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Boat of the Year Winners (1985-2008)

Sailing World's award winners span two decades.

October 17, 2001
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2008
*Overall Winner, Laser SB3
*Best Offshore One-Design, Club Swan 42
*Best One-Design Dinghy, Laser Vago XD
*Best Crossover, X-41 One Design
*Best Daysailer, Sabre Spirit

2007
*Overall Winner, Esse 850
*Best One-Design, Open 5.70
*Best Sportboat, Corsair Sprint 750
*Best Racer/Cruiser, X-35 One Design
*Best Cruiser/Racer, Salona 37

2006
*Overall Winner, C&C 115
*Best Multihull, Reynolds 33
*Best Racer/Cruiser, C&C 115
*Best Dinghy, RS Feva
*Best Innovation, Wyliecat 44

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2005
*Overall, J/100
*Best Raceboat, Seaquest 36
*Best Cruiser/Racer, Beneteau First 44.7
*Best Performance, Nacra A2

2004
*Best Value Racer/Cruiser, Wauquiez Centurion 40s
*Best Performance Design, Farr 36

2003
* Overall, Javelin 2, Novacaines Mutiny
* High Performance Day Racer, Javelin 2, Novacaines Mutiny
* Racer/Cruiser, Swan 45, Nautor’s Swan
* Sportboat, Ultimate 24, Ultimate Sailboats
* Performance Dinghy, Fusion 15, Fusion Sailboats
* Best Value, Precision 185, Precision Boat Works

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2002

  • Overall, Farr 395, Carroll Marine
  • Best Racer/Cruiser, Farr 395, Carroll Marine
  • Best Value, Beneteau 36.7, Beneteau
  • High Performance Day Racer, Nacra F-18, Performance Catamarans
  • Recreational Racer, Hobie Getaway, Hobie Cat

2001
* Overall, Schock 40, W.D. Schock Corp
* Best Innovation, Schock 40, W.D. Schock Corp
* Best PHRF/Sportboat, Schock 40, W.D. Schock Corp
* Best Performance Dinghy, Vanguard Vector, Vanguard
* Best Racer/Cruiser, J/145, TPI
* Best Offshore Racer, X-482, X-Yachts
* Best Multihull, Taipan 4.9, Taipan

2000
* Overall, Inter 17, Performance Catamaran
* Best One-Design Dinghy, Mega-Byte, Byte Boats
* Best Offshore Racer, J/46, TPI
* Best Racer/Cruiser, Aerodyne 38, Aerodyne Marine
* Best PHRF/Sportboat, Synergy 1000, Timeless Marine

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1999
* Overall, 29er, Byte Boats
* Daysailer, Escape Rhumba, Escape Sailboats
* Cruiser/Racer, Sydney 41, Bashford Int’l
* Multihull, Inter 20, Performance Catamaran
* PHRF/Sportboat, J/125, TPI

1998
* Overall, Farr 40, Carroll Marine
* Performance Daysailer, Expedition 14.5, Escape Sailboats
* Sportboat, J/90, TPI
* Performance Multihull, Corsair F-28R, Corsair

1997
* Overall, Viper 640, Viper Boats
* Performance One-Design, Viper 640, Viper Boats
* Performance Multihull, Hobie TriFoiler, Hobie Cat
* PHRF/Sportboat , Henderson 30, SOCA Sailboats
* Rendevouz Racer, J/160, TPI
* Daysailer, Wyliecat 17, Ron Moore

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1996
* Overall, Santa Cruz 52, Santa Cruz Yachts
* Rendevouz Racer, Santa Cruz 52, Santa Cruz Yachts
* Performance Multihull, Corsair F-24 Mk II, Corsair
* Offshore Racer, IMX 38, X-Yachts
* Performance One-Design, The Buzz , Melrose Sailcraft/Topper Int’l
* Daysailer, Alerion Express 20, TPI
* PHRF/Sportboat , B-32, B-Boats

1995
* Overall, 405 Dinghy, Ultimate Sailboats
* Multihull, Dragonfly 600, Dragonfly Sailboats
* Daysailer/Weekender, MX-20, Sport M-Yachts Inc.
* PHRF/Sportboat , Ultimate 20, Ultimate Sailboats
* Multipurpose Club Racer, Nelson/Marek 43, Carroll Marine
* Excellence, Andrews/Excell ILC 40, Excel Yachts

1994
* Overall, Melges 24, Melges
* PHRF/Sportboat, Melges 24, Melges
* Daysailer, Norlin Mark III 2.4m, Gavia Yachts East
* IMS Racer , Mumm 36, Carroll Marine
* Multihull, Dragonfly 1000, Dragonfly Sailboats
* Multipurpose Club Racer, J/130, TPI

1993
* Overall, J/92 , TPI
* Daysailer/Weekender, Beneteau First 210, Beneteau
* Coastal Cruiser, Holby Clearwater 36, Holby Marine
* Offshore Cruiser, Hinckley SW 52, Hinckley
* Multihull, Hobie Sport Cruiser, Hobie
* Modified Design, Freedom 45, TPI

1992
* Overall, Jeaneau Lagoon 42, TPI
* Daysailer/One Design, SR 27, SR
* Coastal Cruiser, Tartan Piper 28, Tartan
* Racer/Cruiser , J/105, TPI
* Offshore Cruiser , Bougainvillea 60, Kanter Yachts
* Offshore Racer, Tripp 47, Carroll Marine
* Semi-Custom, Concordia 46, Concordia

1991
* Overall, Baltic 52, Baltic Yachts
* 35-40 ft., Tripp 36, Carroll Marine
* Daysailer/trailerable, Hardcore 16, Hardcore Catamaran Ltd.
* 35-40 ft., J/35c, TPI
* 40-45 ft., Hinckley SW 43, Hinckley

1990
* Overall J/44 TPI
* Readers Choice C&C34R C&C
* * 31-36 ft. T-35 Tartan
* 36-40 ft. Swan 36 Nautor’s Swan
* Over 50 ft. Little Harbor 58 Little Harbor
* Multihull Condor 30 Condor Ltd.

1989
* Overall Clearwater 35 Holby Marine
* Up to 30 ft. O’Day 240 The O’Day Corp.
* 36 to 40 ft. Tartan 372 Tartan
* 41 ft. and up Frers 41 Carroll Marine

1988
* Overall Baltic 43 Baltic Yachts
* Domestic 23-33 ft. Frers 30 Carroll Marine
* Domestic 34-62 ft. J/34c TPI
* Import 25-37 ft. X-372 X-Yachts

1987
* Overall Express 34
* Import 25-37 ft. X-99 X-Yachts
* Import 38-62 ft. CS 40 CS Yachts
* Domestic 25-33 ft. Frers 33 Carroll Marine

1986
* Import C&C 38 C&C
* Domestic 26-34 ft. Sabre 34 Sabre Yachts
* Domestic 38-40 ft. J/40 TPI

1985
* Open Australia II
* PHRF Baltic 38 DP Baltic Yachts
* IOR Boomerang Derecktors
* MORC Merit 25 Merit Marine
* One Design/Daysailer Lindsay FD Lindsay Boatbuilders

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