The jury of the Boat of the Year election have unanimously chosen Natural Yachts as the winner of the Boat of the Year - Start-up Award 2020. Natural Yachts won this award because of our mission to make boating without environmental impact possible and its proven success with a new concept and innovative products.
Jury report Every year, the Boat of the Year awards are handed out during the Hiswa in water boat show. This year the five categories; Boat of the Year, Innovation prize, Local hero, Oeuvre prize and Start-up prize were personally handed to the winners. Likewise, two judges of the Boat of the Year election handed over the Start-up Award 2020 at the office of Natural Yachts.
With a personal note on behalf of the jury: "The family business was founded in 2019 and focuses on the green trend of sustainable boating. Their mission is to enable boating without environmental impact. The company does this by offering and chartering modern yachts with innovative technology, with partly or fully electrically powered yachts and the possibility of producing green energy on board. Modern techniques such as a fuel cell range extender make the recreational water sport practitioner independent of shore power.
In the Experience Centre, consumers can become acquainted with the various forms of electric boating and, thanks to the charter, they can experience the yachts for a longer period of time.
Natural Yachts is a sustainable, well thought-out startup from which we can expect a lot in the future".
Water sports & energy transition For Natural Yachts, water sports in combination with the energy transition is very logical. The experiences with electric boating that originated from within Electric Ship Facilities, also a company of the Poorting family, contributes to this of course. At Natural Yachts, the line of motor- and sailing boats at the shipyard in Friesland is equipped with sustainable technology from Electric Ship Facilities. The modern yachts in combination with innovative technology make the yachts future-proof.
The goal of Natural Yachts is to get as many people as possible acquainted with zero-emission sailing in order to give an impulse to the water sports energy transition. The Start-up prize that has been won can contribute to achieving this goal.
Experience Center In the experience centre of Natural Yachts you can experience the zero-emission line Northman yachts. The Nexus Revo 870 Electric, a 9-metre sporty motorboat that offers great comfort both below deck and outside. The Northman 1200 is a luxury motor yacht of 12 meters with 3 cabins and 2 bathrooms, an ideal family boat. The 360 degree view in the saloon where the living area and kitchen are located, a large sundeck lounge on the roof and a spacious swimming platform provide everything you need for a relaxing boating experience.
Natural Yachts also offers the line of Maxus sailing boats from 22 to 35 feet, the entire line of sailing boats is also available with a 100% electric propulsion- and facility systems.
Would you like to experience one of the zero-emission yachts? Plan your visit to our experience center.