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Guide to new boats

2014 September 1

A new crop of exciting sailboats—from performance-oriented dinghies to drop-dead gorgeous flagships—is coming to a boat show near you

Gunboat G4

The G4 is a nearly optimal marriage of luxury and performance. Gunboat’s belief that, “We are fond of wedding cakes, but a cat cannot perform when it looks like one,” sums up the company’s go-fast philosophy with a low-windage, lightweight, stiff boat with T-foil rudders and C-foil daggerboards. The shape of the rudders controls pitching and keeps the bows up while sailing downwind. Storage in the bows provides space for SUP gear and other water toys. LOA 39’10”; Beam 22’3”; Draft board down 8’, Draft board up 1’6”; Displ. 5,280 lbs.; Price $800,000; www.gunboat.com