Boat of the Year 2023 Entry

Information about entering Sailing World‘s Boat of the Year 2023 awards.

Welcome to Sailing World’s 2023 Boat of the Year Awards.

The editors of Sailing World are calling for entries for their 2023 Boat of the Year Awards. If you’re launching a new sailboat model into the North American market, we invite you to join the industry’s most respected testing and awards program. Boat inspections and sea trials will take place in October 2022 during and immediately following the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland.

If you have a new model that won’t be on display in Annapolis but will debut in North America, we still would like to know about it so that we may share it with our audience across our many channels.

To submit your Boat of the Year entry: Please download copies of the entry form and liability form and complete them thoroughly. Once complete, return them as PDF files by email to

In the entry form, we ask you about your boat. This includes its dimensions in imperial units (feet, inches, pounds), as well as detailed information about systems and components. We also ask for supporting documents (e.g., design drawings and photos), all of which are essential for the judges to accurately assess your boat.


Download Entry Form

Download Liability Form

See Rules

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Cruising World Boat of the Year Director, Herb McCormick, 401.845.4420.
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