2022 April 1

Spice up a charter by throwing in some competitive fun

Chartering isn’t always about lolling around at anchor in turquoise splendor. For avid racers, bareboat chartering offers a chance to enjoy competition in new and exciting venues, with fresh opponen
2022 April 1

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FeaturesPassage to Sweden A learn-to-sail offshore charter through the Baltic Sea fulfills a dream Racing the charter way Spice up a charter by throwing in some competitive fun 50 shades
2022 April 1

Tap into charter staff knowledge to turn a good charter into a great one

Charter briefings—those meetings with charter base staff that help familiarize you with the boat and the cruising grounds—can feel like a hurdle that has to be overcome to get underway, but it’s
2022 April 1
Dear Boat Doctor, I just bought a Hylas 46, and I am assessing my ground tackle. The boat came with 120 feet of 3/8-inch chain and a 55-pound Mantus anchor. Both seem a little undersized for the boat
2022 April 1
Inventions hailed as some of the greatest gifts to mankind since a Mesopotamian genius made the first wheel in 3500 BC don’t always stand the test of time. The Segway comes to mind, speaking of whee
2022 April 1

This sexy looking cruising cat was designed for speed

At first glance at the 2D sailplan this 44-foot catamaran appears to be a stubby and kind of awkward looking cat. But don’t be fooled. Add the third dimension, the depth and the complex geometry of
2022 April 1

The revival of Beneteau’s First series of racer-cruisers continues with this midsized family boat

This new Beneteau First model was designed by a team led by Kristian Hajnsek. Samuel Manuard, known for his Class 40 and IMOCA 60 class racers did the basic design. Structural design came from Pure De
2022 March 18

Manufacturers share their latest innovations in their lines

We asked manufacturers at the Miami International Boat Show about their companies, their boats and the latest innovations coming down the pike.
2022 March 1

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Features  A rip-roaring good time Racers return to Key West with the rise of the Southernmost Regatta Fitting out Your guide to getting ready for launch day Hunting for sailing gear tre
2022 March 1

Navigate swaps, sales and even the trash to find boat bits to help outfit on a budget

In a single-use society, it can be tough to find products that last forever, especially when you live on the ocean. Salt has its way of creeping into everything, furthering decay as it reclaims the ob
2022 March 1

A return to Key West

Key West racing is back. And this time it’s a little different.Spaceman Spiff, which finished third in the class, cruises downwind.Walter Cooper photoFor 30 years, Key West Race Week was a mecca for
2022 March 1

Get your boat in shape for the sailing season to maximize your time on the water

There is nothing worse than wasting precious time fixing things when you could be sailing. That’s why it makes sense to spend extra time before launch day, or before the best sailing of the year for
2022 March 1

This powerful offshore cruiser has all the bells and whistles that allow shorthanded sailing in comfort

The new Bill Dixon-designed Hylas 57 has been making waves since its debut at the 2021 fall boat shows with its good looks and innovative shorthanded sailing systems. The 57 is a departure from the mo
2022 March 1

This beautiful daysailer will be created by build-it-yourselfers

I was cruising around on Facebook one day and I saw a boat that jumped out at me. It was a great looking boat and very nicely drawn. Clearly the designer had some well honed skills and a good eye
2022 March 1

A wolf in sheep’s clothing, this classic cruiser is deceptively powerful

Here’s an elegant design from the Hoek design office in Holland for Performance Classic Yachts in the United Kingdom. The company has built a series of Hoek designs in Turkey that have proven quite
2022 March 1

A fresh bottom paint job and a topside touchup will have your boat looking and sailing great

A protected and fair boat bottom looks good, but it’s the performance-related benefits that make a good bottom job worth the work, and the price.The first step in any bottom job is choosing the

Perry on Design

  • This sexy looking cruising cat was designed for speed

  • The revival of Beneteau’s First series of racer-cruisers continues with this midsized family boat

  • A wolf in sheep’s clothing, this classic cruiser is deceptively powerful

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