator 24XO

Regulator's 24XO is built to fish in any number of locations while keeping the crew comfortable.

2021 Regulator 24XO

With Yamaha’s well-proven F300 on the jack plate, the 24XO tops out close to 50 mph. (Courtesy Regulator Marine/)

“Go anywhere, do everything” is the mantra for Regulator’s XO crossover boats. The newest 24XO offers a graceful Carolina sheerline over a shallow-running, Lou Codega-designed, 17-degree bottom that sharpens forward into a wave-cleaving, flared bow that can accept coastal assignments on reasonable days. Even with Regulator’s robust construction, the 24XO is light enough to tow behind a compact pickup truck.

Seating includes two lounges in the bow platform.
Seating includes two lounges in the bow platform. (Courtesy Regulator Marine/)

Fishing comes first, of course. With an optional Minn Kota Ulterra and iPilot system, the 24XO can masquerade as a freshwater bass boat one morning, work an eelgrass bed for speckled trout and redfish the next, drift for flounder the third, and jig an offshore wreck for stripers or black sea bass the fourth. Lockable racks port and starboard in the bow deck hold fly rods to 9 feet, 6 inches; horizontal racks under padded gunwales each hold two spinning/plug rods to 7 feet, 3 inches. There’s tackle storage in the helm’s leaning post, plus a four-rod rocket launcher. Another launcher is optional for the T-top. The stern deck holds a livewell to starboard (a portside one is optional) and has plenty of casting room.

The helm offers space for two displays.
The helm offers space for two displays. (Courtesy Regulator Marine/)

In the afternoon, mount the 24XO’s optional watersports tow bar, or snap in the cushions, put the bow on the beach, and roll out the bow and stern sunshades that hide under the hardtop to create a shaded porch with restroom in the console. Seating includes two lounges in the bow platform, space for two in front of the console (with a cooler beneath), and another for two in the stern platform.

A five-rod rocket launcher is optional for the T-top.
A five-rod rocket launcher is optional for the T-top. (Courtesy Regulator Marine/)

The 24XO will pay back handsomely to anyone willing to learn all it can do in different sea conditions. That means watching how the hull’s shape reacts to the wave it meets, then using the throttle, power trim, trim tabs and hydraulic jack plate appropriately. With Yamaha’s well-proven F300 on the jack plate, the 24XO tops out close to 50 mph, but it is happy at speeds from the low 20s to the mid-30s, a wide range for adapting to whatever conditions a day on the water brings. We were particularly impressed with the super-sweet spot at 3,700 rpm (29.8 mph, with a 9.2 gph fuel burn).

High Points

  • Sophisticated hybrid hull handles both shallow water and nasty seas with confidence and control.
  • Rod storage available under the gunwales, and in the T-top and leaning-post rocket launchers, plus lockable racks are under the bow casting platform that accept rods up 9 feet, 6 inches long.
  • Cushioned seat with fold-down back under the stern platform, with good access to neatly arranged wiring, plumbing, and pumps under it.
Regulator 24XO Certified Test Results
Regulator 24XO Certified Test Results (Boating Magazine/)

Specs

LOA: 24′4″

Beam: 8′5″

Draft: 1′4″

Dry Weight: 5,250 lb. (with engine)

Seat/Weight Capacity: 8/1,979 lb.

Fuel Capacity: 86 gal.

Price: $126,995 (with test power)

How We Tested

Engine: 300 hp Yamaha

Drive/Prop: Outboard/15.25″ x 18″ Saltwater Series II 3-blade

Gear Ratio: 1.75:1

Fuel Load: 65 gal.

Crew Weight: 400 lb.

More Information

Regulator Marine - Edenton, North Carolina; 252-482-3837; regulatormarine.com



Source : Boating Magazine More   

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.