2020 October 1

When ‘Fast is Fun’ is designed to cruise, you get a swift passagemaker

There’s really no way to talk about the Santa Cruz 52 without stating the obvious: It’s fun to go fast. Bill Lee, who designed the SC52 along with several other sleek and speedy sailboats of varyi
2020 October 1

When a designer takes on a crowd as a client, the result is an offshore cruiser that pleases the masses

I was cruising through Facebook one morning and I saw a post that referenced a “Robert Perry Yacht Design Fan Club.” I thought it must be a joke, so I did a search. I found a very well-compos
2020 October 1

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Features  Farewell to brothers of the sea John Kretschmer shares memories of Larry Pardey and Marvin Creamer  New Boat Showcase Canceled boat shows aren’t keeping manufacture
2020 October 1

John Kretschmer shares memories of Larry Pardey and Marvin Creamer, two sailors who helped shape him and led the way to his life under sail

People who inspire us are those who find a way to launch dreams, to launch voyages, to sidestep conventional wisdom and sober, well-intentioned advice, and lead lives that are truly their own. They us
2020 October 1

Modern marine paints don’t take well to buffing, but polishing with a ceramic coating can bring new life to old paint jobs

Marine paint has come a long way. Modern paints are amazing, they are shiny and colorful, abrasive resistant and survive many years under the punishing rays of the sun. They stand up well, but over ti
2020 October 1

Canceled boat shows aren’t keeping manufacturers from launching a fleet of fast, fun and exciting new boats

 Leopard 42Designers Robertson and Caine blended the modern appearance of the company’s award-winning Leopard 50 with the styling of its Leopard 53 Powercat to create an ocean-going yacht that
2020 October 1
Dear Boat Doctor, I sail my Sabre 34 Mark II in an area where I very often sail directly upwind or on a very deep reach. My boat is not set up well for either point of sail, with a roller furling 125
2020 September 1

This full-keel ketch can take sailors across oceans in comfort and safety

Arthur H. Edmunds Jr., designer of the Allied Princess 36 ketch, spent most of his life drawing sailboats. After graduating from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and completing his military service, the P
2020 September 1

Chartering has changed in the time of Covid-19, but there are plenty of ways to stay safe onboard

Like everything else, chartering has changed in the pandemic. Charter companies have adapted to help keep customers and staff safe, but more importantly they have found ways to help sailors feel comfo
2020 September 1

September 2020

Features  Searching for Ms. Right Patience and perseverance pays off for a young couple on a quest for the perfect boat Hidden Gems An off-the-beaten-path charter cruise through the
2020 September 1

Patience and perseverance pays off for a young couple’s quest for the perfect boat

My wife Vivian and I spent years looking for a sailboat to call home. Nomads by nature, twice selling or giving away nearly all of our possessions to go on extended adventures the thought of buying a
2020 September 1

This new cruiser has a large array of options sure to please every sailor

Here’s a new Beneteau Oceanis model that ticks all the boxes. About the only thing I can see that’s not offered is a hard dodger and that would be hard to work in with this deck plan. The thing th
2020 September 1

The fresh thinking behind this cruising cat results in a good looking speedster

This new catamaran was designed by VPLP with an interior design from Patrick Le Quement. Like almost all cruising cats the profile is a bit brutal and this is a function of pulling all the beam—21 f
2020 September 1

A cruising couple fall in love with a classic yawl on a charter off the Maine coast

Like most sailors, my husband George and I dream of owning a vintage sailboat with classic lines. Being landlocked in Colorado, we sit around on cold winter nights and scratch out numbers on scraps of
2020 September 1

No need to look farther than your own back yard

How do you scratch the adventure sailing itch when air travel is challenging and a worldwide pandemic restricts entry to some countries? To paraphrase Dorothy Gale, you don’t need to look any farthe
2020 September 1
Dear Boat Doctor, I have had a few close calls with accidental jibes, and I now typically use a preventer when sailing downwind. I just use a spare line and tie the boom down the to rail at the point

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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