The Stuff of Dreams Made Real
Sailboats have long been among man’s most beautiful creations, and we are proud to present some of the finest examples in SAIL’s Flagships Gallery—a collection of the biggest and most luxurious models currently offered by the world’s premiere sailboat builders. These are the boats that stop conversations in mid-sentence, that turn heads as their rigs first come into view from a distance and then round the breakwater on their way into harbor.
These boats are the stuff of dreams, boats that inspire thoughts of “someday” and “what if’” in sailors. Bigger isn’t always better, but bigger certainly goes a long way when it comes to comfort, power and magnificence. There’s also nothing quite like the splendor of a large yacht on a mooring, at the dock or under sail—not to mention the feel of being aboard in a fresh breeze under a press of canvas.
In recent years, naval architects and the world’s leading boatbuilders have revolutionized sailboat construction and design. The result has been a combination of luxury and performance that would have been inconceivable in years past. We hope you enjoy the boats featured in these pages—boats that are nothing less than a marvel to behold, sculpted through an amalgam of human ingenuity and the rigors of the sea itself.
Our 46RK is a cutting-edge gentleman’s boat, offering great speed with minimal crew effort, timeless good looks, and comfort above and below decks. This is a contemporary boat meant to go far and fast, in style and comfort. Traditionalists shouldn’t be mislead by a few traditional design cues.
Alerion Yachts has extended their reach from the ‘Express’ and ‘Sport’ line of daysailers to the new ‘Alerion’ series of cruising boats. The Alerion 41 captures all of the daysailer spirit of its predecessors while boasting a finely finished interior for those that want to broaden their ‘Alerion Sailing’ experience.
Morris Yachts M46
Nothing stimulates the senses and stirs the soul quite like the new M-Series M46 from Morris Yachts. Whether you are charging to windward like a thoroughbred, or stargazing from the large cockpit in a still anchorage, the M46 is more than just a boat.
Moody 54 DS
Moody has developed a unique deck saloon sailing yacht with `one level living` between cockpit and saloon. This is a proven and well accepted concept for many offshore cruising sailors and ex-powerboat owners.
Hylas Yachts is proud to introduce its newest design—the Hylas 63, the ultimate performance cruiser for couples. The Hylas 63 was born from our customers’ desire for the ideal couples cruiser in the low- to mid-60’ range. We attribute our success to listening closely to our customers. With this in mind, German Frers has incorporated his latest philosophies into the 63’s lines.
Sun Odyssey 469
The latest 2013 addition to the Sun Odyssey range is no small addition. The Sun Odyssey 469 by famed designer Philippe Briand benefits from the latest innovations and inherits the finest traits of this iconic line. Clean lines and an elongated hull with moderate freeboard give the Sun Odyssey 469 an extraordinary aesthetic value and performance.
The statement that best reflects the new Hanse 575 was once said by American astronaut Neil Armstrong when he landed on the moon: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” We call the period of designing the new Hanse 575 “moonwalking” because it was a time of collecting ideas, brainstorming about various solutions, features and shapes.
Sun Odyssey 509
Launched in 2012, the Sun Odyssey 509 has been a success from the start. The Sun Odyssey 509 embodies all the features a Jeanneau owner desires. Designed by Philippe Briand, it combines timeless design, exceptional seaworthiness and unmatched comfort.
The 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. Beneteau’s patented Dock & Go joystick docking system makes maneuvering in tight spaces child’s play.
The Germán Frers designed 64 is Hallberg-Rassy’s new flagship. She is a world cruiser for a family crew. The elegant deck is clean and uncluttered. The essential sailing control functions can be handled from the cockpit by a single sailor simply using the push of buttons which are standard equipment.
Passport Vista 545 Center Cockpit
The Passport Vista 545 is the winner of both SAIL Magazines “Flagship Monohull” and Cruising World’s “Best Full Sized Cruiser”awards for 2012. Judges for both these prestigious magazines recognized the quality of this new design, as well as the exceptional attention to detail in every aspect of the construction.
From the modern lines to the proven craftsmanship, the Moorings 5800, built by the world-renowned Robertson and Caine, is in a class of her own. This yacht comes equipped to meet all of your sailing needs, including an expansive flybridge, spacious cabins, plenty of outdoor and indoor living space and additional features.