by Peter Nielsen, Posted August 11, 2011No Volvo 70 designer has been more successful than Juan Kouyoumdjian, so it should come as no surprise that Juan K’s first foray into production monohulls has produced a boat that resembles a miniature VO70—but with a cruising interior. The First 30’s performance pedigree starts with her hull form: hard chines run from either side of her wide transom and carry forward to the boat’s max
cornishcrabbers.co.uk SPECS LOA: 35ft LWL: 25ft Beam: 10ft Draught: 6ft Displacement: 10,000lbs.
seawardyachts.com SPECS LOA: 48ft LWL: 44ft, 10in Beam: 13ft, 3in Displacement:
ipy.com SPECS LOA: 36ft
by SAIL Editors, Posted November 21, 2013Over 65 feet you’re getting into big boat territory, and when you start talking about a catamaran with more than 31 feet of beam, as is the case with the Fountaine Pajot Victoria 67, there’s little doubt you’re dealing with a “flagship.”
by Peter Nielsen, Posted August 11, 2011One thing we particularly like about this boat is that it reminds us there are many different ways to go cruising. A shoal-draft sharpie based loosely on a boat designed in 1885, the Presto 30 is a very modern reinterpretation of a very traditional archetype. A simple, trailerable, beachable boat that is fast, fun and easy to sail, it also has an enclosed head, a dedicated galley and enough berth
by Charles J. Doane, Posted August 16, 2011The boatbuilding industry is benefiting from a series of mini-revolutions. Real strides are being made with hybrid propulsion systems. Designers are working on automatic systems that will trim sails as easily and as effectively as an autopilot steers. Radically modern designs are redefining boat aesthetics. NMEA 2000 promises to expand electronic options, and distributed power systems offer a