Cruising World Boat of the Year 2023

The winners of the 2023 Cruising World magazine Boat of the Year competition are the Lyman-Morse LM46 (Domestic Boat of the Year), a performance cruiser from New Zealand naval architect Kevin Dibley, and the Hallberg-Rassy 400 (Import Boat of the Year), a cruiser with versatility penned by naval architect German Frers.

“The Lyman-Morse LM 46 is a heck of a boat,” said judge Mark Pillsbury. “Cold-molded construction, top-notch systems, a powerful sail plan, and an interior that is both practical and lovely at the same time. Purpose-built for an experienced owner, for sure, but in terms of a pure sailing machine, the 46 was the standout boat in this year’s lineup of new models.”

The judging panel was “thunderstruck” by both the formidable sailing prowess and the exacting level of execution of the LM46, which received their unanimous nod for Domestic Boat of the Year…

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