The Axopar 22 range recently accomplished a rare hat-trick in the boating industry by consecutively winning the following three European independent boating awards: Best of Boats International 2021 – ‘Best for Beginners’; European Powerboat of the Year 2022 – ‘Up to 8m’; and Motor Boat Awards 2022 – ‘Sports Boat up to 30ft’
These three awards are organised by a large number of boating journalists, chief editors and boat test riders from all over Europe covering an array of industry-leading magazines. All the magazines and journalists are renowned for sea-trialling and testing hundreds of new motorboats annually from leading boatbuilding countries, looking for criteria when selecting nominees for their respective awards such as workmanship, safety, driving behaviour, design, price/performance ratio and practical needs for boaters.
Jan-Erik Viitala, founding partner of Axopar Boats Group, remarked: ‘Axopar have always been known for combining innovation with solid, competitive pricing. In the case of the new 22, we used all of our knowledge from the development of our larger models to create one of the best-handling and safest 22-footers out there.’