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Best Power Boats of 2024: Review and Buying Guide

XO 250




Chris Riley

For experienced and beginner boaters, nothing is more irresistible than the experience of cruising the open water aboard a powerful watercraft. The cool breeze and splash of water on the face, the foamy waves that trail the boat as it cuts through the water, and the sheer ecstasy that comes from steering a boat are all too strong to resist.

However, you need a good quality powerboat to experience all of these and more. For this reason, we have written this guide to show you five of the very best powerboats available on the market. Beyond that, you will find everything you need to know about choosing a good-quality boat and the category that best suits you. But before we get into all of that, let’s take a look at what powerboats are, albeit briefly.

What is a Power Boat?

Powerboat is a broad term that describes different categories of boats with engines. It can be a small boat for fishing or a larger one that can accommodate an entire family for long-distance cruises. The term even covers high-performance boats with every amenity a modern watercraft can have. Powerboats come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes, and they are best suited to different uses.

That’s about all the lessons on powerboats you’ll find in this article.

Considering the numerous options, it can be an uphill task to choose just one, especially if it is your first boat. Thankfully, you are reading this guide, which means that you should be able to select the perfect watercraft that matches your needs in a few minutes from now.

Now, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of the best power boats and what to look for when buying one.

The XO 250 is fabricated from a 5083 marine-grade aluminum hull, making it lightweight and extremely durable. There is a lot of attention to detail in this boat, with neat internal lines that allow for plenty of built-in features.

It comes with a shock-absorbing bucket seat, and all the instruments and switches are conveniently located. The seating position is sited perfectly and gives clear visibility over the bow without the need to stand while helming fast.

The XO 250 features a 12V drawer fridge, an optional radar arch, a big plotter and sounder, and the bow has four beautifully molded lockers. The battery switch and stainless fuel tank are easy to access.

The XO 250 is the perfect powerboat for you if you want a watercraft that combines seakeeping, practicality, and style.

  • LOA: 24 ft 6 in
  • Beam: 7 ft 4 in
  • Displacement: 551 lbs (no engine)
  • Power options: 150 HP to 320 HP
  • Fuel capacity: 50 gallons
  • RCD category: C for 8

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  • Safe and practical
  • Rapid performance
  • Solid build
  • Low planing speed and flat transition to plane
  • Excellent handling and seakeeping
  • The rear bench seat has no option for replacement



If you want a powerboat that is distinctively solid like German cars, perhaps the Axopar 28 TT will be your best option. The GPR-built boat has an aggressive and radical styling.

The typical Scandinavian craft has a deck and cockpit areas that are designed extensively in G2 Flexiteek. Rock-solid guard rails top the high bulwarks moving forward. Even in out-of-sight places like the anchor locker is superbly finished without the slightest compromise that is often the norm in such hidden areas.

Under the double sun pad of the Axopar 28 TT is a carefully hidden double berth that can be accessed through the aft bench seat. So if you need to spend the night somewhere tranquil, you will find enough room to accommodate even the largest couples.

The forward seating area can be converted into a second sunbathing spot to complement the aft sun pad. The boat also has a large bathing platform that can comfortably accommodate a semi-deflated inflatable craft.

  • LOA: 28 ft 2 in
  • Beam: 9 ft 3 in
  • Transom deadrise angle: 22 degrees
  • Displacement: 3,725 lbs (no engine)
  • Power options: 150 Hp to 350 HP
  • Fuel capacity: 57 gallons

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  • Great protection from harsh weather
  • Speedy performance
  • Movement on deck is easy
  • Many items on the rather long list of extras ought to have been included as standard items
  • Options list contains only one engine manufacturer

From the French yard comes the Beneteau Gran Turismo 40 – a 40-footer that seeks to do things slightly different from the norm.

This powerboat comes with a regimented standard layout, including a chaise longue forward to port, a wet bar opposite a cockpit that has a C-shaped dinette right behind it, and a double helm to starboard located at both sides of the central companionway.

There is a central double berth in the forward cabin below, a saloon located in the middle with galley and head on the one hand and dinette on the other, and a center cabin that comes with two berths.

The boat is extremely lightweight without feeling that way. The hull is designed to take punishment without flinching one bit. There is plenty of room and seats in the cockpit.

  • Length: 41 ft 2 in
  • Beam: 12 ft 8 in
  • Fuel capacity: 143 gallons
  • Draught: 3 ft 7 in
  • Displacement: 16,975 lbs

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  • Attractive and stylish design
  • Performance with twin 300 HP engines is very high
  • Unique and effective layout
  • Great value
  • Good seakeeping
  • Only one windscreen wiper
  • The finish is below premium level
  • The storage in mid-cabin is slightly compromised

The Four Winns Vista 255 is a capable weekender for a couple or small family. Although it a fairly fast and efficient boat, it is not designed to be a sports boat, making it an excellent choice for easy cruising for the weekend.

It is worth noting that the cockpit is well elevated, especially considering its size. This means you will have excellent visibility, whether standing or seating. There is a convertible sunbed/back seat set up in the cockpit. This set up features a tilting backrest that can turn the spot into a seat facing aft so that you can watch skiers, swimmers, and anything that catches your interest.

The galley is equipped with a microwave and a small fridge, with enough room to accommodate a bigger fridge. Opposite the galley is the main cabin with a 6 ft 3-inches headroom. There is a full head complete with a shower, toilet, and sink. The convertible double bed/dinette is positioned diagonally. The mid-cabin has a queen-sized bed.

This stylish craft is a beamy boat, meaning it will retain its stability even when the crew moves about. The steering is considerably quick and very responsive.

  • LOA: 25 ft 1 in
  • Beam: 8 ft 3 in
  • Draught: 2 ft 9 in
  • Transom deadrise angle: 17 degrees
  • Displacement: 6,194 lbs (with engine)
  • Power options: 240 Hp to 300 HP
  • Fuel capacity: 58 gallons

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  • A fast and efficient boat
  • Quick and easy steering
  • Excellent cockpit
  • Quick and easy access engine
  • Plenty of hull colors to choose from
  • Impractical galley design
  • Some couples may find the forward double berth too small
  • Might not be tough enough to handle rough weather for long periods
  • Too many extras, many of which should ideally be standard items



The Cranchi Z35 is a rare breed that falls in the mid-range sports-cruisers category. It is designed to have an open, sun-soaked cockpit with two spacious cockpits and twin diesel.

