Jenneau Sun Odyssey 39DS

Jenneau Sun Odyssey 39DS • The Sun Odyssey 54DS that was introduced several years ago set a trend for the French builder that continues to steamroll along. The DS designs have been so well accepted around the world by those looking for comfort and elegance that it is no surprise

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Jenneau Sun Odyssey 42i

Jenneau Sun Odyssey 42i • As Jeanneau has been innovating with its production techniques by introducing injection molded decks, they have also been innovating with hull and rig designs that will set the boats apart in the cruising fleet and on the race course as true racer-cruisers with a strong

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Najad 44AC

Najad 44AC • The new Najad 44AC (aft cockpit), which was introduced in Sweden in 2006, makes its U.S. debut this fall. A real departure for Najad, the 44AC is the first aft cockpit design launched by the builder and the first to be styled by noted yacht stylist Dick

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Sun Fast 3200

SUN FAST 3200 • Popular sailboat manufacturer Jeanneau’s 50th anniversary is this year, and to celebrate, they debuted a boat that will change your image of daysailers. Resembling an Open 60 more than a classic cruiser, the new Sun Fast 3200 is a new breed of racer-cruiser. Designed by Daniel

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Tartan 4300

TARTAN 4300 • In the August issue of BWS, we ran a full design review of the new soon-to-be launched Tartan 4300. Hull number one is due to premiere at the Newport (R.I.) boat show in September. The new boat has a number of unique and interesting features. The hull

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Island Packet 465

Island Packet 465 • BWS stopped by the Island Packet plant in Florida this summer to see the first 465 under construction. The new boat is distinctive in several ways but still maintains the builder’s high standards and dedication to safe, comfortable cruising boats. The first thing we noticed was

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Wauquiez Centurian 40s

WAUQUIEZ CENTURIAN 40s • One of the most venerable names in European boat building, Wauquiez has a well earned reputation for crafting elegant, performance cruising boats. The new Centurion 40s continues the company’s tradition. The hull and deck are infusion moldings that have a high strength to weight ratio. With

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Oyster 53

Oyster 53 • On a 1,400-mile offshore sea trial BWS puts the Oyster 53 through its paces in all conditions and comes away impressed Sailing into headwinds of 18 to 22 knots in the shallow waters off of northern Florida is never all that much fun, particularly with an easterly

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Island Packet SP Cruiser

Rain or shine, deep water or shoal, IPY's new 41-foot motorsailer will take you there and back in comfort and at amazing speeds Biscayne Bay and the sounds of South Florida are not Blue Water Sailing's usual sailing grounds, not the least because the water is anything but blue and

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Lagoon 420 Hybrid

Lagoon 420 Hybrid • Lagoon Catamarans, a member of the giant Group Beneteau, has become one of the world's leading catamaran builders. The company has built hundreds of boats for charter fleets around the world and even more for cruisers looking for solid, well-built cruising boats that are never short

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