Our 2015 Boat of the Year judges, who sailed the boat on Chesapeake Bay last fall, toppled head over heels for it. It didn’t win the top prize in the Cruiser/Racer division (the Salona 44 did), but if this weren’t Cruising World, and it had been the Racer/Cruiser class, the outcome would have been different. So if you haven’t got the message, and you never race, you should probably flip the page. The Sun Fast 3600 was born to compete. (All up, with instruments and racing sails, it’ll cost around $350,000 to do so.) But if you want a boat that will be a gas to campaign, particularly in distance races, and still have the amenities to take the family on perfectly pleasant coastal forays, keep reading.