Motor Boat Awards Finalists For 2022 Announced | SI Yachts

Motor Boat Awards Finalists For 2022 Announced

Written By: Rob Bowman Dec 07, 2021

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Models from Princess Yachts and Absolute Yachts were included among the finalists.

The finalists for the Motor Boat Awards have been announced and SI Yachts is proud to have two of our premium yacht builders in competition to take home trophies. Described as "the only marine awards with the motor boat buyers' best interests at heart", the award ceremony event will take place in January 2022. The judges have all thoroughly tested and evaluated all relevant models for each category and select the winners based on design, their abilities, and value for the money in the marketplace.

At last year's event, the Prestige 420 Fly took home the trophy for 'Best Flybridge Up To 50 Feet' and has since been a very popular model sold.

"The fact that we have yachts we sell in all of the different categories over 45-feet is a testament to the quality of the brands we carry," said Jay Hendrix, Vice President of SI Yachts. "Both Princess Yachts and Absolute Yachts have invested greatly in fresh designs that encompass all of the characteristics that discerning owners want in their boats. It makes our team proud to be able to offer them to our customers."

Below are the models in the running for each category. Feel free to call our main office at 1-718-984-7676 or email us at for more information.


Finalist For Custom Yacht Category : Princess X95

The Princess X95 is the flagship model in the 'Super Flybridge' model range of the British luxury yacht builder. Up to 10 guests can cruise in opulence with lavish staterooms, expansive spaces throughout, and subtle details that elevate the experience on the X95 to another level. Whether enjoying it with family or formally entertaining guests, stepping on board the X95 feels as if you're entering the main deck of a megayacht. With a top speed of 23 knots, thanks to twin MAN V12 1900mhp engines, and a fuel capacity of 3,650 gallons, far off adventures await you.

Also in the running: Azimut Yachts Magellano 25 Metri, Bluegame BG72, Evo V8, Mulder Healey


Finalists For Flybridge Yachts Over 60-Feet: Princess Y72

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The new Princess Y72 offers a breathtaking perspective on what a flybridge yacht in this category can achieve. From the open space on the flybridge entertainment area, to the thoughtful sunbathing zone on the foredeck, the Y72 meets your needs for luxury vacations on the ocean. The Princess shipyard hand-crafted much of the furniture in the salon, making sure the small details benefitted the overall experience with rounded edges and space-saving designs. The massive owner's suite is furnished with a comfortable sofa, dressing area, and vanity desk, along with large windows for stunning views.

Also in the running: Beneteau Grand Trawler 62, Sunseeker Manhattan 68


Finalists For Flybridge Yachts Up To 60-Feet: Princess F45

Princess F45

While it may be the entry-level model to the popular F-series Flybridge range, the Princess F45 has many of the same attributes as its larger siblings. The hull-length windows provide the salon with extraordinary light and views, while the spacious flybridge gives owners room to enjoy the scenery. A very unique aspect of the Princess F45 is her electrically sliding transom seating arrangement that, with a touch of a button, extends the size of the cockpit area to deliver a main deck space that is not seen anywhere else in the market on a 45' yacht. If you are interested in a yacht in the 40 to 50 foot range, the F45 is a wonderful boat that is easy to operate, gives you peace of mind with joystick control, and delivers the performance you desire.

Also in the running: Ferretti Yachts 500, Grand Banks GB54, Sunseeker Manhattan 55


Finalists For Sport Cruisers Over 45 Feet: Absolute 48 Coupe

Absolute Yachts has strived to innovate through cutting-edge design solutions and fresh ideas for improving the boating experience. The new Absolute 48 Coupe is the first model in the new sport yacht model line and it does not disappoint. With interior volume that rivals larger boats, Absolute uses each interior and exterior space brilliantly to maximize volume. The cockpit is the centerpiece of the 48 Coupe and features moveable furniture so that owners can arrange the configuration to meet the needs of their guests. Large windows, transparent barriers, and open gunwales contribute to exceptional ocean views no matter where you're enjoying the boat. And don't forget the solar panels on the hardtop that reduce the need to run a generator, resulting vibration-free boating at anchor.

Also in the running: Evo R6 Open, Solaris 48 Power, Sunseeker 65 Sport Yacht