If you want a powerboat that will shine on a sunny day, this boat with a sociable cockpit will fit the bill. It has quite an impressive accommodation below decks. The well-proportioned cabins are built to have abundant storage and sleeping spaces to host adults for a few days or more.

The saloon has smart detailing and excellent headroom, too. The galley comes with plenty of storage, including cupboards and lockers that are lined in smooth GRP. The railings on the deck feature triple fender baskets on both sides of the foredeck. The guest cabin berth is large and has an infill cushion that transforms from a twin into a double berth.

  • Length: 37 ft 11 in
  • Beam: 11 ft 6 in
  • Draught: 2 ft 11 in
  • Fuel capacity: 131 gallons
  • Water capacity: 42 gallons
  • Engines: Twin Volvo Penta D4 260 HP
  • Top speed: 34 knots

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  • Adequate space below decks
  • Brilliant cockpit
  • Attractive styling
  • Punchy performance
  • Good detailing and finish
  • Helm seat might be uncomfortable
  • Glare off the dash
  • Tight engine room access

What to Look for In a Power Boat – Buying Guide

You have three choices when it comes to buying a powerboat (or any boat for that matter). These include a custom-made boat, a brand new boat, and a used one (in good condition). Whatever your choice, there are a few fundamental considerations that you shouldn’t compromise on, as they will determine whether or not you will enjoy your investment.

The following are the important things to consider.

  • Engine accessibility : How easy is it to access the engine? Choose a boat with a readily accessible engine area to make it easy to reach the battery and check fluid levels.
  • Visibility: According to Rule 15 of the United States Coast Guard Navigation Rules, all powered vessels must keep out of the way of boats approaching from the starboard. The problem is that visibility isn’t always good from the helm station of some boats. And if you can’t see your forward starboard quadrant, you might collide with an oncoming boat or run into some problems. So make sure you choose a powerboat that provides adequate visibility from the helm. As much as possible, avoid boats with obstructions caused by permanent fixtures, windshield mullions, hardtop supports, bulkheads, and overhead brows.
  • Electronic needs : This is pretty straightforward. You want to choose a boat that has enough space for your entire electronics packages such as radar/chart plotter overlay, marine radio , radio tester, and a Wi-Fi and cellular range booster.
  • Customization : Owning a boat means having the ability to customize it or include upgrades. For this reason, it is best to choose one that offers flexible customization options. For example, can you add or detach furniture? Can you make an upgrade to the galley?

It is also helpful if you read reviews from boaters who already purchased the type of powerboat you intend to buy. There are a good number of online boating forums where you can find useful first-hand information from boat owners. Are they pleased with the specific model you want? What are their concerns and complaints?

Here’s one more thing to consider. If you are buying a new boat or dealing with a manufacturer, find out if they have a comprehensive after-sales service. You want to choose a manufacturer that will continue to maintain a one-on-one relationship and an open communication channel with clients.

If you are in the market for a powerboat for cruising with your family, consider one with comfortable cabin space. For boating in the tropics or hot regions, you will need a boat with air conditioning systems.  Consider ample seating, too, because cruising with family and friends is a lot more fun and enjoyable when everyone has a comfortable place to sit and relax on the deck.

If what you want is a powerboat for offshore fishing, consider a boat with angler-friendly storage. A spacious deck where you can cast unhindered is equally important, too. Pay attention to the hull design, as a deep V-shaped hull cuts better through rough waters. Lastly, consider getting a fuel-efficient powerboat for offshore fishing, as this will reduce expenses on fuel.

Choosing the Right Power Boat

Having a list of the best power boats and knowing what makes a good one will not be of much help if you can’t make up your mind on which type to get. As you probably already know, these boats come in a wide variety with a vast range of hull forms, construction materials, and plenty of options in terms of propulsion and power.

To help you decide on which powerboat is right for you, we’ve outlined some of the more common types and their best use. This is not a comprehensive list, though, and that’s because powerboats encompass so many boat types from the small 12-footer tender to the ocean-crossing crawler and every other thing in between. So, we’ve left out some categories such as hovercrafts, personal watercraft, and catamarans.

Essentially, we’ve cut down the list to include rapid monohulls that are a great starting point for any beginner boater looking for the best power boats that suit their needs.

1. Bowriders

A bowrider is a great choice if you want a powerboat with a compact platform and adequate lounging space upfront. The open bows make them particularly suitable for frolicking on sunny days.

Although bowriders have come to be known with a traditional shape that features tapered forward lines, other options that present a whole lot of newer and spacious formats are now available. The space ahead of the helm in the traditional bowrider is quite tight. To allow for more internal seating room, newer versions have beams that are further forward, but the trade-off is a little bit of the sporting ability and aesthetic appeal of the traditional shape.

A classic traditional bowrider is the Sea Ray 190 SPX , while newer formats include Bayliner Element XR7 and Interboat Neo 7.

Here are a few things to look for in a bowrider that can perform excellently well in water sports:

  • Extra cockpit seating
  • Powerful inboard engines
  • Automated throttle
  • Wakeboard towers
  • Wake-tweaking devices (e.g., fins, and ballast tanks)

2. Cabin Style Power Cruisers

If accommodation is topmost in the things you want in a powerboat, the cabin style power cruisers might be your best bet.

These powerboats fall into two broad categories:

  • The sporty craft – small design with compact cabins in the bow.
  • The people carrier – broader and more spacious designs with an emphasis on comfy accommodation rather than performance.

Whichever option that appeals to you, you need to consider convertible furniture to create more sleeping room. A galley at the top means more accommodation below deck. On the flip side, a cabin style powerboat with the galley below the decks creates more space at the sun deck for seating. So, make sure to choose an option that suits your accommodation needs.

Here’s a quick tip: if you are thinking of buying a cabin style powerboat as your first boat, you don’t have to break the bank to get a massive boat, even if you can. It is best to start with a smaller and cheaper option that is more efficient and manageable.

You would have learned how to operate a boat better and with more confidence in a short while. And using it for a season, you would be able to say for sure what shape and size work best for you.

Some of the best power boats fall in the category of hard-hulled planing crafts with built-in inflatable collars. These are particularly suited for water sports, fishing, lounging, diving, and load carrying.

