In the midst of a pandemic, and with the fall boat shows—including the “big one,” the US Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland—canceled up and down the coasts, the fate of our 2021 Boat of the Year contest was very much in doubt. But with a bit of creative thinking, some luck, and the assistance of a persistent group of builders, brokers and sailors, a fleet of 12 strong nominees emerged, and a series of terrific tests were conducted from New England to Florida.
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Cruising World Editor in Chief Mark Pillsbury sat down with Excess Catamarans to learn even more about the 2021 Boat of the Year winner - the Excess 11.