X Yachts X4 from Denmark

This thoroughly modern new design is a perfect dual-purpose boat for families who love to both race and cruise  (published August 2017) The term racer-cruiser has always given me pause primarily because it seems this moniker represents too many tradeoffs for a boat to do both well. The concept has

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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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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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Destination Denmark

BWS travels to Denmark to meet with sailing industry leaders  (published February 2014) The September morning I landed at the Billund airport in the west of Denmark was clear and warm and the breeze was blowing the tops of the trees, which augured well for the afternoon of sailing we

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