Sailing World – Boat of the Year 2016

Alltid lika kul när Sailing World utser årets båt. Många andra varianter verkar mest avspegla vem som köper annonsutrymme eller mässplatser…

Det känns som att de har ungefär samma smak som jag, och i år fanns både J/112e (Best Crossover) och Seacape 24 (Best Recreational Racer) på listan. Vann totalt gjorde Diam 24.

The hulls of the Diam 24 One Design may be white, but the boat is a black sheep in the sportboat flock. As an alternative to 20-something keelboat lookalikes, our 2017 Boat of the Year and Best Multihull is an overdue addition to the one-design menu. The judges’ choice for overall winner was unanimous. “This is the first time in many years where a boat that looked really sexy at the dock actually outperformed everything on the water too,” says judge Tom Rich, a veteran boatbuilder. The sensation of wind and water rushing beneath the Diam’s trampoline is an experience that will leave first-timers wondering what took them so long to try a multihull.