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2011 Best Boats Daysailer: C.W. Hood 32

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This year, we decided to create a special category for the elegant daysailer. These boats don’t fit in the cruising or performance boats categories, and it’s a shame to leave such beautiful crafts unacknowledged. There was a strong field this year, but our judges were unanimous in electing the C.W. Hood 32 as the one that stood out above the rest. With its long, lean hull, sweeping overhangs, carbon fiber rig and modern underbody, this boat looks so gorgeous under sail that it is hard to tear your eyes away. And if that’s not a winning attribute, nothing is. The boat’s sailing characteristics affirm the old saw that “if it looks right, it is right”—fingertip steering, a fine turn of speed, and a beautiful view along the deck to that fine bow. For more information, visit cwhoodyachts.com


SPECS

LOA: 32ft 5in LWL: 21ft 0in Beam: 6ft 11in Draft: 4ft 0in Displacement: 2,750lb Sail Area: 280 sq ft

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