Hanse 315

Hanse's new addition is small but mighty  (published June 2016) Hanse Yachts builds big impressive boats. The German manufacturer’s 67-foot flagship recently splashed in Europe and it is a muscle-bound speedster. But sometimes, it takes extra know-how to build small rather than big and the Germans have gotten it right

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The Age of Super Cruisers

In this modern gilded age, family cruising boats have grown and grown and grown  (published May 2016) It has happened so gradually and so steadily over the last 15 years that you would hardly have noticed that the average size of a family cruising boat has increased to the point

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Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 62

First sea trials aboard hull number one of a rockin' new flagship  (published September 2016) It’s not often that I get the scoop on a new design, much less one that is built across the Atlantic where European builders play their cards close to their vests. So, this summer, I

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Jeanneau 54

The new Philippe Briand design is a family cruiser with passagemaking capabilities  (published March 2016) The first thing you notice about the new Jeanneau 54 as you walk down the dock is just how large the boat is for a 54 footer. The transom with its wide fold-down swim platform

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Catalina 425

First Look  (published February 2016) This spring Catalina Yachts—America’s leading builder of production sailboats—will launch their all new Catalina 425, and while still built to the high standards of the whole Catalina line, the new boat is definitely a refreshing new take on what a mid-sized family cruisers can be.

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Beneteau Oceanis 41.1

The new Oceanis 41.1 is a stylish re-boot of the classic Oceanis 41 with many improvements  (published April 2016) The lovely Miami morning that we got to sail the new Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 on Biscayne Bay right after the Strictly Sail Miami show, the sun was warm and bright and

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Jeanneau 64

Jeanneau's new 64-foot flagship is a luxury yacht that is a perfect combination of sailing quality, fine styling and practical value  (published February 2016) The Jeanneau 64 is a big boat, no two ways about it. From the floating docks in Annapolis as we gathered to go out for a

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Delphia 40.3

Built in Poland, the Delphia 40.3 is a classic cruising sloop that can be configured in many ways to suit each buyer's needs  (published January 2016) The morning after the Annapolis Sailboat Show that we got to go for a test sail of the 40.3, the breeze was light and

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