Sailing Magazine - Perry on Design http://sailingmagazine.net/articles.sec-113-1-perry-on-design.html Tue, 25 Jun 19 00:00:00 -0400 en hourly 1 Allures 40.9 - Built in aluminum, this centerboarder is ready for thin-water cruising http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2111-allures-409.html Allures 40.9 - Built in aluminum, this centerboarder is ready for thin-water cruising
This month we have two very similarly sized and styled European production boats and one very unusual training dinghy to review. The Allures 40.9 is a Berret-Racoupeau design. It’s a handsome boat i...]]>
Gunfleet 43 - his sexy-looking center-cockpit cruiser is built to last http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2112-gunfleet-43.html Gunfleet 43 - his sexy-looking center-cockpit cruiser is built to last
When you first look at the profiles of the new Gunfleet 43 and the Allures 40.9 you might peg them as very similar boats. The profiles look very similar and LODs are within a foot. But they are really...]]>
J/99 - This sexy offshore racer-cruiser has plenty of power for racing combined with simple cruising comfort http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2095-j_99.html J/99 - This sexy offshore racer-cruiser has plenty of power for racing combined with simple cruising comfort
The latest sportboat from the J/Boats crew is this J/99 designed by Alan Johnstone. It follows on the tremendous success of the J/121 and J/112E models. It’s a hot rod but it has comfortable accommo...]]>
Corsair 880 - This new folding racer- cruiser is primed to take over the title of most popular trimaran from its predecessor http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2096-corsair-880.html Corsair 880 - This new folding racer- cruiser is primed to take over the title of most popular trimaran from its predecessor
Without a doubt, the Corsair F27 has been the most popular trimaran design of all time. It’s in the Sailboat Hall of Fame. But the Corsair group thought it was time to replace that model and has com...]]>
Ventura 2300 - Trailerability is the key to this motorsailer http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2097-ventura-2300.html Ventura 2300 - Trailerability is the key to this motorsailer
Here is a trailerable pocket cruiser that is built in Ventura, California, and designed by Heraldo Ruesch. It’s a lot of boat in 23 feet and has been designed to perform both under sail and with a l...]]>
Lagoon 46 - This cleverly designed catamaran is ready for cruising http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2092-lagoon-46.html Lagoon 46 - This cleverly designed catamaran is ready for cruising
To a monohull sailor, cruising cats can look awkward. But there is a lot of square footage to their footprint and different aesthetic standards need to be applied. I see a lot of interesting styling t...]]>
Leopard 50L - Good looking and comfortable, this cruising catamaran provides excellent performance for island sailing http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2093-leopard-50l.html Leopard 50L - Good looking and comfortable, this cruising catamaran provides excellent performance for island sailing
Let’s see what the Leopard group can do with 50 feet of LOA. Design work was done by  Simonis & Voogd Yacht Design for the hull and rig. Interior and exterior styling is by Robertson and Ca...]]>
Empowerment 52 - A catamaran designed to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act gets its owners back on the water http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2094-empowerment-52.html Empowerment 52 - A catamaran designed to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act gets its owners back on the water
I don’t often review “conceptual designs.” But in looking for something out of the ordinary to review I think this new project of mine deserves to be considered. Let me start by showing you...]]>
Amel 60 - This French cruiser sets a unique course for offshore sailing http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2076-amel-60.html Amel 60 - This French cruiser sets a unique course for offshore sailing
Here is a beautiful new 60-footer from Amel that comes just two years after it introduced the Amel 50. It’s a handsome design in the contemporary Euro style from the office of Berret-Racoupeau Yacht...]]>
Oceanis 30.1 - This entry-level family cruiser has packed in everything for fun sailing http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2077-oceanis-301.html Oceanis 30.1 - This entry-level family cruiser has packed in everything for fun sailing
Here is a very interesting 30-footer—its actually 29 feet 6 inches—from Beneteau for its Oceanis series. The design is by Finot-Conq with an interior design from the Nauta Design studio. This...]]>
