by Charles Mason, Posted March 26, 2008A replica of the famous three-masted schooner Atlantic was launched last month from the Van der Graaf boatyard in Holland. The first Atlantic was designed by William Gardner, a partner in the legendary design firm of Gardner & Cox, for Wilson Marshall, heir to a railroad fortune and a member of the New York Yacht Club.The schooner was built at the Townsend &
by Sail Staff, Posted April 2, 2013The Sense 55 is an extraordinary cruising yacht that delivers performance and comfort second to none. The generous beam and hard chine hull design create a low-heel angle guaranteeing exceptional seaworthiness and impressive speeds.
by Sail Staff, Posted April 3, 2013The Germán Frers designed 64 is Hallberg-Rassy’s new flagship. She is a world cruiser for a family crew.
by Craig Davis, Posted February 3, 2009Most sailors know that 12-Meter yachts were sailed in America’s Cup competitions between 1958 and 1987. Less well known is the fact that the Meter rule also applies to a range of yachts of different sizes, all built to what is formally known as the International Rule. First established in 1906, the rule has survived more or less intact for over a century. Last July a
by Sail Staff, Posted April 3, 2013The Passport Vista 545 is the winner of both SAIL Magazines “Flagship Monohull” and Cruising World’s “Best Full Sized Cruiser”awards for 2012.
by Sail Staff, Posted August 11, 2008This 80-foot aluminum ketch is the third yacht to be built by Van Dam Nordia for the same owner. His first yacht was a 57-footer; his second was a 62-footer. With the earlier yachts he had the final word on all design details, but this one includes his family's contributions to the design effort. General features include a V-shaped hull forward that minimizes pounding in rough seas and a sailing