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New boats 2017

2016 September 1

We run down some of the new sailboats hitting the water for 2017


Maine Cat 38

Maine Cat continues to prove that cruising catamarans needn’t give up performance. Instead of a heavy diesel in each hull, the 38 is powered by twin 15-horsepower engines for efficiency, and it sports high-aspect foils, which should help upwind performance. The gennaker, flown off a sprit, should help the boat move nicely. But make no mistake, this boat is still cruiser at heart. LOA 38’; Beam 21’; Draft 2’5” to 6’6”; Displ. 12,400 lbs.; Sail area 844 sq. ft., www.mecat.com. Price: $369,000 

Scheduled boat shows: Newport, Annapolis

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