Photo gallery: Large YACHT reader survey
Which type of boat do you prefer? Which shipyard, charter agency, insurance company and which outfitter do you trust? And anyway, how big, sporty, comfortable should your own yacht be? Where are you sailing And how often? Question after question. Your answers are very important to us. Prizes worth a total of over 33,000 euros waiting for the participants of this year's YACHT reader survey.
When it comes to anticipating what sailors want, shipyards, equipment suppliers and other manufacturers or service providers in the maritime sector naturally find it difficult. The customer group is too heterogeneous. There are regatta and recreational sailors, owners of dinghies and thick ships, charterers and proud owners of their own ship. They all have different views and preferences when it comes to their hobby.
Every year, the YACHT therefore starts a large survey among its readers in autumn. In the current issue (edition 20/08, available in newsagents from Wednesday), two postcards are attached, on which several questions about personal leisure and sailing behavior are printed. Just fill out one of them and go to November 6, 2008 send it back to the editorial office. You are welcome to pass the second card on to friends or relatives who are also sailing.
Your answers should help the sailing boat industry to better understand your wishes and ideas and to be able to respond to them. Those who take part are helping to ensure that the providers of ships, accessories and services will be able to present their customers with even better, so to speak, tailor-made offers in the future.
And this is what you can win:
A new VW Tiguan
The “Trend & Fun 2.0 TSI” model with 6-speed gearbox, 170 hp and a folding trailer coupling is the ideal towing vehicle for a trailer boat (value: 30151 euros). The metallic paint in dark blue provides the maritime touch.
A Steiner Navigator 7x50
Robust, water pressure-tight up to two meters and equipped with a stabilized compass: marine binoculars for professionals (new price: 419 euros). The high-contrast optics always ensure sharp, bright images. 10 year guarantee!
An oilskin set from Musto
MPX Gore Offshore, which guarantees maximum waterproofness with maximum breathability. Jacket and pants (price: 958 euros) are durable, functional and extremely comfortable - in all weathers perfect for demanding sailors.
Five Windmaster 2 from Kaindl
Electronic hand anemometer with large LCD display. The current, average and maximum wind speed is determined in kts, km / h, m / s or mph. And: Measurements can be made regardless of the wind direction.
Five YACHT trolley bags from Marinepool
An extremely practical travel companion made of durable polyester fabric with 155 liters of storage space plus side compartments.
Five original YACHT watches from Festina
Classic design with blue dial and stainless steel bracelet. With date, day of the week and 24-hour display. Waterproof up to 5 atm.
Ten illustrated books about the "Gorch Fock"
Exciting pictures, exciting stories - the big book for the anniversary of the naval training ship.
Ten yachting calendars 2009
Gripping regatta scenes, captured by sailing photographer Peter Neumann.