Cruising World and Sailing World magazines announced at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Md., their nominees for the 2011 Boat of the Year awards. The BOTY awards recognize and honor the best new sailboat models introduced to the North American market.
Sailing World nominated 16 performance-oriented models for its awards:
Cruising World nominated 20 boats, split into six categories:
Small Cruisers 30 Feet and Under: Beneteau First 30
Full-size Cruisers 50 to 55 Feet: Beneteau Sense 50
Premium Cruisers Over 55 Feet: Beneteau Oceanis 58.