New Boat Showcase
It’s boat show season, and this year there is a range of new boats hitting the shows from Newport to Miami. From a fun inflatable dinghy and a foiling racer to comfy cruisers, our editors share some of the exciting new designs.
IC37 by Melges
The new IC37 one-design keelboat racer from Melges is making a splash along the East Coast this fall. Designed by Mark Mills, the boat was inspired by a concept developed by the New York Yacht Club of a strict one-design class for amateur sailors with mandatory participation by women sailors. The club bought a fleet of 20 boats that will be used for member charter and the biennial Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. The first boats have been built in California by Westerly Marine, but demand is so great Fibre Mechanics in the U.K. has been added as a second official builder.
LOA 37’; LWL 34’; Beam 12; Draft 8’3”; Displ. 7,920 lb.; Ballast 4,092 lb.; Sail area 889 sq. ft.; www.melgesic37class.com