Boats

Beneteau Oceanis 38

by SAIL Editors, Posted April 1, 2014

The latest in the company’s trend-setting and highly successful Oceanis line, the Oceanis 38 takes performance-cruiser customization to a whole new level by being available in three distinctly different configurations that can then be swapped out again years later if you so desire.  


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Hobart “Hobie” Alter, the creator of both the Hobie catamaran line and an entire sailing subculture, passed away peacefully at his Palm Desert home on March 29.


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Tested: Bavaria Vision 42

by Adam Cort, Posted March 24, 2014

Not only is Bavaria Yachtbau one of the world’s largest boatbuilders, it has got to be one of the hardest working. When it came time to begin work on what would become its new Vision line, the company didn’t just sit around and brainstorm what it thought its customers would like. Instead it went out and spoke to the customers themselves—hundreds of them—to find out what they thought worked (and didn’t work) on a cruising boat.


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Catalina 275 Sport

by Zuzana Prochazka, Posted March 20, 2014

Designer Gerry Douglas describes the new Catalina 275 Sport as the sort of boat Gen-Xers are looking for when graduating up from barebones raceboats—something that, in Douglas’s words, “will race mid-week, but comfortably cruise on the weekends.” 


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The Croatia-built Salona range now has a new importer in the United States, who showed three boats at the Miami Strictly Sail show last month: a powerful-looking 44-foot sports cruiser, and a 38-footer and 33-footer along the same lines.

 

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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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