Boats

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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SAIL's Best Boats 2014: Archambault 27

by Sail Staff, Posted November 21, 2013

If you’re looking for a sub-30-foot IRC sportboat, the Archambault 27 could be your ticket. This athletic-looking racer features a plumb bow with a slightly upturned knuckle just above the waterline, a hard chine, hiking wings, and a planing-friendly undercarriage than transitions into beamy, equally planing-friendly stern sections. 


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