Saffier Se33 / European Boat of the Year 2022

In the ‘Special Yachts’ category, the Saffier Se33 has been voted as ‘European Yacht of the Year 2022’. 24 boats were nominated in 5 categories and 5 boats were nominated in the ‘Special Yachts’ category. The awards have grown to include 12 judges from sailing magazines across Europe, each leading voices on boat testing in their respective countries. The Netherlands was represented by Marinus van Sijdenborgh de Jong of sailing magazine ‘Zeilen’. The yachts are all tested during trials which took place in Barcelona last Autumn. The result is the largest, most influential and widely respected boatbuilding prize worldwide.
Normally the awards would be presented at a special event during the opening evening of the Dusseldorf Boat Show in January. This year it was a virtual presentation on Friday 21 Januari 2022.

The jury report was full of praise: Saffier is another yard which will not rest on its laurels and keeps improving and improving. Just when you think it’s found the perfect daysailer formula, it adds more and more refinement, from the design to the first class finish throughout. The SE33 is an absolute joy to sail (and can provide a thrilling ride too), while the Dutch yard’s incredible sales figures bear witness to its looks and functionality. It’s really saying something when a yard can win the same prize in back to back years for a similar product. Chairman of the jury, Jochen Rieker from Yacht explains: “Following-up from the previous year winner, SE 27, the 33 not only follows a proven concept. She actually beats the high standards the yard has established. “In other words: She is not just bigger but that extra little better in any respect that there simply was no other choice than awarding the Dutch design again. And rightly so: stunning performance, great feel, loads of stability, beautiful lines and an interior that wants you stay longer than just for a day or so. Simply, absolutely, crazy wow!”

The current Saffier’s are developed by Dean and Dennis Hennevanger and Satellite Yacht Design. It is fantastic and a great honor when this work results in such a prestigious award.

And the winners are!



The Saffier Se33 Life is launched

At the beginning of October, the Saffier Se33 Life was launched and the first sea trials took place. After the Saffier Se37 Lounge and Saffier Se27 Leisure, the Saffier Se33 Life is the latest boat in the range designed by Satellite Yacht Design and Dean and Dennis Hennevanger. The result is a recognizable daysailer, which can easily be sailed by one person, but which also has everything for sporty and comfortable sailing.

The Saffier Se33 Life is, as described above, a continuation of the Se37 and Se27, but again with new gadgets, such as an integrated folding anchor and an integrated retractable swim ladder. Furthermore, all gadgets are also present on this boat, such as all halyards and trim lines below deck to central winches in the cockpit, a good comfortable seat behind the steering wheels, cup holders, a refrigerator flush mounted in the aft deck, a spacious entrance to the cabin and the chic spacious interior, where every comfort is present, such as a refrigerator, espresso machine, a 1-burner electric cooking facility, a sink, a toilet and good seats and beds. Indirect lighting provides an atmospheric ambiance in both the cockpit and the interior.

There are two interior versions, the couple version and the family version. One has a closed toilet room and a galley at the cabin entrance and the rest is completely open. The other version has a galley by the main bulkhead, with a toilet aft of the galley.

The Saffier Se33 has been nominated for European Boat of the Year, for which the boat will be tested by the international press in the autumn in Barcelona. All information about the Saffier Se33 can be found on the Saffier Yachts website.

Saffier Yachts presents the new Saffier Se33 Life

The Dutch boatbuilder Saffier Yachts introduce a new 33 feet sailing yacht in the elegance range. We’re proud to be involved in the design and development of this new yacht. After the new Saffier Se37 and the Saffier Se27 the new Saffier Se33 will replace the existing 33ft. The key features of the new Saffier Se33 Life are:

  • Easy single handed sailing
  • Fast hull design
  • Fine art of luxury
  • Large clean and comfortable cockpit
  • Integrated smart technology

Within three weeks the yard will expose more details about the newest model. In the video below, Kay Heemskerk – Sales & Marketing Manager at Saffier Yachts will tell you everything about our new philosophy of high-end day sailing.

More information: Saffier Yachts

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