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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September Boat Show Preview 2017

With the fall boat shows ahead, here’s BWS’s overview of what's new and interesting in the cruising marketplace among monohulls  (published September 2017) [caption id="attachment_10337" align="alignleft" width="246"] Amel 55[/caption] Amel The French builder Amel has long been a unique player in the cruising market and their boats have been likened

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Catalina 425 ‘Circumnavigation’

With the owner and designer aboard, BWS takes hull number one of the new 425 off on an adventure (published October 2016) There is something about a tropical isle on the horizon that calls to me, as it does to just about every cruising sailor. The turquoise water of the

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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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Go Small, Go Far, Go Now

BWS's annual guide to great monohulls for coastal cruising, weekending and daysailing  (published June/July 2016) BWS has always been published for sailors who sail over the ocean’s horizon as they head to new landfalls whether that is down the coast or to some foreign land. But, BWS is also for

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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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