Best Boats

Best Boats 2015: Fountaine Pajot Saba 50

by SAIL Editors, Posted November 17, 2014

Our judges felt a little squeamish about this one, as it marks the third year in a row Fountaine Pajot has received a Best Boats nod for one of its new mass-production cruising catamarans.


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Best Boats

Best Boats 2015: Xc 35

by SAIL Editors, Posted November 17, 2014

Danish builder X-Yachts has long been renowned for its elegant, sweet-sailing racer-cruisers. Some builders of such yachts try to tweak them more toward the cruising side of the equation by simply adding weight and wood trim in the accommodation spaces.


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Cruising

Sailing the Potomac River

by Dennis Mullen, Posted November 17, 2014

Put your shoes on, Captain. And button your shirt.” These were the first words I heard when we stepped ashore at the dinghy dock in Washington, D.C., on the Fourth of July, 2012. It was 104 degrees...


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Best Boats

Best Boats 2015: Garcia Exploration 45

by SAIL Editors, Posted November 14, 2014

After a lifetime of roaming the planet aboard a series of boats named Aventura, bluewater-sailing guru and author Jimmy Cornell turned to French builder Garcia Yachts to develop the boat of his dreams.


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Best Boats 2015: Gunboat 55

by SAIL Editors, Posted November 14, 2014

Gunboat has long turned heads with its luxurious, carbon fiber, global-cruising catamarans that have outperformed grand prix monohulls without subjecting their crews or owners to long spells of “rail-meat” duty. But while these exotic cats have long been the stuff of dreams


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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