Expedition Yacht Qilak 2 - If cruising to the ends of the Earth is your goal, this is your boat http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2066-expedition-yacht-qilak-2.html Expedition Yacht Qilak 2 - If cruising to the ends of the Earth is your goal, this is your boat
Here is an interesting design from Owen Clarke specifically designed for high-altitude cruising. I think that means you will need a very durable boat that will keep you safe, warm and protected. It’...]]>
Swan 54 - Straight from Finland, the latest elegant family cruiser is teeming with comfort and high style http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2067-swan-54.html Swan 54 - Straight from Finland, the latest elegant family cruiser is teeming with comfort and high style
I think anything that comes out of the Nautor’s yard in Finland is interesting. But this new Frers designed Swan 54 is truly beautiful. If you go back to the early 1970s you’ll find what I co...]]>
Tartan 395 - This family cruiser has classic American styling and plenty of creature comforts http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2056-tartan-395.html Tartan 395 - This family cruiser has classic American styling and plenty of creature comforts
In a bold and rare move, Tartan designer Tim Jackett broke with the accepted Euro-styling movement and designed a new boat with classic American yacht proportions. Good on  ya, Tim.  I rea...]]>
Xp 55 - A big fast cruiser that has everything you need to sail in comfort and style http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2057-xp-55.html Xp 55 - A big fast cruiser that has everything you need to sail in comfort and style
The new Xp 55 from X-Yachts has far more features than I can describe given my word limit. I guess it would be a cliché to say “they have thought of everything” but it seems that is the case. Wit...]]>
Hylas 48 - This rugged, comfortable cruiser has plenty of performance to make quick passages http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2035-hylas-48.html Hylas 48 - This rugged, comfortable cruiser has plenty of performance to make quick passages
I think it’s safe to say that Hylas is the longest running, that is to say continuous production sailboat builder in Taiwan today. I first visited that yard, Queen Long, in the late 1970s. It w...]]>
Sou'wester 53 - With a Down East bloodline, this cruiser can also make the most of sunny Caribbean sailing http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2036-souwester-53.html Sou'wester 53 - With a Down East bloodline, this cruiser can also make the most of sunny Caribbean sailing
The Hinckley Sou’wester series goes back many years to when I was a kid. It would be difficult to draw a line from the old Sou’westers of the 1970s to this modern Bill Tripp-designed Sou’wester ...]]>
Sun Odyssey 319 - This small, attractive cruiser has plenty of options to suit every need http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2019-sun-odyssey-319.html Sun Odyssey 319 - This small, attractive cruiser has plenty of options to suit every need
This new Sun Odyssey model from Jeanneau was designed by the company’s in-house design team. It has a wide variety of options including a swing keel so there should be one overall configuration that would suit your sailing needs....]]>
Hanse 458 - A handsome cruiser that will shine in the charter market or favorite cruising grounds http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2020-hanse-458.html Hanse 458 - A handsome cruiser that will shine in the charter market or favorite cruising grounds
This new Hanse model comes from the design office of Judel/Vrolijjk and Co. That’s a pretty good pedigree to start with. The design appears to be a big, comfy cruiser in the Euro style that would be...]]>
Clubswan 36 - Foil-assisted racing is coming to a yacht club near you http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2007-clubswan-36.html Clubswan 36 - Foil-assisted racing is coming to a yacht club near you
My cronies are beginning to whine. “What happened to the boats you could race or cruise with your family?  But to me as a designer I like to see just how far design elements can be pushed befo...]]>
Eagle 37 - This new daysailer checks all the boxes in the traditional spirit category http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2008-eagle-37.html Eagle 37 - This new daysailer checks all the boxes in the traditional spirit category
Overhangs are in vogue these days. One of my neighbors inherited his mother’s car. The car is for sale. It’s a 1970 Cadillac Coup deVille, vomit green with a black vinyl top. It has to be the long...]]>
