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Used Boat Notebook
2021 July 1 - 12:00 am

This midsized Canadian cutter is robustly built for bluewater passagemaking

More than 40 years after the first Cabot 36 cutter was built in Canada, the boats remain cherished by their owners and the stuff of dreams for sailors looking to purchase one.  Only 49 of these
Features
2021 July 1 - 12:00 am

The US Sailing Olympic team heads to Tokyo looking to win gold

It’s been five years since the U.S. Olympic sailing team left Brazil with single medal, Caleb Paine’s bronze in the Finn class. It was a disappointing result for the once dominant team, which was
Used Boat Notebook
2020 October 1 - 12:00 am

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
Used Boat Notebook
2020 September 1 - 12:00 am

This full-keel ketch can take sailors across oceans in comfort and safety

Arthur H. Edmunds Jr., designer of the Allied Princess 36 ketch, spent most of his life drawing sailboats. After graduating from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and completing his military service, the P
Technique
2020 August 1 - 12:00 am

Navigate the complicated waters of insuring your boat amidst hurricanes, fire and other damage

When a big storm pounds across a boat-packed harbor, some sailors shrug off the prospect of serious damage or total loss with words like, “Hey, no worries. My boat is insured.” While that may be
Used Boat Notebook
2020 July 1 - 12:00 am

This reliable 40-footer shows off the best of its cruiser-racer heritage

The C&C 121 doesn’t resemble the venerable boats designed and built by C&C Yachts from the mid-1960s into the 1980s, but the sleek, 40-foot sloop is every bit as high quality as its predeces
Used Boat Notebook
2020 June 1 - 12:00 am

This classic Alden-designed ketch is seaworthy and beautiful

Naval architect John G. Alden never got to see his traditional Fuji 35 ketch make the jump from drafting table to boat-building production line. Alden was born in 1884 and died in 1962, eleven years b
Used Boat Notebook
2020 May 1 - 12:00 am

This well-built center-cockpit cutter can take you offshore in comfort

The center-cockpit Kelly Peterson 46 has sparked plenty of discussion among sailors who favor bluewater cutters, mostly because it’s often compared with its little sister, the popular Kelly Peterson
Technique
2020 April 1 - 12:00 am

Teaming up can be an affordable route to boat ownership so long as you go into it with an agreement and a sense of whether its right for you

 A growing trend suggests more sailors are opting for joint sailboat ownership. Painted in broad strokes, the concept seems relatively simple: if two people own the boat, it translates to ha
Used Boat Notebook
2020 March 1 - 12:00 am

This rugged racer cruiser has a loyal following, making this rare early C&C a desirable used boat

The Invader was launched in 1965 during the golden age of fiberglass boat construction. This recreational cruising boat was one of the earliest C&C designs built. The Invader was designed by Geor
Used Boat Notebook
2020 February 1 - 12:00 am

This rugged bluewater cruiser offers seakindly sailing and comfort

One of the ways to learn about the Corbin 39 is to read builder Marius Corbin’s story in his own words. On the verge of creating the boat of his dreams, Corbin founded Corbin les Bateaux Inc. in Can
Features
2020 February 1 - 12:00 am
British yachtswoman Jeanne Socrates made international headlines when she became the oldest person to sail nonstop around the world, alone and unassisted. The 77-year-old sailed into Victoria, British
Used Boat Notebook
2019 November 1 - 12:00 am

This classic Chuck Paine design is a capable offshore cruiser

When Morris Yachts launched the Chuck Paine-designed Annie 29 in 1980, it attracted plenty of attention in the sailing community. Its look was in sharp contrast to Paine’s double-ended designs, the
Features
2019 October 1 - 12:00 am

A family soaks in the food, sun and perfect sailing on a charter cruise to the lesser-traveled Greek islands of the Ionian Sea

Let’s meet in Greece.” That’s how our latest sailing adventure began during a family holiday dinner conversation. My wife Christine and I, 30-something son Zack from San Francisco and 20-someth
Used Boat Notebook
2019 September 1 - 12:00 am

A proven, long-range cruiser for two that is forgiving and economical

The seaworthy Downeaster 32 was designed by Bob Poole, who founded Down East Yachts in Santa Ana, California, during the fiberglass boatbuilding heyday of the 1970s. Poole was an East Coast native and
Splashes
2019 August 1 - 12:00 am

Light air vexes the fleet on its way to Nantucket

We hoped the gale warning forecast was wrong as we set out for the 48th annual Figawi Race from Hyannis to Nantucket on Cape Cod in May. It wasn’t. But my friend Josh Antrim was committed to sailing
Used Boat Notebook
2019 August 1 - 12:00 am

This roomy, capable and well-built cruiser is ocean crossing ready

The Pacific Seacraft Orion 27 has been called many things, from an overbuilt floating apartment to the sort of boat an adventurous sailor might choose to sail around the world. During production in th
Used Boat Notebook
2019 May 1 - 12:00 am

This affordable coastal cruiser has plenty of room for entertaining

The Hunter design team was listening carefully to what potential buyers had in mind in the late 1990s when it came to building the ideal racer-cruiser, with an emphasis on the latter. The result was t
Technique
2019 April 1 - 12:00 am

How to avert disaster when your boat starts taking on water

When the Farr PH 56 Monterey sank in May 2017 during the Antigua-to-Bermuda Race, nobody was more shocked than owner and skipper Les Crane. After all, he’d sailed the boat more than 40,000 miles dur
Used Boat Notebook
2019 March 1 - 12:00 am

A roomy pocket-cruiser that’s a breeze to sail

It’s not hard to understand why the original Cal 25 appealed to so many sailors. It was relatively inexpensive, easy to maintain, comfortable below deck and fun to sail. Jensen Marine built 1,848 of

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