Boats

Boat Review: Gunboat 55

by Peter Nielsen, Posted January 14, 2015

When Gunboat founder Peter Johnstone approached Nigel Irens—the veteran Brit designer with a string of record-breaking racing cats and tris to his name—about creating a new line of high-performance catamarans, one thing was certain: the end result would be like no production boats seen before. 


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Coming hot on the heels of Dufour's Grand Large 500, the new 560 incorporates many of the innovations pioneered by her smaller sibling. Despite it's impressive LOA, the 560 is also a surprisingly nimble boat that is well-configured for short-handed sailing.


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Fareast 18

by Adam Cort, Posted December 16, 2014

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. 


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Bavaria 37 has a whole new look for a very capable cruiser with a hull design by Farr, twin helms, reconfigured cabintrunk, and a high-aspect ratio jib


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Boat Review: Salona 33

by Zuzana Prochazka, Posted December 5, 2014

The solidly constructed Salona 33 is the baby of the Croatian builder's seven-boat product line and can be ordered to suit either a racer or coastal cruiser, a pair of roles it fills equally well. 


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