New Boat Showcase
From an ultra-fast sportboat, to a flagship with push-button sailing control, this year’s fleet of new boats has something for every type of sailor
This exciting high-performance one-design racer exploded on the regatta scene in 2023, with super sportboat performance. Designed by Mark Mills and built in Cape Town, South Africa, the boat is competitive under various rating systems and more than 70 boats have been sold worldwide. The fact that the boat fits into a 40-foot container makes it easy to hit the Caribbean winter regatta scene. There were eight boats in the U.S. fleet in 2023, and with more expected in 2024, you’ll find the hottest one-design action in this class. www.31northyachting.com
LOA 31’4”; LWL 28’9”; Beam 10’; Displ. 3,968 lb.; Draft 8’; Sail area 689 sq. ft.
Arguably the largest sailboat manufacturer in the world, Beneteau has cracked the code for making the most of interior volume without sacrificing performance. This latest entry in its cruising line makes a perfect first boat for a couple or small family. With a light and bright interior, the 37.1 packs a lot comfort features into a midsize cruiser. www.beneteau.com/en-us
LOA 39’2”; LWL 35’6”; Beam 12’10”; Draft deep 6’11”, shoal 5’4”; Displ. 15,128 lb.; Ballast deep draft 3,967 lb., shoal draft 4,342 lb.; Sail area 646 sq. ft.; Fuel 34 gal.; Water 94 gal.; Auxiliary 40-hp