2021 January 1
Dear Boat Doctor, I am having some problems with my Raymarine autopilot. It’s an older unit and worked great right up until it didn’t. It’s a ST6000+ control with a Type 300 computer and a Typ
2020 December 28

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Features  Keeping a legend sailing Two fathers and sons take on a pair of refits to bring new life to an 85-year-old classic Paradise bound, sanctuary found A liveaboard couple finds sol
2020 December 5

In the dark of the night in the far south Atlantic, Jean Le Cam, right, rescued fellow solo skipper, Kevin Escoffier, left, after his boat broke in two and sank in the Vendée Globe Race

"I need assistance. I am sinking. This is not a joke. MAYDAY.”That was the last message Kevin Escoffier was able to send from his foiling IMOCA 60 PRB before it sank in the  South Atlant
2020 December 1

Just 16 miles from San Diego, Mexico’s Coronado Islands are a perfect spot for a staycation cruise

Exotic destinations will always have their allure, but 2020 has been the year of the staycation. For landlubbers, it meant camping in the backyard, but for sailors it became the perfect excuse to beco
2020 November 1
Dear Boat Doctor, I am setting up my boat for long-range cruising and trying to be as self-sufficient as possible. I can cover my electrical needs with solar panels. My watermaker produces all the wa
2020 November 1

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Features  Fun for a good cause  Narragansett Bay fills with sailors in the Sail for Hope race  Wizards of wood Van Dam Custom Yachts launches its latest creation, the 44-f
2020 November 1

Night vision devices can be an important tool in safe sailing in the dark

Although night-vision technology has been available to sailors for many years, most people find their first purchase a bit daunting. And for good reason: there’s a great deal to know and understand.
2020 November 1

With clever interior design, this new cruising cat feels bigger than 42 feet

Leopard Catamarans has 25 years of cruising catamaran experience. The result is this new 42-foot model that builds off the success of the Leopard 40 model along with advances in styling made with the
2020 November 1

This elegant cruising catamaran has speed and sailability

The French catamaran builder Catana started building cruising cats 20 years ago, and at that time, cruising cats were far from mainstream. If you went to the Annapolis boat show back then you might se
2020 November 1

Experts in cold-molded boatbuilding, Van Dam Custom Yachts launches its latest creation, the 44-foot Italmas on Michigan’s Lake Charlevoix

On a perfect summer day, the 44-foot Italmas sailed across Northern Michigan’s Lake Charlevoix with a bone in her teeth. At first glance, she might be mistaken for a classic from another century wit
2020 November 1

SAILING’s editors share their picks for holiday gift giving

Every sailors needs a great knife. Both of these feature a blunt tip, one-handed opening, and steel that will stand the test of time. Spyderco’s Atlantic Salt Green with integrated shackle key,
2020 October 1

When ‘Fast is Fun’ is designed to cruise, you get a swift passagemaker

There’s really no way to talk about the Santa Cruz 52 without stating the obvious: It’s fun to go fast. Bill Lee, who designed the SC52 along with several other sleek and speedy sailboats of varyi
2020 October 1

When a designer takes on a crowd as a client, the result is an offshore cruiser that pleases the masses

I was cruising through Facebook one morning and I saw a post that referenced a “Robert Perry Yacht Design Fan Club.” I thought it must be a joke, so I did a search. I found a very well-compos
2020 October 1

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Features  Farewell to brothers of the sea John Kretschmer shares memories of Larry Pardey and Marvin Creamer  New Boat Showcase Canceled boat shows aren’t keeping manufacture
2020 October 1

John Kretschmer shares memories of Larry Pardey and Marvin Creamer, two sailors who helped shape him and led the way to his life under sail

People who inspire us are those who find a way to launch dreams, to launch voyages, to sidestep conventional wisdom and sober, well-intentioned advice, and lead lives that are truly their own. They us
2020 October 1

Modern marine paints don’t take well to buffing, but polishing with a ceramic coating can bring new life to old paint jobs

Marine paint has come a long way. Modern paints are amazing, they are shiny and colorful, abrasive resistant and survive many years under the punishing rays of the sun. They stand up well, but over ti

Perry on Design

  • After 50 years and hundreds of designs, Bob Perry revisits one of his classics and redesigns it for the modern era

  • With a racer-cruiser pedigree, this performance cruiser will make speedy offshore passages

  • This elegant cruiser is meant for ocean sailing

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