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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

Alerion Cruising 41

While the cockpit is the “heart and soul” of the 41, the saloon has 6-foot 6-inch headroom and is finished with fine woodwork on a caliber with boats from the days of the great wooden yachts. But this is a thoroughly modern interior design, with a drop-down desk replacing the chart table and converting into a settee or berth. On deck, an anchor chute and below-deck windlass makes for a clean deck and uninterrupted sheer. LOA 40’6”; Beam 11’6”; Draft 6’6”; Displ. 15,600 lbs.; Price $609,9000; www.alerionyachts.com