Saffier SE 24 Lite Crowned European Yacht of the Year 2024

Saffier Wins European Yacht of the Year, Again!

The Saffier Se 24 Lite has been named the European Yacht of the Year 2024, a significant achievement for the Dutch yacht manufacturer. This recognition marks the fourth time a Saffier model has received this prestigious award and the third time in the past four years.

The Se 24 Lite stands out for its innovative design and functionality. Its modern hull shape, characterised by flat underwater sections, particularly aft, contributes to its high form stability. This design element ensures a stiff and fast performance, appealing to both casual and competitive sailors. The yacht is noted for its ease of management, whether in rigging, sailing, or maintenance, a feature that enhances its appeal among a diverse range of yachting enthusiasts.

The Saffier SE Sailing in Port Ginesta during EYOTY 2024 Judging

Eco-friendliness is a key aspect of the Se 24 Lite’s design. It operates on an electrically driven system powered by a single 24V setup, charged through solar panels integrated into the deck. This approach aligns with growing environmental consciousness in the yachting industry.

The SE 24 Lite’s ease of handling is further exemplified by its single-point lift, which simplifies launching and makes trailing possible. The integration of a fine-tuned mainsheet system within the boom is indicative of Saffier’s attention to detail, catering to the needs of solo sailors.

The quality of engineering, finish, and attention to detail in the Saffier SE 24 Lite have been recognised by the jury of the European Yacht of the Year award. Jury member Diego Yriarte commented on the yacht’s performance in light winds and its capacity to be thrilling under more demanding conditions. Alberto Mariotti highlighted its suitability for casual, after-work sailing, while Marinus van Sijdenborgh de Jong praised its balance of simplicity and sophistication.

Carbon Yachts anticipates the Se 24 Lite will be well-received in the Australian and New Zealand markets, given its blend of performance, ease of use, and sustainability. The yacht’s recognition as the European Yacht of the Year 2024 is seen as a testament to Saffier’s ongoing commitment to excellence in yacht design and manufacturing. The Saffier Se 24 Lite represents a confluence of performance, practicality, and environmental responsibility, setting a high standard in the contemporary sailing experience.

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