An incredible praise greeted Axopar Boats and our Japanese dealer, Okazaki Yachts, on the opening day of this year’s Japan Boat Show in Yokohama, between the 31st of March and 3rd of April. The executive committee declared the Axopar 37 XC Cross Cabin as Japan’s ’Boat of the Year’ 2021 and the winner of the Grand Prix prize. The already triple award-winning Axopar 22 also won two awards in the categories Best for Fun and Small Boats.
An independent jury comprising 30 of Japan’s most respected marine journalists was tasked with deciding winners from 10 different awards categories, centred around boats imported and sold in Japan during 2021. The winner of each category was then entered into a final group, from which the prestigious Grand Prix winner was ultimately decided.
Praised by the jury for its ’excellent hull design, outstanding performance and maneuverability’, the Axopar 37 XC Cross Cabin was also recognised as a boat that ’will make you want to go on adventures with bicycles, kayaks and camping gear’ and ’help the adventure culture take root in Japan’.
It is very gratifying to, for the second time, be recognized in Japan and Asia for the same core principles that have won our boats several awards across Europe and USA the past few years.
"It's amazing that this hull and these two engines can produce this performance." (Axopar 37 XC Cross Cabin)
"Outstanding performance, functional and beautiful cabin and deck layout, skillful use of space, and eye-catching styling - the Axopar 37 XC Cross Cabin is a boat that makes you feel the fun. The ride is excellent."