<i>CW</i> Boat of the Year Presentations

Blue skies and warm breezes that make you want to be out sailing made Strictly Sail Maimi a fitting venue for handing out the awards to four of this year's Cruising World Boat of the Year winners.

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Gerry Douglas (left), designer of the new Catalina 355, accepts Cruising World's Boat of the Year awards for Best Midsize Cruiser and Domestic Boat of the Year from editor Mark Pillsbury.Cruising World

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Kyle Jackney, right, receives Cruising World's Boat of the Year award for Best Premium Cruiser over 55 Feet.Cruising World

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The Dufour 45e was named Cruising World's 2011 Best Cruiser, 40 to 49 feet. Accepting the award is Eric Macklin of Dufour Yachts.Cruising World

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The Presto 30, built by Ryder Boats in Maine, received Cruising World's Cruising Spirit Award in the 2011 Boat of the Year competition.Cruising World