Rec Boat Holdings was awarded the “2012” European Powerboat Award” presented by Boote Magazine at the Düsseldorf Boat Show
in Germany this past weekend. The Four Winns S215 model took the crown beating out four other competitors in the 25-feet and below category.

“We are extremely proud to receive this award,” stated Roch Lambert, Group President,Rec Boat Holdings. “It is a true endorsement of our renewed philosophy on engineering and design and what it means to our consumers. Producing an award-winning product truly
makes our brands stand out from the rest, as the elite group of judges has confirmed through this competition,” Lambert concluded.

The judging panel, made up of test drivers from seven European nations as well as several journalists, agreed on 25 boats in five categories. Four Winns competed with boat builders from around the world with the field being narrowed to manufacturers from England via Sweden and Germany to Poland. Many new boats being introduced across several markets made the judging very challenging.

The S215, a 21′-4″ closed-bow sport boat that features the Four Winns exclusive Stable Vee hull design, offers consumers a versatile, spacious craft for a full day on the water. The company also recently introduced the V275 sport cruiser at the Paris Boat Show and several new models in their Horizon line at the annual dealer meeting last summer.

“Our new product development plan is very aggressive,” stated Lambert. “Consumer reaction has been quite positive to our new products and we feel very confident that our position in the marketplace is solid for strong growth in the future.”

Here all the winners:

Nominees for sport boat up to 25 ft
XO 240 RS Cabin
Four Winns S 215
Galia 670 MC
Yamarin 53 Cross Center Console
Sea Ray 210 Overnighter

Nominees for sport boat up to 35 feet
Viksund 335 Santa Cruz
Frauscher 1017 GT
Cranchi 30 Endurance
Jeanneau Merry Fisher 885
Windy 31 Zonda

Nominees for sport boat up to 45 feet
Bavaria Sport 43 HT
Sealine SC 42
Galeon 420 Fly
Nimbus 365 Coupé
Princess V 39

Nominees for yachts 45 feet and more
Sunseeker Manhattan 53
Bénéteau GT Flyer 49 Fly
Azimut 45 Fly
Jeanneau 500 Prestige Fly
Sessa 45 Fly

Nominees for displacement yacht
Linssen Range Cruiser 450 Sedan
Adagio 58 Europa
Boarncruiser 42 Retro Line
Bruijs Coaster 1400 Open Cockpit
Delphia 1350 Escape