Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 379: Domestic Boat of the Year and Best Midsize CruiserRelated tags: Boat Reviews | Boat of the Year | Sailboats | Monohull | Keelboat | Jeanneau | Boat Test
by Herb McCormick
With solid marks during the dockside-inspection and sea trials, the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 379 garners awards for Domestic Boat of the Year and Best Midsize Cruiser, 36 to 40 feet.
May 16, 2011BOTY 2012 Information for BuildersEntry and information forms are ready for the upcoming BOTY season.Rating:0
May 12, 2011Fountaine Pajot Mahé 36: Evolution Evolutionary Catby Herb MccormickShe may be the smallest in the Fountaine Pajot line up but this cat is packed with great features for comfort, speed, and sail handling.Rating:0
April 26, 2011Rhodes Reliant/Offshore 40by Jeremy McGearyThis design was a classic even before I arrived at C&N in 1984, and it has both a full keel and a yawl rig. It has considerably less volume than the Passport 40, but I like the narrower hull form because it might well offer a more comfortable ride. And it’s one of many fabulous designs from Philip Rhodes.Rating:0
April 26, 2011Peterson 44by Jeremy McGearyI once hitched a ride on a Peterson 44 from Grenada to St. Lucia with an Aussie skipper. On the way, we stopped in the Tobago Cays; then the Aussie took sick, and I spent most of the rest of the trip at the helm. The passage was a hard slog to windward in a leeward-setting current, but the Peterson sailed beautifully and had a very comfortable helm. That kind of sailing performance is worth something.Rating:0
April 26, 2011Passport 40by Jeremy McGearyNo list of well-endowed cruising boats would be complete without including a design from Robert H. Perry. He’s given us many from which to choose, and the Passport 40 makes a fine example. I like Perry’s generous keels and robust skeg-hung rudders, and he certainly has an eye for a sweet line and a sweet-sailing hull.
Passport Yachts has spent three decades building a reputation for solid boats, and it’s still doing just that. You can’t say that about many companies that were building boats in Taiwan in the 1970s and 1980s.Rating:0
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