In the end, your intended usage, price, and size will determine what type of RIBS you buy, but it is important to note some of the options. RIBS constructed from Hypalon are last longer but are more expensive than PVC-constructed tubes. Your driving style will also come into play when you consider seating features, which include traditional jockey seats, leaning posts, benches, and impact-mitigation seats.

The power option depends a lot on the type of boater you consider yourself to be. So, before you choose a fit-out and hull shape , think about how you would typically use a powerboat.

4. Center Console Powerboats

When it comes to versatility, center console powerboats take the lead. You can use them for angling or even for taking your family on long smooth rides.

Select one with less built-in furniture and an emptier deck if these type of boats appeal to you. This way, you can add the furniture that matches your needs the most. Many center console powerboats have less weight due to the inclusion of only basic facilities, which means they cost a lot less than other options. Also, they generally tend to have greater running efficiency and more agile handling because they weigh less.

5. Sport Yacht

Sport yachts are the best power boats for traveling long distances. They are faster and sleeker than traditional yachts but come with spacious cabins for overnight and extended stays. If you intend to entertain guests, this category of powerboats would be your best option. They combine luxury and performance.

For those who want to be the party, consider getting one of these powerboats that come with a full galley or one with the option for convenient upgrades to modern kitchen facilities such as a good-quality boat grill .

6. Walkaround Fisher

Lastly, there’s the Walkaround Fisher category for those who prefer a “hybrid” powerboat of some sort. If you want a powerboat that does a bit of everything, consider getting a Walkaround Fisher. A good choice would be the compact Trophy 2152 Walkaround with a small cabin for fishing and water sports.

Choosing a powerboat can be quite daunting considering all the options available, but you don’t have to settle for less than what you want. You can be sure that there’s a boat out there that matches your need no matter what it is. Do not compromise on the features that work well for you. Study the boats on this list, and you’re sure to find one that suits you.

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Wahoo was born from a partnership of two friends.

Paul Holland and Julian Willmott set themselves the task of building a rib like no other. It had to be quick but sublimely comfortable with peerless handling and room for the two families.

They discovered a 10m powerboat hull lying abandoned in a French barn – it turned out to be a race-winning design from the esteemed naval architect Lorne Campbell, which had been raced successfully for many years whilst sponsored by Vodafone.

The entrepreneurial duo snapped up the rights to the hull as the basis for their new 10m super-rib with the first Wahoo launched in 2008. Wahoo quickly proved a big hit with the media and discerning owners of some of the world’s finest super-yachts.

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 Cooper Prowler 10M Sundeck

The Cooper Prowler 10M was built to very high standards in British Columbia Canada. They are highly respected for their hull design, fit and finish and their great sea keeping qualities. The interior layout will comfortably accommodate a family of six. With a covered aft deck and a spacious flybridge makes a great or cruiser or floating vacation home.

This boat has always been in fresh water and has enjoyed excellent maintenance. Updates include flybridge canvas, back up camera, new battery charger and split charging diodes.

This boat is no longer available. Contact us to  sell yours and save  or to buy one listed elsewhere and earn a YachtX Rewards  rebate of up to 2%  of purchase price.

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ECO POWERBOAT 10 À vendre Bateau neuf

10m powerboat

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This 10m Powerboat has been developed for day trips and for super yacht tender purpose The hull, deck and interior elements will be constructed, using sustainable and recycled materials. Materials that can be separated after the boat’s lifespan and upcycled into something new without impacting the environment. A new smart serial Hybrid propulsion will be implemented to improve range potential over electric propulsion. This powerboat is the future of green boating.

Vessel characteristics: Aesthetically pleasing design Made from sustainable and recycled materials Two bunks for overnight stay Small pantry with fridge Sunbeds and swim platform on aft deck Serial hybrid propulsion Container transportable Max speed over 30 kts. CE B Category LOA : 10 meters Bmax Bmax : 2,90 meters Weight : approx 3.600 kg Max crew: 6

  • Année: 2020
  • Catégorie: Multi 2000
  • Programme: Solitaire du Figaro
  • Longueur: 10 m
  • Largeur: 2,90 m
  • Poids: 3600 KG
  • Moteur: DANFOSS
  • Puissance: Hybrid Propulsion
  • Matériaux: Sandwich Epoxy Basalt
  • Constructeur: TYNC Young Design
  • Architecte: Jeroen WATTS - TYN

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European Powerboat Award


The contestants in the category up to 8 m for the 2020 European Powerboat Award are set:

Beneteau Flyer 7 SUNdeck ● Boston Whaler 160 Super Sport ● Candela Seven ● Jeanneau Merry Fisher 695 (Série 2) ● Silver Tiger DCz.

The contestants of this category are considered as entry-level boats. Important aspects of this category are: price to quality ratio, simple driving quality as well as security aspects. Another important aspect for the decision finding of the jury members is the simple and easy transport on the road.

The announcement of this year’s winners, will take place during the Flagship-Night on the first evening of the Boot Düsseldorf (18.-26.01.2020).  

Beneteau Flyer 7 SUNdeck

10m powerboat

The Flyer 7 is conspicuously sporty and energetic. You have a choice of two versions of upholstery: standard (with stainless steel pulpits) or Elegance (with black pulpits). The console has a wraparound windshield and hand rails which make movements on the two symmetrical side decks much safer. The Flyer 7 SUNdeck  is perfect for coastal cruising. It has a large sunbathing area, below which is a cabin equiped with a double berth, storage, toilets, and furniture with a fridge in option.

For further information, please feel free to visit the webpage of the manufacturer​ .

Technical information:

Length: 6,41 m ●  Beam: 2,45 m ●  Fuel capacity: 170 l ● Engines : up to 200 HP  ● Crew: up to 8 ●   CE-Category: C 

Boston Whaler 160 Super Sport

10m powerboat

The all-new 160 Super Sport makes every outing safer, more comfortable and more fun. Marking a keel-up redesign for Boston Whaler’s popular Super Sport series, the 160 delivers effortless operation, low-maintenance durability and a smart, spacious layout. Exciting new features include dual aft swim platforms, a lockable storage compartment in the front of the console, and a stylish new rear-accent hull color.

For further information, please feel free to visit the webpage of the manufacturer ​.

