by Tegan Lawson

Bavaria has taken out a coveted award at the 2015 Boot Düsseldorf with the Cruiser 46 crowned European Yacht of the Year.

It was a fiercely competitive field, with 25 yachts nominated across five categories.

According to one of the 12 judges, the Cruiser 46 stood out because of its all-round quality.

“In a highly competitive class the Cruiser 46 won in the end against many strong candidates because it is the boat with the highest solidity and robustness. She sails very well balanced with lots of space, and sets new standards in workmanship and features – much respect,” she said.

Bavaria CEO Constantin von Bülow welcomed the honour.

“Winning the “European Yacht of the Year” award is something all employees and our global network of Bavaria partners can be really proud of it. It is the reward for all the hard work and commitment invested by Bavaria, and from our dealer network in recent years, in continuous improvement of our products, and it is great motivation for us to continue on our path,” he said.

The boat show also marked the world premiere of the Sport 450 and the German yacht builder showcased its new Bavaria+ service system.