X-Yachts XC 45

(published September 2016-boat show preview) X-Yachts of Denmark is one of Europe’s leading builders of performance cruisers and racer-cruisers. With their northern European design ethos and reputation for high quality craftsmanship, X-Yachts is also among Europe’s premier builders of fine yachts. The XC 45 (cruising) was the first of the

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Passport 545

(published September 2016-boat show preview) The Passport 545 is a much decorated cruising boat with Cruising World’s Boat of the Year and Sail’s Best Boats awards to its credit. The boat started life as a center cockpit aft cabin design that was an immediate success. It was followed by the

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Oyster 625

(published September 2016-boat show preview) Among luxury, larger monohulls for long range cruising, the Oyster brand is one of the most famous and respected. The 625 that will be on display this fall, is a perfect example of what the modern Oyster line is all about. It is a large,

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Outremer 51

(published September 2016-boat show preview) This will be the second year that the Outremer 51 will be on display at the fall shows and we include it here because it represents the new direction Outremer is taking with their designs. BWS has sailed the 51 offshore and can vouch for

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Seascape 24

(published September 2016-boat show preview) Seascape is a Slovenian company that was founded by passionate small boat sailors and Mini-transat veterans —they sail 6.5 meter boats across the Atlantic 0cean! The team developed the Seascape 18 using principles developed for the Mini-6.5 boats but tailored for coastal racing and weekending

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Jeanneau 51 & 58

(published September 2016-boat show preview) Jeanneau continues to expand their franchise in North America and as part of the Beneteau Group they have become one of the really dominate brands in sailing and cruising. This year Jeanneau is launching their new 51 and 58 under the new Jeanneau Yachts banner.

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Marlow-Hunter 47

(published September 2016-boat show preview) The all new Marlow Hunter 47 offers her owners an aft cockpit, raised-deck saloon configuration that optimizes living space and comfort at sea. With the standard B & R rig and small headsail, the 47 will be easy to sail and should be fast off

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Gemini Freestyle 37

(published September 2016-boat show preview) And now for something completely different…The new Freestyle 37 from Gemini catamarans is a multipurpose boat for daysailing, limited coastal cruising and even serious partying. The 37 has a huge cockpit that is covered with a Bimini top that can be configured in a number

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Fountaine Pajot Lucia 40

(published September 2016-boat show preview) Introduced to the American audience at last winter’s Miami boat show, the Lucia 40 is an innovative new model in the well-established line of cruising cats from French builder Fountaine Pajot. The boat’s lines are thoroughly modern and eye-catching. The rig is tall enough to

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Discovery 21

(published September 2016-boat show preview) The new Chris White designed Discovery 21 is an all carbon and epoxy daysailer that folds up to fit neatly on a street legal trailer. The design is an evolution of the original Discovery 20 that was introduced more than 10 years ago. The 20

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