Length: 4,93 m  ●  Beam:  2,08 m ●  Draft: 0.25 m  ●  Weight (Dry, no engine): 480 kg ●  Fuel Capacity: 49 - 71 l  ●  Engine: 75 -90 HP  ● Crew: up to 6    ● CE-Category: C

Candela Seven

10m powerboat

With experience from fighter jet and traffic airplane design, we were able to make Candela Seven extremely light while maintaining a high impact integrity. Obviously the material is carbon fibre without exception. Well, we could not resist the beauty of wood why all boats are equipped with teak deck. A large inverted π-foil close to centre of gravity and a small T-foil in the aft. Integrated 12 inch multi touch screen for all navigation, speed and consumption data as well as the control of navigation lights, bilge pumps and 8 years capacity warranty on battery - replaced if capacity drops below 80%.

For further information, please feel free to visit the webpage of the manufacturer .

Length: 7,70 m ●  Beam: 2,4 m ●  Weight: 1300 kg ● Draft: 0,4m with foil retracted, 1,2m with foils extended  ●  Top Speed: 30 kn  ●  Efficient: 19 - 23 kn  ●  Min foiling speed: 17 kn  ●  Range: >50 NM 

Jeanneau Merry Fisher 695 (Série 2)

10m powerboat

The  Jeanneau Merry Fisher 695 (Série 2)  can boast of building on the success of the first MERRY FISHER 695, of which over 1400 boats have been sold since September of 2014! This model offers all the strengths of her predecessor, while benefiting from the most recent innovations of the line. With her stable and generously sized tapered V-shaped hull, the Jeanneau Merry Fisher 695 (Série 2) has no need to further prove her seaworthy qualities. The model delivers excellent performance and just the right engine power to offer lowmaintenance and low fuel consumption at an affordable cost. For further information, please feel free to visit the webpage of the manufacturer ​.

Length: 6,71 m  ●  Beam: 2,54 m ●  Weight: 1625 kg  ●  Fuel capacity: 170 l   ● CE-Category: C

Silver Tiger DCz

10m powerboat

Silver Tiger DCz is the smallest of the new, pure fiberglass Silver Z models. The hull is, as familiar from the larger fiberglass models, designed utilizing the unique Swedish  Petestep ® technology. The design is made by Norwegian design agency Eker Design AS.

As its big sister Raptor, also Tiger DCz features a front cabin, which invites you to spend summer nights on-board the boat. The cabin has berths for two adults, and space for a chemical toilet, which is sold separately. The cabin mattresses and carpet is of course included in the boat's standard price.

Length: 6.06 m  ●  Beam:  2,36 m ● Weight: 1150 kg ● Crew: 8 ●  Engine: 115 - 150 hp  ● Top Speed: 40 kn (Crew: 2) ●  CE-Category: C  

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Scorpion Sting 10m

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Few RIBs cost this much, but then few drive as well. Greg Copp reports on the latest incarnation of Scorpion’s 10m Sting …

Take a look at our walkaround video of the Scorpion Sting

I f the big RIB is the boat that scratches your itch, then you will have heard of Scorpion. Arguably the most iconic brand of British RIBs, this company has been building some of the most capable big-sea rigid inflatables for the best part of three decades. The heritage of the 10m Sting stretches back to the 7.5m RIB of the 90s, whose legendary seakeeping set the stage for Scorpion. As they got bigger, not surprisingly they got even better, and were favoured by the hard-core RIB brigade – many of whom set offshore records in them. Since then, the Sting, like most big rigid inflatables, has undergone the RIB revolution. Sporting super-sleek consoles, comfy shock-mitigating seats, heads compartments and even sunbeds, these boats are no longer the reserve of serious men in drysuits. That said, this craft is still built to deal with harsh conditions, has a CE rating of B for 15 and several endurance race wins to its credit.

Constructed at the Scorpion facility at Lymington in Hampshire, this is still a purely British-built product. The only change is that all Scorpions are now sold through the Ancasta network, under the direction of Andy Andrews at Port Hamble. The open 10m Sting, with its non-stepped hull, has been with us a while, but the latest incarnation has a few subtle changes over its previous forms: all decking is now EVO (a high-quality synthetic decking) and there are more seating choices and, most importantly, new engine options in the form of twin 350hp V10 Mercury Verados. These naturally aspirated 5.7L V10 motors have become a game changer for boats like the Sting. More than capable of handling the relatively modest 316kg (lightest version) weight of each engine, the balance and poise of the boat is unaffected, while the performance gain is significant.

Scorpion Sting 10m The forward deck area can convert to a sunbed.

The forward deck area can convert to a sunbed.

Lifting the aft bench seat gives an accurate impression of the build quality, as the standard of the internal mouldings and system engineering is impressive. There is easy access to the batteries, electrics and hydraulics, and it also houses a large DC-powered top-opening fridge, while a curved stainless bathing ladder sits to starboard. The ladder can be locked into position on the port quarter, neatly wrapping around the sponson. Alternatively, you can have a conventional ladder on the port bathing platform, and there is a deck/transom shower served by a 100L water tank. The aft bench seat can easily seat three, and it shuts with clinical precision under the control of two sturdy gas struts. Pontoon access is provided on the starboard quarter by a handy EVO-covered step – removing the temptation to tread on the tube. Strangely, this simple and effective feature is not fitted on the port quarter. Sitting on the back of the helm seats is a wide armchair-like seat, which hinges up to reveal the cockpit teak table, as well as plenty of storage. You could sit four comfortably around this table for a spot of lunch. However, with the bespoke nature of Scorpion, you can opt for an alternative rear-seating U-shaped design. This provides more seating and the option of a wide sunbed infill section, and a fridge under each side of the seating.

Scorpion 10m RIB The helm design works well, sitting or standing.

The helm design works well, sitting or standing.

Scorpion 10m RIB The wrap-around seats hold you in place no matter what.

The wrap-around seats hold you in place no matter what.

The forward section of the boat has two under-deck lockers: the first primarily provides access to the toilet pump, while the forepeak locker houses the windlass – controlling the anchor through an aperture in the stem. There is an infill for the raised forepeak deck section, which can be covered with sunbed mattress sections. The all-important heads compartment sits on the front of the console. Like the aft bench seat, the door lifts up in a precise and controlled manner, held open by a substantial gas strut-supported rotating frame. The toilet is mounted as low as possible, but it is a case of sitting use only. Conveniently, circuit breakers are located on the heads’ aft bulkhead, as is a large access panel should you need to get to the DC systems inside the console.

