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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 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
Technique
2019 February 1 - 12:00 am

This little known method can keep your anchor from dragging in rough conditions

Menacing clouds and increasing wind announced that a powerful storm was about to cross over the British Virgin Islands. We were tucked into outlying Anegada, the area’s flattest and most unprotected
Used Boat Notebook
2019 January 1 - 12:00 am

This pocket cruiser and popular club racer is built for speed and comfort

Opinions vary widely when talk turns to the Tanzer 26, the Canadian-built masthead sloop that was popular in 1970s and 1980s. Some sailors contend the recreational sailboat offers just about everythin
Used Boat Notebook
2018 October 1 - 12:00 am

A diminutive sturdy cruiser that is capable of mighty bluewater passages

If there was ever a question about whether the Southern Cross 28 is bluewater capable, Donna Lange’s two solo circumnavigations aboard the compact cutter surely answered it. Lange sailed her 1982 In
Features
2018 September 1 - 12:00 am

Solitude and untouched beauty in the Spanish Virgin Islands off Puerto Rico’s east coast make this charter feel like old time Caribbean

Talk to sailors who cruised the British Virgin Islands back in the 1970s and you’ll hear about remote anchorages with no other boats in sight, pristine beaches void of people and a quiet natural beauty that nourished the soul. By the time Twe chartered there for the first time in 2004, the lovely islands had morphed into something different, not better or worse, merely changed by controlled real estate development and a growing number of residents and boats. The BVI, which remains one of our favorite sailing destinations, had become, in a word, commercialized.
Features
2018 March 1 - 12:00 am

Over the course of two years, the Alden 44 Tioga sailed an Atlantic loop, with 33 friends and family taking turns crewing

It began with a dream of sailing bluewater. In 2008, Philip Kersten, owner of the 1978 Alden 44 sloop Tioga, assembled a rookie crew to sail from Nahant, Massachusetts, just north of Boston, to Bermud

Perry on Design

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

  • This elegant cruising catamaran has speed and sailability

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

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