The Boats of the Show for the 2023 Helsinki International Boat Show have been chosen for the 24nd time from the new boats on display. This year the Cabin Cruiser of the Show is Grandezza 30 CA.
The purpose of the Boat of the Show awards is to advance the boating industry’s development and give credit to companies for successful product development. The jury paid special attention to the novelty value of the shortlisted boats. In addition, focus was put on design, build and space utilization ideas, functionality and ergonomics of the spaces, price-quality and suitability for the intended use.
A pre-jury consisting of boat magazine editors selected the finalists for the Boat of the Show competition from the hundreds of boats that are presented at the Vene 23 Båt boat show. The winners were chosen by a jury including Harry Broman from Eurofins Expert Services, Tomi Peurakoski, editor at Vene magazine, Jouko Saarinen, editor at Kippari magazine, Jan Sjölund, Editor-in-Chief at Venemestari magazine and on-line media Totalvene.fi and Tom Wilenius from the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom. As new members of the jury, bringing a Nordic perspective, are Swedish Båtliv magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Lars-Åke Redéen and Norwegian Båtmagasinet magazine’s editor Atle Knutsen. The jury selecting the Boats of the Show characterized the winning boat as follows:
– The Cabin Cruiser of the Show Grandezza 30 CA offers comfortable, functional and stylish spaces for four persons for a longer boating vacation. Operating costs for the boat with a relatively compact size and one diesel inboard engine are reasonable. Large windows, high interior spaces and plenty of cruiser boat equipment increase comfort, and convenient solutions such as a scissor bed in the bow cabin and a back wall that can be opened to its full width improve usability.