This is one of the rear seat options.

This is one of the rear seat options.

The helm design works very well either seated or standing. With the electrically powered seat bolsters raised, you get a great driving position – all the better for the wrap-around seat backs keeping you where you need to be. You can securely lock your feet on the angled footboard when the need arises, and the navigator gets an L-shaped grab handle. The throttles sitting right of the wheel are just at the correct height and distance for your arm, and the short windscreen deflects all windblast over your head. The tachometers are located under your line of sight, but you will likely have the 12in Raymarine Axiom Pro configured to show engine as well as navigation data – giving you pretty much all you need to know at a glance. I did feel that a larger MFD would not go amiss considering the space available on the console, which is something Scorpion can no doubt supply.

Scorpion Sting RIB The table is stored behind the helm seating.

A perfect aft-facing spot for watching skiers.

Easy storage behind the helm on the Scorpion RIB 10m

Easy storage behind the helm.

The fridge is located under the aft seat.

The fridge is located under the aft seat.

This starboard-quarter step saves treading on the sponson.

This starboard-quarter step saves treading on the sponson.

Scorpion Sting 10m The heads is a sitting-down affair.

The heads is a sitting-down affair.

Driving the Sting

I will not hide the fact that I consider Scorpions to be some of the best RIBs built. Construction quality aside, they always drive superbly. This is not the first 10m Sting I have driven, but it is the first with twin 350hp V10 Mercury Verados. The mid-range power delivery compared to twin 300hp V8 Verados is noticeable. From a standstill, we hit 40 knots in 6 seconds (carrying 500kg of fuel), and this was with 27in-pitch props, which will likely be replaced with 25in propellers. It appeared that our test boat was very slightly overpropped, so the performance figures we recorded will most likely be slightly higher. The pickup is instant with no cavitation, and the Mercury Active Trim system, having been accurately calibrated on commissioning (something that some dealers forget), meant we simply hammered up to 60 knots, letting the system take care of trimming the engines. The boat’s composure is spot on, and though it is fitted with Bennett trim tabs, even on a windy day we did not need them. With a hull transom deadrise angle of 24 degrees, the Sting is well and truly in deep-vee territory, so on our choppy day it made light work of the seaway.

Scorpion Sting 10m

It provides a perfect point-and-shoot driving experience. You just nail the throttles, hang on and steer – cutting tight one-handed turns as the need arises. You might think that any sports boat in this size category should do this, and to a large degree most do, but I simply can’t think of any that do it quite this well. It tracks round as if on rails, even when hitting short, sharp Solent chop beam on. At wide open throttle at any point to the weather, this boat sits rock steady; all you need to concentrate on is not losing your hat. Though it is a 10m deep-vee sports RIB in the true sense of the word, it has a good degree of beam, which coupled with two substantial spray rails that curve right up to the stem means you enjoy a dry ride. This bit of extra girth also helps in terms of hull stability.

Scorpion Rib 10m The big V10s trim clear of the water.

The big V10s trim clear of the water.

As regards passage making, for which this boat is perfectly suited, it has exceptional range for a RIB. One important aspect of the impressive mid-range power delivery of the 5.7L V10s is an efficient sweet spot – in this case, 3200rpm at around 30 knots. If you are of a mind to let the world go by at 30 knots, then the 200-gallon (900L) fuel tank will take you 370 miles with a 20% reserve, and faster cruising at 40 knots will still take you 300 miles with a reserve.

This is one of the UK’S most expensive 10m RIBs built, but also one of the best, both in hull design and construction. Like most major RIB builders, Scorpion provide a high degree of customisation, with substantial items like T-tops on the options list, so rarely are two boats the same. Like any high-end sports car, you are paying for the name, but this brand really does drive very well, especially in conditions when you really need it to, and that is something that is hard to put a price on.

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What we thought

  • Great seakeeping and handling
  • Perfectly balanced steering
  • Good secure helm set-up
  • Solid construction
  • Behind-the-scenes build quality and engineering
  • Fuel efficiency
  • 300-mile range with a 20% reserve at 40 knots
  • Big price tag


  • LOA: 10.45m
  • Beam: 3.05m
  • Draught (max.): 1m
  • Transom deadrise angle: 24 degrees
  • Displacement: 2500kg (dry with twin 350hp V10 Mercury Verados)
  • Mercury power options: Twin 300hp V8 Verados, twin 350hp V10 Verados
  • Fuel capacity: 900L
  • RCD category: B for 15 and C for 20
  • Test engines: Twin 350hp V10 Mercury Verados

Scorpion Sting 10m Fuel figures


  • 60.2 knots (2-way average), sea conditions F6 with 80% fuel (700L) and two crew
  • 0–40 knots: 6 seconds

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RYA Training Centre

The rya powerboat training scheme is for those wanting to drive small open powerboats such as ribs (rigid inflatable boats), sports boats and small launches..

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With the RYA Powerboat Level 2 scheme you can gain an International Certificate of Confidence (“ICC”) that means when you go to certain countries, you may need a license to hire a BOAT up to 10m – that’s where we can help you prepare.

This two-day entry-level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence (ICC). It focuses on low-speed close-quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed and collision regulations.

This two days course gives plenty of time for both practical instruction and theory. Whilst at first glance the syllabus appears very similar to the level one course, the extra time available makes a real difference to the depth in which subjects are covered and therefore the amount a student can learn.

We are lucky with the beautiful Cyprus weather, so we are making the most of it by teaching a great part of the course on board of the boat.

  • Assumed Knowledge:  None (Level 1 is NOT a requirement)
  • Duration of course:  2 Days (09h00 to 17h00)
  • Ratio : 3 students for 1 Instructor Max (Possibility of private course)
  • Course Content:  Launching and recovery, boat handling, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard
  • Ability after the course:  Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft.

All our courses are held in Latchi; Theory will be held in our classroom at our office in Latchi, and the practice is held along the coast of Latchi. All Courses are delivered in English Language only.

For more info on the courses, please use the “contact us” form or email us at [email protected] with the number of people interested in the course and the dates you wish to do the course.

The RYA Level 2 Powerboat course costs €370 and is scheduled over two days – including a theory and practical examination.

You will learn and enhance your Powerboat manoeuvring skills on a range of boats available in Latchi Harbour from George’s Watersports.

