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Sailboats — Design, News and More

  • The Bavaria Cruiser 34 sailed away with the Best Pocket Cruiser award in an interesting and highly varied small boat category.

  • One of the toughest categories of the year, the 40-44 foot cruisers all brought their own strengths, but the Elan GT5 come out on top.

  • Dufour 520

    Three French boats of similar size and price points came together to form the Best Full-Size Cruiser 50 to 54 Feet class, but the Dufour stole the show.

  • A full fleet of five big boats made for tough competition in the 54-58 foot category. In the end, the Southerly 540 took the prize.

  • Another category that showcased great diversity in design and execution was the cruising cats. The HH 55 from China unanimously claimed the prize.

    Another category that showcased great diversity in design and execution was the cruising cats. The HH 55 from China unanimously claimed the prize.
  • It’s a rare year that the Boat of the Year contest boasts a pair of yachts with price tags of $4 million, but for the big bucks, the Oyster delivers big time.

    It’s a rare year that the Boat of the Year contest boasts a pair of yachts with price tags of $4 million, but for the big bucks, the Oyster delivers big time.
  • Boreal 47

    From a tightly knit group of just 3 contenders, the Boreal 47 emerged the clear winner, not just of the category, but the 2018 Boat of the Year overall title.

    From a tightly knit group of just 3 contenders, the Boreal 47 emerged the clear winner, not just of the category, but the 2018 Boat of the Year overall title.

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Sailboat Reviews — From Classic Plastics to Modern Monohulls and Multihulls

  • Fountaine Pajot’s Saona 47 completes the makeover of the company’s popular line of cruising and charter catamarans.

  • With yards of beam and amas that minimize heeling, the Neel 51 takes you for a ride that’s out of this world.

  • The Jeanneau 51 was designed to fit the needs of couples who are ready to spend some serious time out on the water.

  • Built in the Alps for life at sea, Elan’s GT5 was designed from the keel up to cruise in comfort.

  • It’s not a bird or a plane, but the Bavaria Nautitech 46 Fly has the ability, space and comfort to transport you to distant places.

  • The sight lines from multiple living and social spaces aboard the Leopard 45 let you focus on the watery world around you.

  • Conceived by Catana for the charter market, the Bali 4.0 Lounge blends interior and exterior living spaces.

  • Straight from France, the Privilège Series 6 is well-suited for ticking off the miles between here and there.

  • Seawind’s new 1190 Sport is well-suited to do some fast cruising.