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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Corsair 970

(published September 2016-boat show preview) The 970 from Corsair is their new performance cruising model that combines many modern improvements to the concepts that have made the Corsair line of folding, performance tris so popular around the world. The 970 has a true performance main hull that is also beamy

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Catalina 425

(published September 2016-boat show preview) In an age of giantism among production boats, Catalina has remained calm and continues to design and build sensible mid-range cruising boats in the American yacht vernacular at a reasonable price. The new 425 follows the introduction and success of the new 275 two years

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Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 62

(published September 2016-boat show preview) The brand new Oceanis Yacht 62 adds a whole new dimension to the meaning of luxury production yachts. The new boat combines the design and build acumen of Groupe Beneteau from across its spectrum of yacht building companies, including the luxury Monte Carlo powerboat line.

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BAVARIA OPEN 46

(published September 2016-boat show preview) BWS attended the big multihull boat show in France last April and had a chance to get a first look at the new Bavaria Open 46 cruising cat. Bavaria Yacht bought Nautitech Catamarans recently and immediately brought out the Open 40, which is a thoroughly

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Balance 526

(published September 2016-boat show preview) The new Balance 526 cruising catamaran built by Nexus Yachts of South Africa for multihull impresario Phil Burman, is a new and elegant entry into the performance end of the market. The Balance brand was created to deliver modern, well designed and fast cats to

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Amel 55

(published September 2016-boat show preview) The Amel 55 is not exactly a new boat but in the Amel way, the 55 you see on display this fall will be a new and improved version of the 55 you might have seen last year. If you are a cruiser and have

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Elan Impression 45

The new Elan Impression 45 is a thoroughly modern family cruising boat that can be tailored to each owner's needs  (published Dec/Jan 2016-17) The afternoon after the Annapolis sailboat show that we had a chance to give the new Elan Impression 45 a sail trial turned out to be very

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