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SAIL's Best Boats 2014: Atlantic 47

by SAIL Editors, Posted November 21, 2013

Although huge, full-roached mainsails have been the rule on most catamarans for years now, in real life we all know that many cruising-cat sailors don’t ever use them because they can be so hard to handle. 


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SAIL's Best Boats 2014: Lagoon 39

by SAIL Editors, Posted November 21, 2013

The Lagoon 39 was a favorite among the SAIL judges for a variety of reasons, including its innovative design, sound construction, good systems and fine sailing qualities, all topped off by the fact of its simply being a handsome vessel. 


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SAIL's Best Boats 2014: RS Cat 16

by SAIL Editors, Posted November 21, 2013

Talk about timing! No sooner does Oracle Team USA stage a comeback for the ages than the veteran UK sportboat and dinghy builder RS unveils a performance beach cat with wave-piercing bows just like those on an AC72!


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SAIL's Best Boats 2014: Far East 18/18R

by SAIL Editors, Posted November 21, 2013

Shanghai Far East Boats got its start building Optimists for the Asian championship regatta held in Qingdao, China, in 2002 and quickly grew into one of the preferred builders for this one design class. 


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SAIL's Best Boats 2014: Paine 14

by SAIL Editors, Posted November 21, 2013

After 40 years of sailing his beloved Herreshoff 12 1/2 Petunia, designer Chuck Paine figured he knew what he had to do to improve what many aficionados call “the perfect boat.” His new Paine 14, now being built by French & Webb in Belfast, Maine, is 10 percent smaller than the old 12 1/2 and 40 percent lighter, with modern appendages and much of its underbody cut away. 


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