Boats

With the introduction two years ago of its revamped Oceanis line, Beneteau brought a whole new aesthetic to production boatbuilding.


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Flagship: Lagoon 52

by Peter Nielsen, Posted February 27, 2013

This debutante from the world’s largest cruising cat producer succeeds the popular Lagoon 500 and is an evolutionary leap ahead of its predecessor.


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Flagship: SIG60

by Peter Nielsen, Posted February 22, 2013

Like the Lagoon 52, the SIG60 is a VPLP-designed catamaran, but that’s where the similarity ends. Lightweight carbon-fiber construction and a powerful sailplan guarantee outstanding performance from this cruiser-racer.


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Fountaine Pajot Hélia 44

by Adam Cort, Posted February 19, 2013

Although multihull innovation at the racing end of the spectrum gets the lion’s share of the press, no less of a revolution in design has been taking place among cruising multihulls: case in point, French multihull builder Fountaine Pajot’s new Hélia 44, a boat that in its own way is as cutting-edge as a carbon fiber racer. 


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The last year has been kind to cruising-cat aficionados; most established builders have introduced new models, and some yards are showing their wares in the United States for the first time.


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