The Italia 14.98 stands out amongst the crowd with a style, luxury and undeniable performance all its own.
From a starting dozen nominees, five Boat of the Year 2024 nominees emerge as the defining performance sailing designs for those looking for a new ride in the new year.
The outcome was all but decided after five days of dockside deep dives and sailing sessions: The Dragonfly 40 Ultimate trimaran was the front-runner for Sailing World’s 2024 Boat of the Year title. This custom-quality crossover trimaran swayed the judges in every way possible, but there was one boat yet to get their hands on: the HH44 Sport Cruiser. That boat was late to the
competition, fresh off a transatlantic cargo ship and still being commissioned in the hours ahead of its first sail. For our Boat of the Year judges, Chuck Allen, Mike Ingham and Greg Stewart, their final decision for BOTY 24 was predicated on one thing: The HH44 has to be the spoiler. And spoil it did—emerging as the best of the best.
Judges: Chuck Allen, Mike Ingham and Greg Stewart
Boat of the Year Director: Dave Reed
Official RIB Supplier: Club Coach Boats
Photography: Walter Cooper