Boats

It’s a terrible feeling, calling your insurance company to file a new claim. You feel it in your gut, maybe in your heart rate and definitely in your wallet. The good news? There are plenty of other sailors to commiserate with. To put things in perspective, BoatUS has just released its top ten most expensive claims of the past five years, along with tips on how to avoid incurring the same damages on your own boat.


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Beneteau Sense 46

by Ralph Naranjo, Posted October 29, 2013

Last fall I had the opportunity to watch yacht broker Garth Hichens drive a new Beneteau Sense sideways and then spin the boat 360 degrees within the tight confines of the City Dock in Annapolis.


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Cruising boat design has changed so much over the last decade that even boats targeted at family sailing now claim to be “performance” cruisers. Inevitably, though, boats still lean toward one end or the other of the performance/comfort spectrum, a balancing act that is well illustrated by a pair of new boats from two adjoining countries on the Adriatic Sea.


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Annapolis Boat Show 2013

by Peter Nielsen, Posted October 23, 2013

SAIL Magazine Editor Peter Nielsen tracks down the new boats at the Annapolis show


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Showtime in La Rochelle

by Peter Nielsen, Posted October 22, 2013

No one loves sailing the way the French love sailing. Theirs is an idiosyncratic maritime culture that’s bred some of the best sailors on the planet and some of the coolest boats too.


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