The world of luxury catamarans is a small but intriguing one, and that of high-performance luxury cats is even smaller and more intriguing. The genre was defined more than 15 years ago by Peter Johnstone with his Gunboat brand, and now several other companies are dipping their ...read more
If you’re in search of a boat that stands out in a crowd, try visiting the La Rochelle showIf you’re looking for a boat show that’s a little different from the standard offerings, few can compete with the magnificent Grand Pavois held in La Rochelle, France, every September.The ...read more
Hobie Mirage EclipseThe latest stand-up paddleboard from Hobie Cat takes the sport to the next level by combining top-notch paddleboard construction with the company’s patented, leg-driven MirageDrive propulsion technology. The board is kitted out with a standing handlebar system ...read more
MC50 catBritish designer Jason Ker is best known for a string of hot offshore racing monohulls, but he’s turned his hand to multihull design with this striking new catamaran that’s being built by McConaghy Yachts in China.As with his monohulls, Ker is not scared to buck ...read more
In this video, West System Epoxies’ tech advisor and veteran boatbuilder Greg Bull explains the different tools and techniques that can be used to replace a wet core—in this case in the starboard sidedeck of the tech center’s J/22 project boat.
West System marine-grade epoxy provides an effective means of installing cleats, blocks, tracks or any other kind of hardware into a deck without compromising its watertight integrity. In this video, tech advisor and veteran boatbuilder Greg Bull goes through the steps of installing a new cleat in the foredeck of the tech center’s J/22 project boat.
In this video, West System Epoxies’ tech advisor and veteran sailor Bruce Niederer Gutzmer uses a number of different tools and techniques to install a new fiberglass-reinforced bulkhead in the tech center’s J/22 project boat. For additional information or to contact the tech center directly.
In this video, West System Epoxies’ tech advisor Don Gutzmer takes a look at some of the tools and techniques that have been developed over the years to not only make it that much easier to use marine-grade epoxy, but minimize waste and help ensure each project is a success.
In this video, West System Epoxies’ Ben Gougeon takes a look at some of the basic properties of marine-grade epoxy, as well as what it’s capable of and the different kinds of materials it can be used with: whether it’s in the context of a minor repair or an entire boatbuilding project.
Many of the world’s most desirable sailboats come from Scandinavia. Hallberg-Rassy, Najad, Mal, X-Yachts and Swan are just a few of the excellent brands built around the Baltic. One name that doesn’t resonate with American sailors is Arcona, for the simple reason that until ...read more
If I’m not mistaken, more than one of the rock-star boats that were supposed to be making news are not. If I’m not further mistaken, quite a few of the usual suspects are missing from the ranks of the regulars. It’s a sign, but a sign of what? New boats are being built—in lesser ...read more
Summer sailing and fun in the water go hand-in-hand, and there’s nothing like a few water toys to keep younger crews amused in those quiet anchorages. The limited stowage on most sailboats rules out carrying traditional kayaks or windsurfers on board, so we thought we’d try out a ...read more