The 2022 sailing season has already ended and has been more popular than ever. As marinas began opening their doors again after two pandemic-filled years, sailors began returning to the sea once again. With the 2022 sailing season now over, it’s the perfect opportunity to see which sailboats and catamarans were the most popular among charter customers this past season.Over 7000 customer reviews from more than 80 countries were used to rank the popularity of boats.
Boataround’s six most popular boats of 2022 are:
- Bavaria Cruiser 46
- Lagoon 42
- Bavaria Cruiser 37
- Lagoon 40
- Dufour 460 GL
- Lagoon 450 F
1. Place: Bavaria Cruiser 46
The Bavaria Cruiser 46 is the most sought-after sailing yacht of the 2022 charter season. It shows an exquisite and distinctive appearance with its massive cockpit, sloping roof and almost straight bow. Additionally, its fold-down bathing platform is one of the biggest in its class.
It is the modern replacement for the Bavaria Cruiser 45. The Cruiser 46 underwent a facelift in November 2015, resulting in further aesthetic improvements. The yacht was awarded the prestigious "European Yacht of the Year" title that same year.
There are 528 Bavaria 46 Cruiser boats for rent starting at €46 per day for the following sailing season.
2. Place: Lagoon 42
Second place, and it’s a catamaran! This segment has recently become increasingly popular and is still growing. Sleek surfaces, curvy lines and robust construction define the most popular representative of this segment, the Lagoon 42.
Its deck was designed for the crew’s easy movement while remaining safe, even for small children who want to board from a dinghy. Although not as high as the Flybridge, the helm station provides good visibility and allows the captain to keep an eye on everyone in the lounge.
You can choose from 457 Lagoon 42 catamarans for rent starting at €64 per day for the following sailing season.
3. Place: Bavaria Cruiser 37
The third place belongs to a well-crafted and modern sailing yacht designed with the best German craftsmanship - Bavaria 37 Cruiser.
It has a sophisticated design, with a wide and comfortable cockpit, a fixed bracing point for the crew, a modern twin-wheel setup, and large lockers for storage. The interior is warm and inviting, with plenty of natural light, LED lighting, and handholds. The master cabin has good storage, and the two-cabin version has a separate shower and a dedicated nav table. This yacht is perfect for sailors who want to balance their sporting enthusiasm with relaxation.
You can choose from 234 Bavaria Cruiser 37 for rent starting at €26 per day for the following sailing season.
4. Place: Lagoon 40
The Lagoon 40 is a follow-up to the previous 39 and 400 models. It adopted a more aggressive look, while the french shipyard gave extra attention to keeping its weight low.
It offers a spacious main deck and three to four cabins with two to four heads, plus a master suite. Leather accents and dark wood add a touch of luxury. The cockpit includes a helm station with a step for good visibility and engine throttles located aft.
You can choose from 192 Lagoon 40 catamarans for rent starting at €79 per day for the following sailing season.
5. Place: Dufour 460 GL
Dufour 460 is the successor of the exceptional Dufour 445 and 450 GL. This yacht holds the same core values that can be found throughout the whole of the Grand Large Range.
A wider hull shape - more than you would normally expect on a boat of this size - has been designed both for performance in a wide range of wind conditions and to offer the maximum space around the cockpit area, bathing platform and aft cabins.
In summary, the Dufour 460 is the perfect combination of performance, comfort and style. With its wide hull shape, twin helms, spacious cockpit and generous living space below decks, this yacht is sure to be a hit with sailors and cruisers alike.
You can choose from 189 Dufour 460 GL sailboats for rent starting at €132 per day for the following sailing season.
6. Place: Lagoon 450 F
F stands for Flybridge! Lagoon 450 F presents an elaborate style typical of boats designed by Lagoon-Bénéteau. With safe and easy access on the flybridge, perfect visibility, and a large sunbathing area, it is the ideal catamaran for the whole family.
Thanks to sets of stairs incorporated directly into the cockpit to port and starboard, you can now easily access the bridge, its steering station, and engine controls in a matter of seconds. The cockpit and the dining area on the port side are directly behind the large, U-shaped galley in the main saloon. There’s virtually no separation between the interior saloon and the exterior living area when the sliding doors of the cockpit are opened.
You can choose from 192 Lagoon 450 F catamarans for rent starting at €79 per day for the following sailing season.
With the sailing season now over, it's the perfect time to say thank you and wish you all the best for the upcoming sailing season.