Island Packet 440

Island Packet 440 • The new aft-cockpit Island Packet 440 promises liveaboard comfort in an offshore cruiser Getting underway offered little relief from the heat of the day as we headed out of Newport Harbor, R.I., and shaped for the Cape Cod Canal and Hingham, Mass., beyond. Though this two-day

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Lagoon 500

Lagoon 500 • The new 50-foot cruising catamaran from Lagoon provides owners with a fine sailing catamaran that is brimming with innovations and luxurious living spaces The new Lagoon 500 had its American debut at this fall’s Annapolis Sailboat Show and despite the rain, the boat was well received and

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Santa Cruz 53C

SANTA CRUZ 53C • Known for their successful ultralight racers, Santa Cruz Yachts unveiled their first fully dedicated performance cruiser at the Oakland boat show. The Santa Cruz 53C has the same hull form as the racy 52 but features portholes and has been simplified for shorthanded sailing. Whereas the

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Seawind 1160

SEAWIND 1160 • Designed and built in Australia, the new Seawind 1160 is the sister ship to the highly successful Seawind 1000 and 1200. Conceived as a pure cruising boat with excellent performance characteristics, the 1160's builders set out to create a boat that was light but offshore worthy, simple

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Shannon Shoalsailer 35

SHANNON SHOALSAILER 35 • With a home in the Florida Keys and a desire to explore them by sail, shallow coastal gunkholing rather than ocean passages were the inspiration for designer Walt Schulz’s Shoalsailers by Shannon Yachts. The Shoalsailer 35 is the second in the line and boasts the ability

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J/124

J/124 • J/Boats is renowned for its high performance cruisers that serve it up from the racecourse to a summer cruise. The design for the new J/65 was reviewed in BWS’s June issue, and though hull number one was launched this summer, you won’t see her at the fall shows

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Kanter Bougainvillea 65

Kanter Bougainvillea 65 • Designed around its creature comforts as much as on-the-water performance, the aluminum Kanter Bougainvillea 65 delivers luxurious living in a Chuck Paine–designed package. Since the owners planned to spend much time on the dock, the large cockpit was designed to emulate a porch by eliminating the

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Lagoon 500

Lagoon 500 • It will be hard to miss the new Lagoon 500 at Annapolis this fall. The 51-foot-long, 28-foot-wide cat was designed by Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot Prevost for ocean crossings and luxurious cruising. They say it is as roomy as a house, but let us be

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Leopard 43

Leopard 43 • A name already well established in cruising circles, Leopard Catamarans launched the new Leopard 43 designed by Simonis-Voogd. Leopard is the private sales branch of The Moorings and the charter version, the Moorings 4300, will soon be found in Moorings' fleets around the world. Though many associate

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Malo 40

Malo 40 • Based on Orust Island in Sweden, a stone’s throw from where Najad and Hallberg-Rassy got their start, Malö Yachts has been building sailboats since 1939, and fishing boats for generations before that. The hardy North Sea conditions that shaped the coastline seem to have made their mark

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