2021 July 1

This new cruising catamaran boasts good performance with comfortable living space

Let’s add 12 feet to the LOA and see what designers Simonis Voogd can do with an LOA of 54 feet 3 inches. I think the main difference between this big cat built by Kinetics Catamarans and the Bali 4
2021 July 1

This comfortable cruising cat has plenty of space for three couples to lounge about

I try to keep my reviews objective. I don’t always succeed. If I see what I consider to be a “design flaw” I’ll point it out. But aesthetics are so subjective. I hesitate to impose my sen
2021 July 1
Dear Boat Doctor, I have quite a buildup of paint on the bottom of my boat. In some places, it’s worn away, in other areas, it’s thick and peeling. I want to get it all off and start with a fresh
2021 July 1
If you’re a child of the 1960s or before, you may recall the first oil embargo when prices spiked and shortages had drivers wasting weekends in line at the gas pump, like we saw in May 2021 on the E
2021 July 1

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Features  Pedal to the medal The US Sailing Olympic team heads to Tokyo looking to win goldViva, Ensenada The race down the West Coast to Ensenada, Mexico, has drawn racers for 75 ye
2021 July 1

The race down the West Coast from Newport Beach, California, to Ensenada, Mexico, has drawn racers for 75 years with fun and challenging sailing

After being sidelined during the long pandemic pause, the annual Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race in late April marked our long-awaited return to sailboat racing. We scrambled to make our boat race read
2021 June 1

New Zealand’s America’s Cup success is rooted in a rich maritime tradition still celebrated today

When Emirates Team New Zealand flew across the finish line in March, successfully defending the America’s Cup, it came as no surprise to  New Zealand artist John Ioane, who has a unique perspec
2021 June 1

With exotic landfalls out of the question, John Kretschmer discovered a new way to do sail-training passages: make seafall instead

Close your eyes. You can hear the waves washing along the hull and feel the raw power as Quetzal sails into the heart of the Caribbean Sea on a sweet close reach. She rides the building easterly swell
2021 June 1

With all kinds of bells and whistles available, this cruiser can make ocean passages in comfort

I always enjoy getting a new Hallberg-Rassy model to review. I like German Frers hull designs and the layouts and decks of the H-R boats are always very well thought out. This new model at 50 fee
2021 June 1

This powerful performance cruiser has speed and style for world cruising

Here’s a big, stylish cruising boat from Jeanneau with the focus on comfort. The Jeanneau Yacht 60 is designed by Philippe Briand, a very accomplished designer of both racing and cruising boats.Look
2021 June 1

Proper trimming goes beyond getting the telltales to fly and sheeting until it stops luffing

If music is how we feel math, then sailing is how we live physics. And sail trim, like playing an instrument, is our touchpoint with the medium. In fact, apart from steering a sailboat, which is one o
2021 May 28

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Features  Passage to nowhere John Kretschmer discovers a new way to do sail-training passages by making seafall instead of landfall Where waka and wild meetNew Zealand’s America’
2021 May 28

This new cruising cat has all the luxury features and speed performance of its bigger sisters in a compact, easy-to-handle package

Full disclosure: I love Leopard Catamarans. I’ve “owned” several, admittedly only for a week at a time on bareboat charters, but that was enough to find them fun to sail, easy to maintain and ve
2021 April 5
Is my autopilot right for my boat?Dear Boat Doctor, I am installing an autopilot in my Compass 47, and I have some questions. I chose the Raymarine Evolution autopilot, specifically the EV400 core pac
2021 April 1

A backyard charter off Santa Barbara, California, is the perfect ‘coastal distancing’ cruise

The afternoon sail had been brisk, slicing through the cobalt sea with a string of verdant islands to our south and dramatically rising mountains to the north. After heading back to our slip, we fresh
2021 April 1

Packing a ditch bag when you charter provides peace of mind for this happy group of sailors

We didn’t see the lone water bottle floating in the choppy seas as we departed Gallowsbay Harbor on the Caribbean island of St. Eustatius. Even if we had, we might not have realized it was attached

Perry on Design

  • After 50 years and hundreds of designs, Bob Perry revisits one of his classics and redesigns it for the modern era

  • With a racer-cruiser pedigree, this performance cruiser will make speedy offshore passages

  • This elegant cruiser is meant for ocean sailing

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