Best Boats

Best Boats 2015: Morris Ocean Series 48 GT

by SAIL Editors, Posted November 17, 2014

On the one hand, there was no shortage of innovative ideas at this year’s Annapolis show. Among them were the Seascape 27’s clever outboard motor stowage arrangement, push-button belowdecks reel winches on the Island Packet SP Cruiser MK2 and several full-blown distributed power installations using the CZone system from New Zealand. 

 

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Best Boats

Best Boats 2015: Seascape 27

by SAIL Editors, Posted November 17, 2014

The Mini Class has long served as a feeder into the wild world of singlehanded offshore racing, offering huge adventure in a 21-foot package that emphasizes performance over all else. However, while this works well for the hard-core, 20- and 30-something crowd, Minis are cramped, highly strung raceboats that oftentimes stretch the definition of the term “enjoyable sailing.”


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Best Boats

Best Boats 2015: C&C 30

by SAIL Editors, Posted November 17, 2014

We don’t often have ties in our Best Boats competition, but with two very different and equally exciting boats in the 30ft-and-under performance category, we just couldn’t go with a single winner. 


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Best Boats 2015: Dragonfly 32

by SAIL Editors, Posted November 17, 2014

Quorning Boats of Denmark has been absent from American boat shows for several years, and it’s good to have them back, especially with something as special as the new Dragonfly 32.


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

Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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