2012 Best Boats Winners







The economy may be stuck in the doldrums, but the sailing industry is continuing to push the envelope in terms of design and construction, with dozens of new boats making their debut in recent months.




Among this year’s 2012 Best Boats Award winners are a cat with two cockpits, another cat with two tillers, a variable-displacement daysailer and a pair of red-hot raceboats. Clearly it takes more than a little bad economic news to keep the boatbuilding industry down!

Flagship Monohull:  Passport Vista 545 CC
Cruising Monohull Under 50ft:  Bavaria Cruiser 45
Cruising Multihull Under 50ft:  Leopard 44
Performance 30ft and Under:  VX One Design
Performance 30ft and Over:  Farr 400 One Design
Daysailer:  BayRaider 20
Accommodations:  Com-Pac CP 23 Pilothouse
Systems:  Southerly 49
Deck and Cockpit:  Outremer 49

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