Boats

Best Boats Nominees 2015

by SAIL Editors, Posted August 30, 2014

THere was a Time when the U.S. sailboat industry was largely domestic, and many of the boats that were imported came from the UK and Scandinavia. Not any more. Following the lead of the French, mass-production sailboat builders now span Europe in particular, with many long-established regional builders looking to establish new beachheads on North American shores in the wake of the financial crisis.


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Cruising

Long-simmering disputes in Florida between waterfront residents and cruising sailors came to a head this past summer, with residents pushing for new regulations that would prohibit anchoring within 300 feet of residential property.


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Everything Else

If you’re looking for an outstanding, solid fixed-blade knife, check out Boye’s Cobalt Basic 3. Availabe with either a pointed or rounded tip, the knife is made of Boye Dendritic Cobalt


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West Marine’s Performance Rigging Knife boasts a steel blade that is serrated along half its length, so it will easily cut through thick material and line. 


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One serious piece of equipment for dedicated riggers. Its handle is made of black G10, and the steel is pro-grade German marine stainless, which is comparable to 440C steel


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Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Adil Khalid on his Second VOR

Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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