Two new releases from Groupe Beneteau have been nominated in the prestigious European Yacht of the Year Awards 2021.

Both the Beneteau Oceanis 40.1 and Excess 11 catamaran will tough it out next year for the best ‘Family Cruiser’ award.

This category is all about quality cruising boats offering spacious comfort and easy double- or single-handed sailing.

The Beneteau Oceanis 40.1 is favoured for its class-leading interior space, and excellent performance capability. The Excess 11 is the only large-scale production boat of its size on the market, offering lots of interior space for its size, great performance and distinctive twin helm stations.

The announcement of this year’s winners will take place at the Boot Düsseldorf in January 2021.