focused on the boaters point of view.
We, the jury members of the Best of Boats Award, a non-partisan and non-political organisation based in all regions of Europe and in the USA, cannot remain calm in the face of the current war against the Ukrainian state and people.
With our friends and partners in the Ukraine and Russia in mind, we condemn the cold-blooded and primitive attack by the Russian government and its forces and aides on Ukraine, and thus against every standard of civilisation, decency and law. We are in line with the decision of many representatives in the maritime industry to stop now all business contacts with Russia.
With the greatest personal respect for our friends and colleagues in Russia, we therefore suspend Russia’s membership in the Best of Boats Award until further notice. We combine this with the hope that this decision will help to put an end to the aggression of the Russian leadership very quickly.