Lyman Morris

2023 Boat of the Year Awards

In ideal conditions on Chesapeake Bay, a taut fleet of 17 contestants vied for top honors in the 2023 edition of Cruising World’s annual Boat of the Year competition.

Boat of the Year judges

2023 Boat of the Year: Meet the Judges

This year’s team of judges put 17 sensational new models through their paces, under multiple points of sail and power, after dockside inspections in Annapolis, Maryland.

Sailboats

Lyman Morris

2023 Boat of the Year Awards

In ideal conditions on Chesapeake Bay, a taut fleet of 17 contestants vied for top honors in the 2023 edition of Cruising World’s annual Boat of the Year competition.

BOTY 2023

Boat of the Year 2023

It’s not every year that every nominee in our yearly BOTY competition gets tested in superb conditions. Chesapeake Bay can be a fickle test bed in mid-October, particularly on flat-calm mornings, when it takes some time for the capricious sea breeze to fill in. Truthfully, sometimes it never does. But not this year.

thrusters

Smoother Sailing with Imtra

Our editors have teamed up with the experts at Imtra to bring you advice on how to maintain and improve your boat’s systems so that you can get the most from your hours spent out on the water.

Destinations

Heritage

Passion For All Time

For a sailor who loves schooners, few places compare to the coast of Maine in the summertime.

moorings charter

Explore the World with The Moorings

Come along as we journey through the beautiful British Virgin Islands – one of many destinations you can explore on a chartered sailboat vacation with The Moorings.

Half underwater selfie of a man with sea mask attached to the stern of an inflatable dinghy boat with outboard engine. The clean and clear sea of Villasimius in Sardinia.

The DIY Dilemma: Charter Edition

Before you bust out your multitool halfway to Anegada on someone else’s boat, know these common bareboat problems and whether you should attempt to tackle them.

How-To

Heavy Weather Team Sailing

From Trauma to Triumph

Breathe in. Breathe out, I coached myself before grabbing the VHF radio: “Coast Guard, Coast Guard, Coast Guard, this is the sailing vessel Ana María, 40 miles north of Bodega Bay. We took a wave in our cockpit and suspect a crewmember has a broken leg. We need assistance….”

Videos

Gear

People

Noob files boat

Boat-Name Bingo

Our “noob” cruiser grapples with the question of whether to rename his boat. Hilarity ensues.