In 2019, at the international boat show in Düsseldorf (Boot Düsseldorf), our model D46 Open was elected best European PowerBoat of the year in the category of boats over 45 feet. By winning this award, we set a major milestone in Spain's history as the first Spanish shipyard that achieved such high recognition.
It is not the first time De Antonio Yachts have participated in the awards, as we have been nominees on two other occasions. In 2018, with the D28 and later on in 2020 with the D42.
The European Powerboat of the Year is a yearly award that recognizes the best five boats among all the models sold in Europe. The criteria which the jury bases their evaluation on space between value for money, performance, innovation. The spirit is to award the models that carry on valuable features, regardless of the brand or the market diffusion. That is why there are five categories by length, so the large and famous motor yachts cannot vershadow smaller or less popular boats that still offer peculiar traits.
The winners receive their recognition during an award-giving gala held on the first Saturday of the Düsseldorf Boat Show, one of the main events in the business celebrated in
mid-January every year.
We are very pleased to have won the Bronze Delta Award with our D42 yacht at the prestigious Delta Awards, organized by the Industrial Design Association ADI-FAD. We have been able to compete with companies and designers of the stature of SEAT, gold winner, Nacar Desig and GOFI, among many others.
The Delta Awards are given biennially in recognition of the work of industrial designers and manufacturing companies. Since their first edition in 1961, the Delta Awards have been an important promotional channel for designers and companies in the country and a valuable platform for public recognition.