2018 Miami Sailboat Show Preview

For the last decade or more, the sailboat section of the big Miami boat show, called Strictly Sail Miami, has been held at Bayside at Miamarina near downtown Miami. The powerboat section of the show moved to Virginia Key, next to Key Biscayne, two years ago and has settled in

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Dufour Grand Large 460

The French builder dials in the sweet spot with their new, three-cabin ultra-modern family cruiser, complete with built-in grill  (published March 2017) Good ideas are catching. Once you’ve had one, it’s only natural to want to leverage it. That’s why French builder, Dufour, picked the most popular features from their

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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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Dufour 560

Performance and comfort combine to create a cruiser that will be happy at sea or anchor  (published October 2014) The spinnaker had just filled and was getting trimmed when someone hollered, “Heat it up!” I obliged from the windward helm and then watched our boatspeed jump while I brought us

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