2013 BOTY Nominees
September 13, 2012Neel 45And now for something completely different: a thoroughly modern production trimaran for extended voyaging and living aboard. Conceived by veteran French multihull builder and racer Eric Bruneel, his tri employs reverse bows to reduce pitching and maximize waterline length. For originality, the 45 earns high marks. The Neel 45 is part of Cruising World's 2013 New Boat Showcase.
August 27, 2012Bavaria 50 CruiserAs in Bavaria’s entire Cruiser line, the emphasis here is on options. For the 50, that means a choice of three, four, or five cabins; three or four heads; and interiors in bosse mahogany, oak, or teak. Fabric and upholstery? Choose from 11 different styles. For a production yacht, the level of customization is superb. The Bavaria 50 Cruiser is part of Cruising World's 2013 New Boat Showcase. Read a full review here.
September 13, 2012Sparkman & Stephens 30Inspired by a 30-foot wooden ocean racer built in 1935 called Babe, the redesigned S&S 30 boasts classic, traditional lines and was conceived for weekend cruising, club racing, and pleasant daysails. The late Olin J. Stephens II claimed that Babe was one of his favorite all-time projects, and we can certainly see why. The Sparkman and Stephens 30 is part of Cruising World's 2013 New Boat Showcase. For full specs click here
March 29, 2013Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 509The flagship of Jeanneau’s impressive Sun Odyssey collection, the 509 features a high-aspect sail plan and a low, understated profile, a combination that makes for a visually arresting oceangoing vehicle. The hard chine promotes a roomy interior, and numerous layouts are offered, including double cabins forward. The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 509 is part of Cruising World's 2013 New Boat Showcase.
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