Quick Look: Finngulf 46

Cruising World 2008 New Boat Showcase

Finngulf leans more toward the performance end of the sailing spectrum than do some of its Scandinavian neighbors while still building a boat that meets the same seafarers' strictures-that it be rugged, good looking, and accommodating. A lofty rig and a plumb leading edge to the keel speak to the first and a stern drawn finer than the current European norm suggests the designer, Karl-Johan Strahlmann, considers balanced lines a worthwhile concession to boisterous northern weather.

Beneath the crisply defined deck is an inviting interior that appears crafted to compromise neither comfort nor performance. Between the master suite forward and two double cabins aft, and served by a galley that appears as functional at sea as at rest, six can live in ease.

Finngulf 46 Specs

LOA: 46' 0"
Beam: 13' 7"
Sail Area: 1096 sq. ft
Displacement: 25,000 lbs
Water: 68 gal
Fuel: 53 gal
Engines: Volvo 55 hp
Designer: Karl-Johan Strahlmann
Finngulf Yachts
860-536-7776
www.finngulf.com