Grand Soleil 46LC

The new Grand Soleil 46LC is a very interesting, high quality cruiser that will take her owners anywhere in style, comfort and speed  (published April 2018) Grand Soleil is an Italian builder of fine cruising and racing boats that has been a European leader for more than four decades and

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Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490

The latest generation of Sun Odyssey combines innovative design details with a true performance cruising hull and rig and a bright, comfortable interior  (published April 2018) The brand new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490 was introduced at the Miami International Boat show in February to rave reviews. The 490 is the

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Beneteau 46.1

(published October 2018) When Beneteau launched the all new Oceanis 51.1 last winter at the Miami boat show, it was obvious that the new line of designs under the Oceanis banner was going to revolutionize the brand. With a hard chine that runs the full length from bow to stern,

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Summer Sailing Vacation Guide

How to plan a summer sailing vacation that will take you to new cruising grounds and help you build cruising skills along the way  (published March 2018) Before we took off to sail our own boat on an extended cruise that ended up being a circumnavigation, Rosie wanted to build

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Maverick’s Atlantic Adventures: Day 5

Newport, RI to Cowes, England: Now 896 miles from Newport, RI, and south of the Grand Banks, this is not the North Atlantic we imaged…are we headed to England or Antigua?   Yesterday morning (Saturday June 30), something unusual happened that tells you precisely the puzzlement we are all experiencing

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The Rebirth of Island Packet

(published April 2018) Over the weekend of March 16 and 17, something happened that many sailing industry veterans had hoped for but never quite believed would occur: Island Packet Yachts had a large, friendly IPY Owners’ Rendezvous at the factory in Largo, Florida. More than 60 owners representing 33 boats

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Moody Deck Saloon 54

The new Bill Dixon design is a proper yacht that a couple could easily sail around the world  (published March 2018) It was a beautiful autumn morning when I met up with the new owners of the Moody 54 that had been in the just finished Annapolis Sailboat Show. The

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