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Sailboat News

Pocket Cruisers and Trailer-sailers for Every Sailing Style

I’ve long been a fan of Beneteau’s entry-level boats, the First 20 and the First 25. They’ve been around for decades, receiving numerous design overhauls and styling tweaks along the way to ensure they’re reflecting the sailing zeitgeist. The latest editions have twin rudders, centerboards and optional square-topped mains, making these nippy little boats easily Read More

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New Boats 2015: Seascape 27

Just walking the docks at the Annapolis show last October, everyone could tell this boat was something special. First there was the banner proclaiming it had just won the top spot in the double-handed division in the Chicago-Mackinac Race. Then there was the cockpit, filled with really friendly Slovenian guys showing off a really clever Read More

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New Boats: Tartan 3600, Solaris 50 and Slyder 47

Longtime Tartan designer Tim Jackett is back in the saddle at the Ohio builder, and he’s wasted no time in coming up with a new model. Devotees of the brand will have no trouble recognizing the new Tartan 3600’s heritage; no fancy styling here, just a pretty, slightly retro profile that will evoke memories of Read More

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Eight Bells: Herb Payson

Musician, Sailor, Author, Father, Husband, Friend Herb Payson passed away at 9:38pm on Tuesday, July 28 surrounded by his family. It was a very gentle and soft exit. A wild coyote walked through the parking lot and took our attention for a minute or so. Within a breath or two he was gone. Nancy said Read More

Sailboat News

SAIL Magazine 2015: New Boats and Gear

  BAUTECK MARINE BENETEAU CATANA/BALI CATAMARANS GRAND SOLEIL / CANTIERE DEL PARDO SEAWIND CORSAIR HOBIE J/BOATS JEANNEAU LEOPARD CATAMARANS NEEL TRIMARANS RODGERS YACHT SALES SAGE MARINE SALONA SEAWARD / HAKE YACHTS TAG YACHTS MOORINGS SUNSAIL   Read More

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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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