26 January 2022

The winners of the 19th edition of the European Yacht of the Year Award have been announced, and GORI Propeller is delighted to see our customers amongst the winners.

The jury, comprising of 12 editors and test experts from across Europe, has spoken and the winners who are equipped with GORI Propellers are…

Performance Cruiser category is the JPK 39FC.

Norwegian jury member Axel Nissen-Lie commenting: “A fast cruiser is a balance between a number of factors. JPK has succeeded in creating a boat that sails insanely well, and at the same time it is modern and comfortable.”

Luxury Cruiser category is the Hallberg Rassy 50.

Dutch jury member from Zeilen, Marinus van Sijdenborgh de Jong commenting: “The perfection of the concept, the refined detailing and impeccable finish show the pinnacle of luxury. The use of the optional high-tech rigging brings top of the bill performance, without adding complexity in handling. Luxury sailing as it is supposed to be; enjoy high-quality sailing in comfort.”

Special Mention Windelo 50.

Great Britain jury member Toby Hodges commenting: “In an era where the big yards should be leading by example rather than greenwashing, few go to the extent that newcomers Windelo has. Two years were spent researching environmentally friendly composite materials, developing what it describes as an eco-composite of basalt fibre and recycled PET foam so it could build boats that halve the environmental impact of standard glass fibre yachts.

The result is an intriguing package – from the styling, modular interior and novel layout to the solar field on the roof and the standard electric propulsion, the Windelo 50is completely fresh.”

“As always it’s wonderful to see customers of GORI Propeller recognised in these prestigious awards.” Comments Lars Østergaard Senior Vice President at GORI Propeller. “We know how hard yards, designers and their entire teams work to produce yachts of this calibre. We are proud to be chosen as one of their suppliers and wish them every success with these new models.”

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners find out more on Yachting World here.