After extensive consideration, the professional jury has established the nominees for the “HISWA Boat of the Year” election. From a long list of new recreational craft, the jury nominated three boats in the category of sailboats; the Aira 22, Domani S30 and Saffier Se37 compete for the prize. The winner will be announced during the 35th edition of the HISWA in-water, which will take place this year for the first time in the Bataviahaven in Lelystad from 5th till 9th of September.
The “HISWA Boat of the Year” Election is an honorary prize for motor boats and sailing boats, created by the HISWA association, HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show and the HISWA in-water Boat Show. An independent expert jury nominates innovative motor and sailing boats on the basis of registrations and selection, which have been brought new on the Dutch market since January 2017. The boats are assessed on the innovative character, sailing characteristics, construction, price-quality ratio and design.
Nominees – HISWA Sailboat of the Year 2018
Aira 22 – Aira Boats
Domani S30 – Domani Yachts NV
Sapphire Se37 – Sapphire Maritiem B.V.
The professional jury consists of leading editorial staff of Dutch and Belgian water sports media and well-known yacht designers. Martin de Jager, chairman of the jury and owner of Martin de Jager Yachtdesign: “The Jury has spent a long time thinking about making the choices. The supply of new innovative yachts is great, that’s what water sport is all about. ”
On the basis of the test days, which take place in the week before the HISWA in-water, the jury decides which motor and sailing boats deserve the most prestigious title. The winners will be announced during the opening of HISWA in the water 2018. The winning and nominated boats can also be visited there until Sunday 9 September.