Fleet Action: Best Boats 2010

Check out the nominees for the 2010 awards!Never mind the economy -- it’s business as usual in the boating game. Well, not quite. Everyone in the marine trade is feeling the financial pinch these days, so it’s even more impressive that so many new boats have been developed and readied in time for the fall boat show season. What this year’s line-up of new models—everything from dinghies to
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Check out the nominees for the 2010 awards!

Never mind the economy -- it’s business as usual in the boating game. Well, not quite. Everyone in the marine trade is feeling the financial pinch these days, so it’s even more impressive that so many new boats have been developed and readied in time for the fall boat show season. What this year’s line-up of new models—everything from dinghies to multi-million-dollar world cruisers—tells me is that the sailboat trade is extremely resilient and, like all of us, looking forward to a better 2010.

SAIL will be at the Newport and Annapolis boat shows in force, evaluating this latest crop of boats for our Best Boats awards. Our highly experienced team of sailors and editors will pore over each boat, looking for those creative and innovative touches that set it apart from the rest of a highly competitive field.

Without further ado, here are our nominees for the Best Boats of 2010. Stay tuned; we'll be hitting the boat shows and picking the winners.

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