The Boot Düsseldorf, the largest boat show in Europe, was the scene of the gala where the main European magazines in the sector announced the election of the best European boat of the year in the sailing and motor categories in groups organized by length. De Antonio Yachts, with its D46 Open model, has been the first Spanish shipyard in history to achieve distinguished recognition in the highest category.
De Antonio Yachts was born in 2012 in Barcelona by Marc de Antonio and Stanislas Chmielewski and in just six years they have managed to be nominated for best boat of the year 2018 in length less than 10 meters (30 feet) with their D28 model and now be winners with their longest model the D46 Open in the category over 14 meters (40 feet).
The D46 Open is the largest model of the brand together with its twin the D46 Cruiser. A model that maintains the innovative De Antonio Yachts identity propulsion system of all its models with hidden outboard motors, thereby improving performance features and reducing maintenance costs, as well as being highly configurable by the customer based on their needs.
Its powerful water lines with steps together with its maximum motorization option allows it to exceed 50 knots of top speed, as well as a high cruising speed of more than 30 knots. Its straight lines design make it an attractive and modern model. It offers an original deck layout according to a day sailing program and up to three interior layout options, one, two or three cabins, always with two full bathrooms.
The Spanish boat beat other models such as the Absolute Navetta 48, Azimut Atlantis 51, Bénéteau Swift Trawler 47 and the Galeon 640 Fly. The jury of the European Boat of the Year is made up of the publications Båtliv (Norway), BoatMag.it (Italy), Boote (Germany), Marina.ch (Switzerland), MotorBoot (Holland), Neptune and Moteur Boat (France), Yacht Revue (Austria) and Náutica & Yates Magazine (Spain).
"It is an honor to be the first Spanish brand to achieve this prestigious recognition and to position De Antonio Yachts at the height of the great international shipyards", declared Marc de Antonio. "We are very satisfied to have achieved it in just six years and in the longest category," he added. For his part, Stanislas Chmielewski, recalled that the jury "values all aspects, making a very exhaustive analysis in the navigation tests, of the quality of finishes, innovation, design as well as the price of sale to the public and the solidity. of the company and its distribution network ".
The company currently offers a full range of eight different models between 8 and 14 meters (D28 Open, D28 Xplorer, D28 Deck, D34 Open, D34 Cruiser, D40, D46 Open, D46 Cruiser.). An annual production of 40 units for 2019 divided into two production centers.
50% of sales are delivered in Spain, but the company has also achieved a clear international projection with units in several European countries, as well as in Australia, the United States, Mexico, Dubai, Sant Martin and Egypt, among others.
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