Our RYA Training Courses are conducted throughout the year, and we suggest that you do book well in advance to secure your place.

Although the course is open to anyone over 12 years,  a commercial endorsement cannot be obtained until the age of 17.

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14 Speedy Battery-Powered Boats Bringing the Electric Revolution to the Water

The once disregarded concept is now coming of age in real time..

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Even two years ago, the idea of electric-powered watercraft was confined mostly to cool-looking sketches. The notion didn’t carry much credibility in the boating world, since water’s high drag caused batteries to deplete quickly and severely limited range. And who wants to be stuck offshore with dead batteries?

Technology may have finally caught up to the concept, with more than two dozen builders (and counting) having recently launched new EV runabouts. Range remains the restricting factor, but these inshore craft now make sense to four-wheeled EV owners who understand the charging routine. In return: no emissions, instant acceleration and silent running, likely acceptable tradeoffs for boaters who typically use their vessels for only limited periods, anyway. Which means right now we’re watching electric boats come of age in real time. Here are 14 models leading the pack.

Navier 27 Foiler

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The Navier 27, which is being built at the Lyman-Morse shipyard in Maine, promises to be a ground-breaker when it launches next fall. The electric boat is built on three retractable hydrofoils (one at the bow and two at the stern) that provide speed, range and efficiency. Navier founders Sampriti Bhattacharyya and Reo Baird, two MIT-educated engineers who both have backgrounds in aerospace, decided to put their knowledge to work with the 27. They’ve assembled a team of experts in hydrofoil design, software engineering and hull design to create what they think is a sustainable dayboat (with an overnighting cabin) that will appeal to most boater profiles. The Navier 27 will have a top speed of 30 knots, and at 20 knots, it will have a 70-mile range. The futuristic boat retails for $300,000.

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With a length of nearly 35 feet and top end of 40.2 mph, the Lion shows that electric boats can be authentic weekend yachts. The first production model, currently in build at Maine’s Hodgdon shipyard, will be available in late summer. The boat has a propietary Vita V4 operating system that recharges in under an hour, with electric motors that generate 590 hp and a modern touchscreen interface at the helm. Its open layout, double sunbed aft and open stern, with steps down to the water, reflect contemporary dayboat designs. The boat also has a cabin that can be outfitted with a berth and head. With a base price of $1.5 million, the Lion is an exciting new trend for owners that want an authentic sustainable boat for coastal cruising. 

Say Carbon Yachts 29 E

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This sleek hot rod is the electric version of the popular 29 from Say Carbon , the German yard known for lightweight, ultrafast sport boats with minimalist, luxury interiors. Built from carbon fiber, the $450,000 29 E clocks in under 4,400 pounds and is powered by a 360 kw Kreisel electric motor and 120 kw battery. The company claims it’s the world’s fastest electric boat under 33 feet, with a top speed of 57 mph. Of course, all that velocity comes at the expense of range, but at 25 mph it delivers a respectable ambit of 31 miles. Meanwhile, the built-in charger completes a full recharge in six hours.

Q Yachts Q30

q30, Q-Yachts. Kuva: Lauri Rotko

Designed with aesthetics over speed in mind, this 30-footer from Finnish builder Q Yachts is an ideal lake boat. Top speed is just 16 mph, but at 7 mph it delivers a range of 70 miles, or 10 hours of running time. Starting at $208,000, the Q30 has a cabin for overnighting, complete with fridge, water and electric toilet. Plus, it can be charged with a standard plug.

Marian M 800 Spyder

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This new bowrider has a retro, almost Riva-esque look, and since the Austrian yard Marian builds only electric boats, it has the advantage of a hull designed specifically for extended range. The M 800 Spyder can be outfitted with four different power options, from a 60 kw motor meant for puttering around a lake up to an electrifying 150 kw inboard with 125 kw lithium-ion batteries that delivers a top speed of 39 mph and enough torque to allow the M 800, priced from $270,000, to double as a towboat. At a more leisurely 18 mph, expect a range of up to 30 nautical miles.

Rand Escape 30

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Designed as a high-performing electric boat with a wave-piercing hull, this 30-footer was also built light to maximize range: Rand claims the Escape 30 has 30 to 50 percent lower electric consumption than similar-sized boats. Its motors run the gamut from 105 to 460 kw, all paired with correspondingly sized lithium-ion batteries. The open-bow 30-footer starts at about $195,000, can carry up to 12 people and has five different seating areas, including a rear-facing lounge over the swim platform, plus an overnight cabin with head. The hard-top design makes the Escape 30 more of a serious coastal boat than others on this list, though your range will vary depending on engine size (and your personal need for speed).

X Shore Eelex 8000

10m powerboat

The instant thrust of this Swedish-built 26-footer, thanks to its 225 kw Brusa electric motor, was an absolute thrill when running the boat on the Intracoastal Waterway off Palm Beach, and the highly respectable 34.9 mph top end competes with many traditionally powered vessels in the same class. The hull was made of recycled plastic and flax fabric (an upgrade from the standard fiberglass/carbon-fiber weave), and instead of teak soles, X Shore used cork, which provides uncompromising grip while being more ecologically sustainable. Twin 60 kw lithium-ion Kreisel batteries can be replenished in under two and a half hours with a supercharger. Even blazing down the ICW, the 8000, priced from $329,000, sounds more like a sailboat than a runabout.

Boesch 750 Portofino Deluxe

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If it’s classic runabout looks that invoke a certain feeling of dolce vita that you’re looking for in your electric boat, then look no further than the 750 Portofino De Luxe from Boesch . With a spacious sunpad aft, a retractable soft top, and an automotive-inspired windshield, the boat checks a lot of boxes for both style and practicality. At 25 mph this boat has a battery life of 70 minutes, making it an excellent choice when you need a steed to guide you towards a crisp Aperol spritz and a delicious lakeside nosh.

Correct Craft Ingenity 23E

10m powerboat

With room for up to 11 people, the Ingenity 23E is built for a party—with minimal environmental impact. The boat’s bow features round-robin seating that enhances conversation, while the transom is open for unencumbered movement, to and from the water. The bow also offers easy access to sandbars and beaches. A 126kW engine allows the 23E to travel for 14 hours at slow speeds, though if need be the boat can reach 30 mph.

