How To Buy a Sailboat

Finding the right boat

How to Buy a Sailboat

If you’re shopping for a boat, start by thoroughly disrupting your own assumptions about what constitutes the best one for you.

Finding A Marine Surveyor

How can you find a reputable marine surveyor whose advice you’d trust with your investment and your family’s safety?

The Great Divide

An avowed monohull sailor debunks the myths that still cast shadows over the modern monohull.


More Boat Buying Resources

boat buying

15 Tips for Buying a Sailboat

If contemplating a used sailboat for extended cruising, consider this hard-earned advice before signing a check and taking the plunge.

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Why Cruise a Catamaran?

These experienced monohull cruisers made the jump to a 46-foot cruising cat, and they’re never going back. Here’s why.

New Sailboat Reviews

Arcona 435Z

The Promises and Pitfalls of an All-Electric Yacht

The Swedish-built Arcona 435Z – with its lithium-ion batteries, Solbian solar panels and new Oceanvolt ServoProp drive leg- is the first all-electric cruising boat we’ve ever reviewed. How does it measure up?

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Excess 15 Boat Review

Outfitted with a powered-up sail plan, the Excess 15′s amenities and performance prove you just can’t have too much of a good thing.