Sailing World Magazine’s 2016 Boat of the Year judging team included Chuck Allen, Tom Rich and Greg Stewart. SW’s editor and Boat of the Year coordinator Dave Reed manages the project and guides deliberations, but has say in final decisions.
For our 2016 Boat of the Year tests, we were dependent on the reliable Fareast 580 RIB, a 19-foot saddle-seat design that served double duty as transfer boat and photography platform. Fareast also builds our overall Boat of the Year. Its RIBs are popular among coaches and race management because of their handling and durability. For more, visit Fareast Yachts.