2018 Jeanneau 44 Deck Salon

The combination of a Philippe Briand designed hull and an interior and deck design by Franck Darnet [&] Flahault Design has yielded a boat that is not only a joy to sail, but exceptionally comfortable. All sheets are lead aft to the helm to make sail handling very simple for

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Cruising Guide to the Western Caribbean

For a change of pace, spend a winter cruising from Florida to the Western Caribbean and back. Here’s how  (published May 2018) For U.S. east coast cruisers looking to extend their cruising experience beyond the Bahamas, a Western Caribbean cruise offers an adventurous alternative to the more common Eastern Caribbean

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Beneteau Launches Fall Season: Showcases New Boats

BWS just spent two lovely days sailing new boats on Narraganset Bay. Group Beneteau launched their U.S. fall season by bringing five new boats to Newport and then inviting yachting journalists from all over the world to come and try them out.  Of note for all cruisers is the brand

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Maverick’s Atlantic Adventure Last Blog

Landfall in Cowes after 3,100 Miles from Newport The sun was just rising as we closed in on the Needles, those chalky, wave-worn cliffs that mark the western entrance to the Solent, the Isle of Wight and Cowes, which marked the end of our 3,100-mile transatlantic passage aboard Maverick. For

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2018 Miami Sailboat Show Preview

For the last decade or more, the sailboat section of the big Miami boat show, called Strictly Sail Miami, has been held at Bayside at Miamarina near downtown Miami. The powerboat section of the show moved to Virginia Key, next to Key Biscayne, two years ago and has settled in

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