Best Boats 2012 Nominees
Last year, more than 40 new boats made their U.S. debuts at the fall boat shows in Newport, Rhode Island and Annapolis, Maryland. That was a fine effort from an industry that was hit hard by recession. It’s also the kind of effort that’s hard to sustain, which makes this year’s cast of 41 newcomers all the more impressive.
We love the enthusiasm and resilience of the marine trade, which matches the passion of the end users – you, me and the rest of the sailing population. Call it a sport, call it a lifestyle, call it what you will, but sailing thrives on the constant generation and regeneration of ideas and technology that all come together in the shapely forms of boats—monohulls, catamarans, trimarans, big, small, midsized, it makes no difference.
Whether you’re looking for a new boat, or just looking at new boats, join us at the fall shows for a great preview of the latest and best in boat building and design. And look for the December issue of SAIL Magazine on newsstands, where the winners of 2012's Best Boats will be announced!
So without further ado, the nominees for the 2012 Best Boats awards are…
Need more Best Boats? Check out the winners from the last four years here!