The respected nautical internet magazine NauCAT alongside International and Croatian boat manufacturers, conducted the 15th review of the “Croatian Boat of the Year” awards recently. These peer-based awards have the admirable goal of stimulating the improvement of boat design and quality for sport and leisure boating on all levels. Nomination and voting was conducted by more than 80 boat manufacturers from all over the world.
NauCAT’s competition essentially differs from similar awards through the singular fact that Croatian Boat of the Year Award is judged by the profession itself – worldwide boatbuilders. The inclusion of international boat/yacht manufacturers adds substantial weight to the results and shows the boating public that the professionals with the experience and knowledge in the industry hold the winners in extremely high regard. Besides, all boat builders carefully watch their direct competitors and continually assess their quality, workmanship, design and innovation. NauCAT’s contribution to these awards includes the provision and management of a formal process for this continual assessment.
This year the boats nominated in the category up to 40 feet were::
The overall winner was the Marex 310 Sun Cruiser. The acclaimed Marex 310 Sun Cruiser has been awarded three times previously:
Marex 310 Sun Cruiser impresses with enormous space in the cockpit seating group. It has a smart wraparound cockpit seating that stretches all the way from the helm position to the passenger seat with space for ten people around the table.
Both the port-side and starboard side can be used as sun bed! Three in total. This will also give you the option to have more friends and family to sleep over. The whole sitting group as well as the bathing platform has lots of storage lockers. The benches aft that can also double up as a lovely seat.
The boat has plenty of accommodation below deck. The great feeling of space is because of the enormous companionway door, that splits the cockpit area and the lower deck. This allows natural light to infiltrate the galley/hallway area and increase the feeling of space remarkably. In the front cabin the large hull windows ensure that the cabin gets a lot of light and a great view out. The mid cabin has a double berth, also a large window and decent hanging wardrobe and room to change next to the bed.
You will find the cockpit safe and sociable protected by two sliding sunroofs and the worlds quickest canopy system. It closes by pulling out the canopy from vertical side lockers around the cockpit like a curtain. This extremely flexible solution makes it possible to set up the canopy within a matter of a few seconds.
For more information visit Marex 310 Sun Cruiser boat page.