While the other cat builders had the benefit of owner feedback, Robertson and Caine, the builders of the Leopard 38 and the Sunsail 384 (the former available privately with an owner's cabin to starboard, the latter built for Sunsail with four cabins and equipped specifically for charter) had the added benefit of knowing what works-and doesn't-thanks to the legions who opt to sample cats while on charter. As a result of the collaboration between Sunsail, the South African builder, and designers Morrelli & Melvin, both models impressed the judges with strong construction, excellent systems installations, clever design solutions, and peppy sailing performance. And the well-executed details-such as the elegantly simple and powerful electric davit system, the singlehander-friendly helm station, the little lip on the stairs descending down into the hulls, and the wide platform on the sterns to make boarding from a dinghy easy-really kept the judges buzzing. After much debate (involving the other cats as well as the Sunsail version), the judges named the Leopard 38, with its more owner-specific focus, the Best Multihull Cruiser as well as the Import Boat of the Year. You'll find more details on all the winners as well as write-ups on all the nominees as you read on.