DRAGONFLY 40 WINNER OF BOAT OF THE YEAR 2024
Boat of the Year 2024 announcement
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (Dec. 6, 2023) – Cruising World magazine announced on December 6th, 203 the winners of its Boat of the Year 2024 competition.
Cruising World presented awards to winning boats in seven categories. In ideal conditions on Chesapeake Bay, the well-rounded fleet of 19 contestants vied for top honours in the 2024 competition. This year’s entries hailed from ten different nations: China, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, South Africa, Slovenia, Sweden, and Vietnam.
We are very proud to announce that the Dragonfly 40 was awarded as winner in the Best Performance Trimaran category.
A huge thank you to Cruising World and the judges for their words and recognition. The jury concluded Dragonfly 40 is:
One of the most exquisitely detailed boats we’ve had a chance to sail this year. It was just phenomenal.
The Boat of the Year 2024 contest will be featured in full in a 20-page special report. Therefore don’t miss the January/February 2024 issue of Cruising World.
About Boat of the Year
Cruising World’s annual Boat of the Year competition is the recognized leader in inspecting, testing and rewarding the best sailboats introduced into the US market by boatbuilders the world over. Judging and testing for this year’s awards took place during and after the Annapolis Sailboat Show in Maryland, in October 2023.
Over the course of nearly two weeks, an independent panel of marine experts examined the nominated yachts. First they evaluated each vessel dockside during the show. Secondly they undertook dedicated sea trials. Finally the judges awarded winners across seven categories.
About Cruising World
Cruising World is the sailing and cruising enthusiast’s passport to adventure at sea, exploring the world’s coastlines and oceans by boat. Its contributors educate, entertain and inspire through stories, pictures and videos that underscore the beauty and adventure at sea. In addition they provide instruction on the disciplines of seamanship, navigation and boat handling.
The Cruising World community is made up of experienced, committed sailors and boat owners. Cruising World’s mission is to nurture dreams with practical how-to information and stirring real-life adventure stories.