Spirit Foiler

10m powerboat

British builder Spirit Yachts has collaborated with America’s Cup veteran BAR Technologies for a hydrofoiling electric vessel with a Torqeedo engine that lends it a relatively leggy 100-mile range. The boat will get up on its foils at 16 mph, cruise at 25 mph, and hit a very respectable top end of 34 mph. Added benefits of the foils include a smoother ride not susceptible to rougher waters, as well as aided efficiency. What’s more, the Spirit’s super-sleek, raceboat profile will immediately make it pop out at near any port of call.

Hermes Speedster E

10m powerboat

It’s tough to beat the Greek-built Hermes Speedster E when it comes to looks. The sleek, retro-inspired design has loads of tumblehome and comes in a large variety of customizable colors. A design motif that is reminiscent of mid-20th century Porsche roadsters has made the Speedster a runaway hit at recent boat shows. Now outfitted with a 134kW electric motor that offers an unexpectedly brisk top speed of 45 mph, the runabout promises to gain even more new fans. With room for four and notably low trim angles, the Hermes is an excellent pick for a fun cruise up the ICW—just don’t expect not to attract any attention.

Candela C-8

10m powerboat

The C-8 from Swedish builder Candela is instantly recognizable at sea because of its hyrdofoiling technology that has it literally floating above the water. The foils mean the boat is more efficient because it has less drag and is not particularly vulnerable to rougher conditions. And it barely leaves a wake. At 27 mph, the boat has a range of 50 nautical miles and the engines can charge in just two hours. The Candela also sleeps two adults and two children, which makes it a true family boat.

Magonis Wave e-550

10m powerboat

At first glance, this electric bowrider has an almost 1970s Mini Cooper sensibility—a small 16-foot hull with as much interior space as possible. The boat made its public debut last summer at the Venice Boat Show, powered by a 10kW Torqeedo electric motor. It recently upped the power by 300 percent with a 30kW Mag Power motor. That turned it from a canal cruiser into a coastal vessel that reaches 22 knots. The boat was designed around the engines to perform well at both low and high speeds. At three knots, it has a range of 10 hours. Despite the small hull, the designers used every inch to maximize the experience, from the open stern to the open-bow configuration. Fit and finish is excellent, with options like a full teak deck, fridge, shower, and telescopic table. Instead of the typical helm console, Magonis substituted a 13-inch, waterproof iPad that can stay with the owner at all times. The starting price is about $36,500.

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Minimalist is a good descriptor for Zin ’s 20-foot Z2R runabout. Fast is another one, since the runabout boasts a top speed of 35 mph. The company says the boat’s average range is 80 to 100 miles, and in an uncharacteristic display of transparency, claims it only costs $6 to charge. Compare that to the gallons a similar-sized gas powerboat would consume on a Saturday afternoon, especially in these times of rising fuel prices. The boat is powered by a Torqeedo motor and BMWi3 battery. It has carbon-fiber construction for light weight and structural stiffness, and is trailerable. The flat foredeck also makes it easy to get on and off the Z2R from the bow, and an 18-inch draft lets it come up to the beach on a secluded island.

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Powerboat Training UK

International Certificate of Competence – ‘ICC’ (up to 10m)

Duration: 1 - 2 days

Time: 9am to 5pm

Group Size: 3 per boat

Min Age: From 16

Price: £Varies

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International Certificate of Competence – ‘ICC’ (up to 10m) - General

International Certificate of Competence

An International Certificate of Competence is often considered as the international ‘boat driving licence’. It is usually required by countries/operators if you wish to use your own craft abroad or to charter one.

There are the following ‘classes’ of ICC

  • Power – vessels up to 10m, Coastal
  • Power – vessels up to 24m, Coastal
  • Power – vessels up to 10m, Coastal + Inland
  • Power – vessels up to 24m, Coastal + Inland
  • Sail – Coastal (includes Power ICC up to10m, Coastal)
  • Personal Watercraft

ICCs for vessels up to 10m are obtained via the Powerboat Scheme whilst up to 24m ICCs are obtained via the Motor Cruising Scheme – or tests on your own vessel of such a length.

To obtain the ‘Inland endorsement’ you need to undertake an additional short test – the ‘CEVNI’ test – see below.

You can gain your ICC for up to 10m craft in one of two ways:

Undertake the RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course. Passing this course successfully allows you to apply for the ICC.

Undertake an ICC Direct Assessment. This can be just a half day assessment by a qualified tester (we run such tests) or typically actually runs for a day allowing a bit of time to to be invested ‘brushing up’ on some areas. Please note that for your Examiner to pass you you will need to display a level of competence across a variety of areas at a level comparable with the standard reached on a Level 2 course.

From speaking to many people over the years, we often find that whilst an individual may have boated for years they will struggle to pass the ICC tests as they are lacking in many of the theoretical areas. More often than not people choose to undertake the full Level 2 course.

We are always keen to chat through this with people as we can usually pretty easily assess how your experience level is versus what is required.

Do you need to ‘bolt on’ the CEVNI qualification to your ICC?

A CEVNI endorsement is required if you intend boating on the inland waterways of Europe.

Online CEVNI Course & Test To read more about taking the CEVNI Course and test online follow this link for more information – Online CEVNI

Classroom CEVNI Course & Test To read more about taking the CEVNI Course and test in one of our classrooms follow this link – Classroom CEVNI

Download the ICC form from the RYA and read about boating overseas

ICC Form Download the ICC form from the RYA here – International Certificate of Competence

Boating Abroad Read the RYA’s helpful pages on boating abroad here – Boating Abroad

International Certificate of Competence – ‘ICC’ (up to 10m) - Syllabus

The ICC syllabus contains subjects that go beyond the level taught in the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course. The areas assessed are:

All Candidates


  • Knows responsibility for keeping a proper lookout
  • Can determine a ‘safe speed’
  • Can recognise a potential collision situation
  • Can identify ‘give way’ vessel in a collision situation
  • Knows what action to take as ‘give way’ and ‘stand on’ vessel
  • Knows responsibilities of a small vessel in a narrow channel
  • Can recognise manoeuvring signals (1,2,3 & 5 short blasts)
  • Can make and recognise visual distress signals
  • Lifejackets
  • Distress flares
  • Fire extinguishers
  • ‘Kill cord’ (if fitted)

Can prepare a boat for use and take sensible precautions before setting out, including:

