The First 40 was awarded Boat of the Year by the best in boatbuilding for 2010 with its 26th annual Boat of the Year Awards. The results will be featured in An independent panel of experts inspected and tested the 14 nominated boats during the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis earlier this year. Decisions were based on extensive inspections and sea trials of the boats. Taking home the honor for the Best Crossover was the Beneteau First 40. For the complete story visit
Sailing World Magazine for Best Crossover. Sailing World Magazine announced Sailing World’s January 2010 issue.Sailing World.com.