In the Best for Beginners category the Ryck 280 from Hanse Yachts came out ahead of the other three finalists, who put in a strong performance.

Julijan Višnjevec, chief editor of the Slovenian Magazine “Val Navtika” emphasized in the laudation: “The new Ryck 280 marks the launch of a new generation of walkaround boats that are not only good looking but also very capable in the water. That means outstanding seaworthiness, particularly in rough conditions.” An ideal boat for beginners then.

On receiving the prize in Berlin, Boris Heitmann, vice president of Communications, Hanse Yachts said: “Whereas last year our focus was more on design, this year we achieved even more with usability. I am delighted to be able to receive this award here in Berlin on behalf of the company.“