Boats

Dufour 36P

by Andrew Burton, Posted December 17, 2013

Sporting a plumb stem and a slightly raked reverse transom, the Dufour 36P (“P” for performance) seems at first glance to be designed solely for speed: a notion that chines just above the waterline aft and a tall nine-tenths rig with swept-back spreaders do little to dispel.


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Have you ever wondered what brands and models are the most popular bluewater cruising boats? So have we, so we plundered the archives of the World Cruising Club to see which boats have featured most prominently in the last five years of the rallies that the WCC organizes—the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) from the Canary Islands to St Lucia; the Caribbean 1500 from Portsmouth, Virginia to Tortola, BVI; the ARC Europe, from Tortola and Portsmouth to Portugal via Bermuda and the Azores; and the World ARC, a biennial circumnavigation.


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A Living Tradition

by Adam Cort, Posted December 4, 2013

A few weeks after visiting the Nautor’s Swan yard in Finland I was lucky enough to take part in the Swan Owners Association’s 2013 American Swan Regatta on Narragansett Bay.


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Bavaria Vision 46

by Adam Cort, Posted December 3, 2013

According to Bavaria, the new Vision 46 is: “designed, from the start, to embody the cruising sailor’s wish list.” I have to admit, though, that I wasn’t paying too much attention to this wish list as we cast off lines prior to a recent delivery from Mystic, Connecticut.


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Flagships Gallery Presented by Pantaenius

by SAIL Editors, Posted November 30, 2013

The past few months have seen a wealth of new boat designs come to life, many of which will be at the docks during the upcoming fall and winter boat show season...


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