  • Engine checks
  • Check fuel for range/duration of trip
  • Obtain weather forecast
  • Avoid overloading boat

Additionally, for candidates in coastal waters

  • Knows rules relating to Traffic Separation Schemes
  • Knows requirements for navigation lights and shapes to be displayed by own vessel
  • Can recognise the following from the lights: Power driven, sailing vessel, vessel at anchor, tug and tow, fishing vessel, dredger.
  • Knows sound signal to be made by vessels as in Q3
  • Can recognise, by day and night, and understand significance of buoys of the IALA system
  • Knows sources of information on: local regulations, port entry and departure signals, VTS and Port Operations Radio.
  • Can plan a harbour entry/departure, taking account of possible presence of large vessels and avoiding navigational hazards

Navigation (Chart & Plotting Instruments required)

  • Can interpret a navigational chart, understand significance of charted depths and drying heights and can identify charted hazards.
  • Can plot position by cross bearings and by Lat/Long
  • Can determine magnetic course to steer, making allowances for leeway and tidal stream
  • Can use a tide table to find times and heights of high and low water at a standard port
  • Can determine direction and rate of tidal stream from a tidal stream atlas or tidal diamonds on a chart
  • Understands basic use of GPS

Practical elements, All Candidates

Boat Handling

  • Give safety briefing including use of safety equipment
  • Has listened to weather forecasts
  • Pre start engine checks
  • Start engine
  • Check cooling
  • Knows fuel range

Depart from Pontoon

  • Understands use of springs to depart from lee wall/pontoon
  • Communicate with crew
  • Position fenders correctly

360 Turn in Confined Space

Securing to Buoy

  • Communicate effectively with crew
  • Prepare warp
  • Choose correct angle of approach
  • Control speed of approach
  • Secure boat effectively
  • Depart from the mooring safely

Man Overboard

  • Observe MOB or instruct crew to do so
  • Demonstrate correct direction and speed of approach
  • Make suitable contact with the MOB

High Speed Manoeuvres [if appropriate]

  • Use kill-cord if appropriate
  • Choose suitable area
  • Show awareness of other water users
  • Warn crew before each manoeuvre
  • Look around before S and U turns
  • Control speed on U turns

Handling Under Sail [if appropriate]

Coming Alongside Windward Pontoon

  • Prepare warps/fenders
  • Stop boat in place required and secure to pontoon
  • Stop engine

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  • European Yacht and Powerboat of the Year 2024

European Yacht & Powerboat of the Year 2024

A stage is set for the “oscars of the boating industry”.

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The presentation of the awards "European Yacht of the Year" for sailing yachts and "Powerboat of the Year" for motor yachts is a major highlight every year at the boot Düsseldorf and an event that gets the hearts of many watersports fans pumping. This year's winners were selected on 20 January 2024.

Awards Ceremony 2024

At the traditional FLAGSHIP NIGHT on Saturday, 20 January 2024, the major industry get-together of Delius Klasing Verlag and boot, the prestigious awards were presented in a festive act on site in Düsseldorf.

European Yacht of the Year: Jury test drives of the nominated sailing yachts

The international 'European Yacht of the Year' and 'European Powerboat of the Year' awards were presented for what is already the 21st and the 18th time, respectively. As always, the winners of these prestigious awards were chosen by an expert jury consisting of the testing coordinators and editors-in-chief of Europe's leading twelve sailing and eight powerboating magazines. The jury is chaired by YACHT publisher Jochen Rieker and BOOTE editor-in-chief Torsten Moench. From the around 100 new boats that are added to the market every year, jury members initially select the nominees. Then, after comprehensive tests, they name the current year's best models as champions. The 'European Yacht of the Year' winners are determined through an elaborate process that involves the candidates facing the jury's verdict – and the competition – during trials on sea that last several days. The first stage of the sea trials took place off La Rochelle in the autumn of 2023, and the second, even more comprehensive test off Port Ginesta, near Barcelona, four weeks later.

These are the best sailing boats of 2024

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Winner Family Cruiser

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Winner Luxury Cruiser

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Special Mentioning Sustainability

European powerboat of the year: winner voting with points system.

The presentation of this year's 'European Powerboat of the Year 2024' awards was just as exciting. Again, the expert jury was made up of editors-in-chief and testers from the eight European powerboat publications that are leading in this area, from Norway (Båtliv), Italy (Boatmag.it), France (Neptune), the Netherlands (Motorboot), Spain (Nautica y Yates), Switzerland (marina.ch), Austria (Yachtrevue) and Germany (BOOTE). It was no easy task for the experts from the powerboat trade magazines to select the 34 nominees for the seven 'European Powerboat of the Year 2024' categories from the over 250 new boat models. Last year, the organisers already responded to the increasing presence of catamarans and electric boats with separate categories. Besides the usual quality features of a boat, such as workmanship or handling properties, the jury particularly focused on the candidates' layouts, safety and value for money. Ultimately, the realisation of innovative ideas and concepts can also be a decisive factor.

These are the best powerboats of 2024

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This year, the SEAMASTER Award was also once again presented on FLAGSHIP NIGHT, alongside the 'watersports Oscars'. With this award, the two partners publishing house Delius Klasing and boot Düsseldorf pay tribute to a personality who has made a special contribution to watersports. At the gala event, Petros Michelidakis, the director of boot Düsseldorf, and Martin Hager, the editor-in-chief of YACHT, presented the 'SEAMASTER Award' to the South African Kirsten Neuschäfer, the first woman to win the non-stop Ocean Globe Race.

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Powerboat Under 10m - The International Certificate of Competence (ICC)

ICC Powerboat Under 10m with Boatability


Icc power boat license for powerboat under 10 metres including jetskis/pwc's.

  • UK Nationals 
  • UK Residents 
  • Countries that have not accepted Resolution 40 can also apply for an ICC here in the UK. Please head over to the RYA website to see if you are eligible. 

ICC Application Form

  • Power up to 10m ICC 
  • Power over 10m ICC (Or up to 24m/80 Tonnes) 
  • Sail up to 24m ICC 
  • Personal Watercraft (PWC) 
  • Coastal ICC 
  • Inland ICC 

ICC Powerboat training Under 10m

PWC (Personal Water Craft) Endorsements

Inland and coastal endorsements.

ICC Powerboat courses Under 10m

Below a selection of courses that are often used as proof of competence:

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