Arcona 435 - This Swedish design is a practical family cruiser and formidable racer http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2009-arcona-435.html Arcona 435 - This Swedish design is a practical family cruiser and formidable racer
I walked out of the grocery store with my cart and headed for my usual parking area and my white SUV. I opened the tailgate and immediately noticed Ruby, my dog and constant companion, was missin...]]>
Surfari 50 - A unique cruiser that is made for fun in the sun and Jimmy Buffett http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1998-surfari-50.html Surfari 50 - A unique cruiser that is made for fun in the sun and Jimmy Buffett
This new boat from designer Ted Fontaine and built by Pacific Seacraft in North Carolina has been getting a lot of attention lately. This could be due to the fact that hull No. 1 was built for singer ...]]>
Dufour 390 - This new French cruiser has a beautiful deck design and commodious accommodations http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1999-dufour-390.html Dufour 390 - This new French cruiser has a beautiful deck design and commodious accommodations
have been aware of the Dufour line of boats for longer than I can remember. I even sailed a Chicago-Mackinac race 44 years ago on a Dufour Arpege. We were the slowest boat in the race. But that’s another story. This new Dufour, an Umberto Felci design, is a great example of the extreme proportions that Europeans are using in order to get ma...]]>
Pelegrin - A seaworthy pocket-cruiser that is a perfect project for the home builder http://sailingmagazine.net/article-2000-pelegrin.html Pelegrin - A seaworthy pocket-cruiser that is a perfect project for the home builder
I  have been following the design work of John Welsford for some time now. His SCAMP design caught my attention and it has become quite a popular class in the Pacific Northwest. It’s hard not to like pocket-cruisers but so many of them appear to me to be “toy boats” and not the kind of boat I would want to sail. John’s designs escape this type and are capable little vessels that perfo...]]>
Buppy Boat 61 - This offshore cruiser meets the demands of the Pacific Northwest and its curmudgeonly owner http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1985-buppy-boat-61.html Buppy Boat 61 - This offshore cruiser meets the demands of the Pacific Northwest and its curmudgeonly owner
When design commissions slow down I like to keep working so I pass the time being my own client and drawing what I think I would like. Recently, when I had some time on my hands, I took my 43-foot car...]]>
MX Cat 88 Volante - A way-out-of-the-box cruising catamaran has no speed limit http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1986-mx-cat-88-volante.html MX Cat 88 Volante - A way-out-of-the-box cruising catamaran has no speed limit
Vlad Murnikov and I have been friends for many years. I met Vlad shortly after he set up shop in the U.S. following his 1989 Whitbread Round the World Race adventure on Fazisi, an 82-foot radical offs...]]>
Najad 395 - This new Swedish cruiser has a lot packed into 40 feet http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1974-najad-395.html Najad 395 - This new Swedish cruiser has a lot packed into 40 feet
This new Najad is promoted as a “mini superyacht.” That sounds ambitious with 39 feet 4 inches of LOA.  The design is from the Farr office with styling by Ken Freivokh. Most of you will be u...]]>
Maxus EVO 24 - A weekender with a surprisingly roomy interior http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1973-maxus-evo-24.html Maxus EVO 24 - A weekender with a surprisingly roomy interior
We don’t get too many boats to review from Poland but here is a new 24-footer from the Northman Shipyard. The designer is Jacek Daszkiewicz, who is part of an in-house design team at the yard that u...]]>
Beneteau Oceanis 51.1 - New flagship for the Oceanis line has speed and comfort in a stylish package http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1975-beneteau-oceanis-511.html Beneteau Oceanis 51.1 - New flagship for the Oceanis line has speed and comfort in a stylish package
The Oceanis 51.1 is the new queen of the Beneteau Oceanis series. The design is by Berret-Racoupeau Yacht Design with deck and interior by Nauta Design. This is a big boat and it comes with enough opt...]]>
Hallberg-Rassy 57 - With a German Frers pedigree, this offshore cruiser has both speed and comfort http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1963-hallberg-rassy-57.html Hallberg-Rassy 57 - With a German Frers pedigree, this offshore cruiser has both speed and comfort
The new Hallberg-Rassy designed by German Frers falls into the “dream boat” category for most of us. Personally I dream of much smaller boats, but if I were to dream about a big boat, I think this...]]>