From among the category winners, we name the 2001 Overall Cruising Boat of the Year. Of this boat, one judge said, "I was really impressed by the sailing; the thing was like a train on tracks." Of her interior, another said, "She was traditional, but traditional in that it really was a sweet ergonomic layout for passagemaking, living in warm climates, or cruising. Its a wood-dominated interior done by a fine ships carpenter." The prize, and our deepest congratulations, go to Richard Acheson and Dudley Dix for the Shearwater 45.