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Sailboat News

SAIL’s on-line sailboat review section includes everything from sail trials to design analysis and coverage of the latest trends in full-keel cruisers, daysailers, monohulls, cutting-edge full-foiling multihulls, racing boats and hybrid racer-cruisers.

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Best Sailboats

SAIL Magazine Boat Review: Passport Vista 615

Passport Yachts has been building semi-custom voyaging sailboats for three decades. For the last 20 years these boats have been produced in a modern facility in China. Thom Wagner has been the force behind the company from the beginning, and he still is the man to see when you are ready to buy one. His latest project is the Passport Vista 615 Twin Cockpit, designed by Bill Dixon. Read More

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Fareast 18

Unlike most production boatbuilders in Asia, Shanghai Far East Boats is a legitimately indigenous company manufacturing its own line of boats, as opposed to a Western-based enterprise looking to lower its labor costs. Read More

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Raymarine Congratulates SAIL’s 2015 Best Boats Winners!

it would be hard to imagine a greater diversity of modern design styles than those comprising the SAIL Magazine Best Boats class of 2015. From a cutting-edge carbon cat to an aluminum sloop expressly designed to nudge aside icebergs, the winners of this year’s Best Boats contest have it all. Read More

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Best Boats 2015: Topper Topaz Argo

A few months ago, SAIL ran a story in which we considered exactly what it is that makes for a great small boat. And as fate would have it, the Topaz Argo from the UK’s Topper International meets an awful lot of the standards we came up with. Read More

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Best Boats 2015: C&C 30

We don’t often have ties in our Best Boats competition, but with two very different and equally exciting boats in the 30ft-and-under performance category, we just couldn’t go with a single winner. Read More

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