Yacht Hanuman Wins 2010 Sailing Yacht of the Year at 2010 World Superyacht Awards

Chosen from among the three award winners in the sailing yacht classes, the judges felt that the combination of beauty and extremely high quality of construction concentrated in yacht Hanuman made her a worthy winner of the title Sailing Yacht of the Year.
Modern Classic Superyacht Hanuman Also wins Best Sailing Yacht 30m – 44m.

The finalists in this class were a diverse group of yachts: Chrisco, Indio and Liara representing the ‘modern high-tech’; Bliss and Cinderella the heavier displacement world cruising yachts; while Hanuman and Jazz Jr. kept the elegant flag of classicism aloft. Discussion was intense, with the difficulties of making fair comparison continually highlighted. The resolution was by secret ballot in which six aspects of design and build were marked. The result was, surprisingly, a draw, with the Royal Huisman-built Hanuman, a modern recreation of Tom Sopwith’s fast and elegant J-Class America’s Cup contender, Endeavour II, sharing first place with Indio, a high-tech, lightweight and high-performance 100-foot sloop designed by German Frers and built by Wally Yachts.

Two diametrically opposite designs recognised for their individual merits.

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