Island Packet 440

Island Packet 440 • Island Packet has been building full-keel cruising boats since the 1970s and this year will be adding the Island Packet 440 to its line. Following the success of the IP37, the 440 is the first aft cockpit model in the 40-plus-foot range in the past six

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Oceanis Clipper 523

Oceanis Clipper 523 • Beneteau will be introducing the Océanis Clipper 523 this fall to replace the Beneteau 50. Designer Groupe Finot kept an eye to luxury and comfort as well as reliability and cruising range when designing this newest generation in Beneteau's line of performance cruisers. And with 16

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Oyster 82

Oyster 82 • Designed by Rob Humphreys as a scaled-down superyacht, the new Oyster 82 is the superlative performance cruiser. The characteristic Oyster deck saloon provides enough room for a small soirée in addition to a more than adequate nav station to starboard, and allows for a full engine room

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Privilege 495

Privilege 495 • Designed for both charter work and private, long distance cruising, the Privilege 495 couples the comfort afforded by a larger catamaran with the safety and performance demanded by those planning to move aboard. At 49 feet, five inches long and 24 feet, five inches wide, the 495

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Wauquiez Pilot Salon 47

WAUQUIEZ PILOT SALON 47 • Henri Wauquiez began building boats in 1965 and at the turn of the century launched the pilothouse series by the Berret/Racoupeau design team with the Pilot Salon 40, and now the new Wauquiez Pilot Salon 47. With the pilothouse, Wauquiez sought to combine the sailing

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X-46

X-46 • At the leading edge of high-performance cruisers, the X-Yachts fleet has been claiming silver in European IMS racing circuits. Among them, the new X-46 has earned its fair share of mantle-ware in the Med and will be new to the U.S. Zambia at the boat shows this fall

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J/65

J/65 • The new J/65 redefines performance cruising in a boat that will be a couple’s “ultimate” passagemaker This spring J/Boats, based in Newport, Rhode Island, will launch the first of two new 65-foot performance cruising boats that are now in build at Pearson Composites in nearby Warren, R.I.. Although

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Najad 440

Najad 440 Passagemaker • Swedish-built to a Judel/Vrolijk design, the Najad 440 will raise the bar for comfort and speed among midsize offshore cruising boats We have long had a partiality for cruising boats with LOAs in the mid-40s and water-lines in the high 30s. Boats of this sizeare large

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Navy 44

Navy 44 • The dark blue hulls of the U.S. Naval Academy 44s are familiar sights at offshore races, and the veteran McCurdy & Rhodes design will be replaced, beginning in 2005, with a boat from Pedrick Yacht Designs. It is not a boat, according to the U.S. Navy, it

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Pacific Seacraft 31

Taking Pacific Seacraft’s 31 for a sail was like meeting an old friend The economics of boatbuilding favor the construction of large boats. A 45-foot boat takes up practically the same amount of room on the shop floor as a 31-foot boat, but the return on the bigger boat is,

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