Category Archives: Tests & Specs

European Yacht of the Year

New evaluation groups, each with five candidates. The test sailing has begun.

Representatives of Europe’s most important sailing magazines have subjected the candidates for the sailing economy’s most prestigious prize to their first extensive tests in Ijmuiden in the Netherlands. Seven of the twenty nominated boats were available: Arcona 430, Bavaria 43 Cruiser, Delphia 26, Finngulf 43, Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 30, Najad 505 and Saffier 26. See the first impressions on YACHT tv.

Exclusive: First Impressions of the new Moody DS 45

She’s certainly the most innovative new boat to appear this year: the first new Moody to be developed by HanseYachts. Want to come on board with us?

At the beginning of March, had a chance to examine the new Moody 45. We present exclusive coverage both of the presentation at the Moody Owner’s Association in Southampton this exciting boat being tested. Here are the owners’ impressions plus comments from design engineer Bill Dixon and David Moody, the great-great-great-grandson of the boatyard’s founder.

Moody DS 45: The video of the test

Extensive sailing shots, a complete tour of the ship plus an interview with shipyard owner Michael Schmidt.

A proven concept implemented in a new way- that’s how HanseYacht’s founder Michael Schmidt describes his latest creation, the highly respected Moody 45. See for yourself what he’s talking about…

The final test: The votings for the European Yacht of the Year

In Barcelona, the candidates had to undergo a final test.

In this third part of our series on the European Yacht of the Year selection process, we show you how the journalists from Europe’s leading sailing magazines take a final, decisive look at the nominated boats.

European Yacht of the Year – The first tests

The first tests of this world-renowned shootout of the best took place in the North Sea in September. was there.

What is most important for the jury?  Why do the 11 partner magazines take one whole week during the Sea Trials in Ijmuiden and Barcelona to intensively sail and survey the 20 candidates?  What are the crew’s first impressions? Find out in the big feature…