Boat of the Year 2020
From a field of 11 new racing sailboats, the Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300 earns its Boat of the Year title. Plus winning designs from J Boats, Tiwal, Fast Forward Composites, and Foiling World
Eleven performance sailing designs, some fresh from factories and some new to the US market, were presented to Sailing World’s judging panel in October, each vying for the title of the one and only Boat of the Year. From day racers to shorthanded machines, to inflatable toys and foilers to one amazing wing-driven carbon sculpture, the judges had their hands and minds full during a week of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. Design, purpose, construction quality, performance under sail and innovation were the parameters against which each boat was measured—and with little debate in the end, this year’s winner emerged as a unanimous favorite.
The 2020 Boat of the Year Team:
Judges: Dave Powlinson, Greg Stewart & Chuck Allen
Highfield DL640, Boat of the Year Support Rib
The official RIB of Sailing World's Boat of the Year
Walter Cooper for photography