2020 May 14
Dawn Riley, center, made the decision to quarantine the staff during the coronavirus pandemic.In early March, when news of the coronavirus pandemic became increasingly alarming, Dawn Riley didn’t wa
2020 May 1
Dear Boat Doctor,  I have read a lot about regular inspections of my boat. This seems like a really good idea, but I don’t know what to look for. What am I supposed to be looking for? Rob R
2020 May 1

We asked liveaboard cruisers how they left life on land behind and headed to sea for adventure and a change of pace

Most sailors have entertained the idea, even if only in passing, of leaving life on land and setting out to cruise the world on a sturdy sailboat ready for adventure. Although many dream, few actually
2020 May 1

The little stitch-and-glue home-built Frosty won over sailors with its good performance and affordability

Winter weather on Massachusetts’s Cape Cod can force competitive sailors indoors with little to do but wait out the long months until they can sail again. More than 40 years ago, Harwich Harbormaste
2020 May 1

The new ‘baby’ of the X-Yachts fleet is a 40-footer that is a real looker and a great performer

It was a mile-long trek in 90-degree heat from the front gate of the Miami International Boat Show past countless fishing gear booths and outboard powerboats to the far southeast corner of the docks w
2020 May 1
Features  Big fun in a teacup pram The home-built Frosty won over sailors with good performance and affordability Little lugger with a lot of love to give A donated classic continues to
2020 May 1

This stylish ketch is designed for work and play

I get some unusual design commissions but this is the first time another yacht designer has asked me to design a boat for him. Rob Leighton­—I call him Capt. Rob—is an accomplished yacht des
2020 May 1

With speed and comfort, this catamaran can be build built by a home builder

Here’s an unusual catamaran project from my old friend Dudley Dix. It’s unusual because the client was Phil Harvey, builder of the Gunboat cats in South Africa, Dudley’s previous home. Dudley an
2020 May 1

This well-built center-cockpit cutter can take you offshore in comfort

The center-cockpit Kelly Peterson 46 has sparked plenty of discussion among sailors who favor bluewater cutters, mostly because it’s often compared with its little sister, the popular Kelly Peterson
2020 May 1

Wet core is a recipe for problems, but repairing the problem is often not as hard as you may think

Wet core is one of the most common problems you’ll find in boats constructed with a cored-laminate hull or deck, particularly those of a certain age. Although tackling such damage can be a messy job
2020 April 1

When the Golden Rock Regatta was cancelled, this crew of racers changed plans and switched to charter cruising in the Leeward Islands

Betsy Senescu photo I never intended to pull a bait and switch. When my husband Barry and I invited avid racing friends to join us in the Caribbean, our intent was to compete in the Golden R
2020 April 1

Teaming up can be an affordable route to boat ownership so long as you go into it with an agreement and a sense of whether its right for you

 A growing trend suggests more sailors are opting for joint sailboat ownership. Painted in broad strokes, the concept seems relatively simple: if two people own the boat, it translates to ha
2020 April 1

April 2020

Features  Into the wild A cruise through Alaska’s Prince William Sound brings sailors into the heart of the wilderness Back in the BVI A family returns to a favorite cruising ground where t
2020 April 1

A cruise through Alaska’s Prince William Sound brings sailors into the heart of the splendid wilderness

Dorian goes high to navigate through the ice as Qilak leaves Columbia Bay.Julien Giradot photoLiterary masters including Jack London and John Muir have described the beauty of Alaska with more talent,
2020 April 1

A designer found the perfect client in creating a comfortable, powerful daysailer

Ithink it was about eight years ago when I heard that Chuck Paine had retired. I was incredulous. How do you walk away from your life? I called Chuck and found him a bit bitter due to the complication
2020 April 1

This junk-rigged barge-styled cruiser oozes classic charm

If you were walking the docks last weekend you probably didn’t notice the three old codgers sitting on the bench at the end of the pier. No reason you should except for the fact that the three of th

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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