Sailing Magazine - Launchings http://sailingmagazine.net/articles.sec-117-1-launchings.html Tue, 17 Jan 17 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 New boat: Reach 14 http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1729-new-boat-reach-14.html New boat: Reach 14

 Maine is home to many artists whose inspiration is the sea and whose mediums of choice are teak, mahogany and fiberglass. This 14-foot beauty is, at first glance, a true child of Maine.  The lines are curved and sexy. The hardware is custom built. The ropes are all three...

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Corsair Pulse 600 http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1652-corsair-pulse-600.html Corsair Pulse 600
Monohull one-design racing is as popular as ever, but it can be harder to find affordable one-design multihulls, especially trimarans. Corsair Marine aims to change that with its Pulse 600, a trailera...]]>
New boat: Seascape 27 http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1630-new-boat-seascape-27.html New boat: Seascape 27
A Seascape 27 won the doublehanded division of last year’s Chicago-Mackinac race, so there is no doubt about its racing credentials. A lot of boats fall into the racer-cruiser classification, b...]]>
New boat: Dufour 350 Grand Large http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1607-new-boat-dufour-350-grand-large.html New boat: Dufour 350 Grand Large
From the bird's eye view, the Dufour 350 looks like a race boat, with the beam carried far aft. That trickle-down feature from racers to cruisers has been a boon to sailboat designers because it increases the interior volume, allowing for more cruising gear and features inside the boat and more space in the cockpit. Dufour's designer, Felci Yacht Design...]]>
New boat: Arcona 380 http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1592-new-boat-arcona-380.html New boat: Arcona 380
Sweden's Arcona Yachts built its reputation with durable, no-nonsense boats. The Arcona 380 is a 37-foot, nine-tenths fractional rig, bluewater boat designed as a successor to the venerable Arcona 400....]]>
Test sail: ASA First 22 http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1573-test-sail-asa-first-22.html Test sail: ASA First 22
There is a laundry list of things that make a sail-training boat great and most of them are based on compromises. It needs to be big enough to be comfortable for an instructor and at least a few stude...]]>
New boat: J/97E http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1553-new-boat-j_97e.html New boat: J/97E
 It’s a testament to the progressive design of the original J/97 that the new boat, the J/97 Evolution, required only modest design upgrades to make it stylistically competitive with the brand-...]]>
New boat: Koopmans 28 SQ http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1525-new-boat-koopmans-28-sq.html New boat: Koopmans 28 SQ
It’s said that the Dutch invented daysailing, and Didden Jachtbouw’s Koopmans 28 SQ daysailer shows that the Dutch still know how to enjoy a day on the water.  A good daysailer need only sa...]]>
New boat: Island Packet SP Cruiser Mk 2 http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1518-new-boat-island-packet-sp-cruiser-mk-2.html New boat: Island Packet SP Cruiser Mk 2
Sailors who cruise in regions that experience summer calms will love Island Packet’s SP Cruiser Mk 2. The SP is a motorsailer designed as a cross between a trawler and sailboat; a boat equally at ho...]]>
New boat: Arbor 26 http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1487-new-boat-arbor-26.html New boat: Arbor 26
Appearances can be deceiving. From a distance the Arbor 26 looks like a modern, fast weekender with a nine-tenths fractional rig and the profile of an Open 60, but a closer look shows its inner beauty: The Arbor 26 has a finely crafted wood hull....]]>
New boat: Aureus XV Absolute http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1466-new-boat-aureus-xv-absolute.html New boat: Aureus XV Absolute

 

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New boat: Saphire 27 http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1452-new-boat-saphire-27.html New boat: Saphire 27

 

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New boat: Wylo 35.5 http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1440-new-boat-wylo-355.html New boat: Wylo 35.5
All sailors are part adventurer. We love the freedom of backing out of a slip and motoring away from the marina heading for open water. Although most of us will have to head back to our daily lives, a lucky few get to continue the adventure. For those sailors, there is the Wylo 35.5, a steel-hulled, bluewater, high-latitude stomping machine meant to take sailors from tropical paradise to icebergs ...]]>
New boat: Tattoo 26 http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1429-new-boat-tattoo-26.html New boat: Tattoo 26
The Tattoo 26, is a trailerable, 26-foot motorsailer built by Paul Sharp and Laura MacGregor Sharp. Laura is the daughter of Roger MacGregor, designer and builder of the MacGregor 26. Tattoo Yachts uses the MacGregor 26 hull and deck molds. Building the Tattoo 26 from established molds means that it is a proven design, and buyers can sail-or motor-their new boats with confidence. It also means t...]]>
New boat: Pogo 30 http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1417-new-boat-pogo-30.html New boat: Pogo 30
Southern France is known for its sunny beaches, and the yacht designers at Finot-Conq must have had those destinations in mind when they designed the beachable Pogo 30. The 30-footer, a fractionally rigged racer-cruiser built by Chantier Naval Structures, has an optional hydraulically operated keel, an 8-foot ballasted fin that rotates back under the boat in shallow water giving the boat a 3-foot ...]]>
New boat: Salona 33 http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1406-new-boat-salona-33.html New boat: Salona 33
The only Roman Emperor to retire from the job was Diocletian, who abdicated because of poor health and moved to Salona, Dalmatia, now called Split, Croatia. It's the home of AB Boat Co., builders of the new Salona 33, a highly customizable 33-foot racer-cruiser. AB Boats chose the brand name Salona to reflect the region's history and bring to mind Diocletian's beautiful retirement palace, which ...]]>
J/88 http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1393-j_88.html J/88
Scan a marina and it's easy to pick out the J/Boats. Even the older models have a certain Indy Car rake to the cabintrunk, a simplicity to the deck and cockpit layouts, and a overall lean-looking, tense spring to the sheerline that gives the impression of a boat that is coiled and ready to bite. That look is carried forward to the next generation of J Boats, in the new 29-foot J/88. Designed as ...]]>
New boat: Keus 22 Short Tacks http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1379-new-boat-keus-22-short-tacks.html New boat: Keus 22 Short Tacks
The Dutch, with their tidal estuaries and narrow canals, are masters of confined, shallow-water sailing. The Keus 22, a new daysailer from The Netherlands, keeps Dutch sailing performance but shakes off the traditional bulky look by combining modern design and boatbuilding materials with a sporty sailplan to build a boat that can sail on the morning dew and turn circles in a canal the size of a cr...]]>
New boat: Motive 25R http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1369-new-boat-motive-25r.html New boat: Motive 25R
Polynesians sailed outrigger-stabilized canoes across the Pacific Ocean, possibly sailing as far east as Mexico, settling islands along the way. One can only speculate what they might have accomplished in the new Motive 25R, an adventure-sport trimaran from Motive Trimarans. Designer Pete Ansel is a motorcycle racer and the trimaran's appearance is clearly influenced by his hobby. From the rever...]]>
New Boat: Farr Bavaria One http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1354-new-boat-farr-bavaria-one.html New Boat: Farr Bavaria One

 

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New boat: Yarmouth 22 http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1338-new-boat-yarmouth-22.html New boat: Yarmouth 22
The Fisher Yarmouth 22 is a small cruiser designed by David Freeman, built in Sri Lanka by Neil Marine, and detailed and commissioned by the Fisher Boat Co. in southern England. That's a long way for a small boat to travel, but that's the Y22 for you. It's built to go the distance. The boat has an RCD class B rating, which means it's designed for offshore passages. The first thing that catches the...]]>
New boat: Sage 17 http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1333-new-boat-sage-17.html New boat: Sage 17
Golden, Colorado, is famous for Coors beer, but the Rocky Mountain city is not known for its boatbuilding industry. That may change with the Sage 17, an innovative, 16-foot, 10-inch pocket cruiser designed by Jerry Montgomery and built in Golden by Sage Marine. Montgomery designed stability into the 17 by fastening a carbon fiber deck on the composite hull to lighten the boat above the waterline. ...]]>
New boat: Catalina 385 http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1323-new-boat-catalina-385.html New boat: Catalina 385
Catalina Yacht's latest 5-series boats are the culmination of 40 years of experience designing and building cruising sailboats. The third boat of the series is the 39-foot Catalina 385, a down-home cruiser that comfortably accommodates a family for an extended cruise. That's possible because the 385 is not a compromise racer-cruiser, it's a full blown cruiser with all the amenities, including a w...]]>
New boat: Presto 30 http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1294-new-boat-presto-30.html New boat: Presto 30

 

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New boat: Beneteau First 20 http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1299-new-boat-beneteau-first-20.html New boat: Beneteau First 20
Pocket cruisers are known for cramming comfort into confined spaces and for economical cruising. The traditional performance design features found in faster sailboats are expensive and can kill the fun of a pocket cruiser; long low waterlines let spray into the cockpit, big sails are a chore to handle on a small deck, and tender steering does not make for relaxing cruising. The Beneteau First 20 i...]]>
New boat: Beneteau First 20 http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1275-new-boat-beneteau-first-20.html New boat: Beneteau First 20
Pocket cruisers are known for cramming comfort into confined spaces and for economical cruising. The traditional performance design features found in faster sailboats are expensive and can kill the fun of a pocket cruiser; long low waterlines let spray into the cockpit, big sails are a chore to handle on a small deck, and tender steering does not make for relaxing cruising. The Beneteau First 20 i...]]>
New boat: Zen 24 http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1273-new-boat-zen-24.html New boat: Zen 24

 

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New boat: Norseboat 21.5 http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1263-new-boat-norseboat-215.html New boat: Norseboat 21.5

 

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New boat: Aeroyacht’s Alpha 42 http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1252-new-boat-aeroyachts-alpha-42.html New boat: Aeroyacht’s Alpha 42
Yacht designers struggle to balance beauty and functionality. The Aeroyacht Alpha 42 meets the challenge with style. Gregor Tarjan, who came up with the concept for the boat "took what clients want, all the best features and put them into one boat." His credo for the build, "What looks good, flies good," comes from his jet-pilot brother, and Tarjan took those words to heart. He joined forces with ...]]>
New boat: VX One http://sailingmagazine.net/article-1234-new-boat-vx-one.html New boat: VX One
The first fast, small keelboats were Stars, then came Solings, then the Viper 640 and now, 15 years after the introduction of the 640, comes the VX One. It's no surprise this planing, surfing high-performance racing keelboat is the offspring of Viper 640 designer Brian Bennett. He set out to design and build an two-person, affordable, transportable boat with fangs sharper than the Viper. The VX O...]]>