Morris M42 • Simple elegance and swift sailing make this new weekender some-thing special During September’s Newport International Boat Show, we had the opportunity to go for an evening sail aboard the new Morris 42 Weekender on Narragansett Bay (R.I.). On board with us were Tom Morris, founder of Morris
Jenneau 49 • The 49 classic with the new Performance Package puts a lot of pace in a proven passagemaker The new Performance 49, which is being introduced this year with a taller rig, slab reefing main, foil furling headsail, a full spinnaker package and deeper high performance keel, should
J/92 • At the other end of the design spectrum, J/Boats is bringing an updated version of the popular J/92 to the market. The new J/92s is a simple, stable 30-foot sprit boat that has an inboard diesel, an enclosed head and simple accommodations for coastal cruising. A modern dual-purpose
J/124 • The folks at J/Boats always march to the beat of their own drum, and they have thousands of sailors who hear that beat and follow. Last winter they launched the new J/124 that is designed to appeal to sailors who want something pure and simple in their boats.
Lagoon 420 • Lagoon Catamarans, which is part of Group Beneteau, remains a leader in production cruising catamaran design and construction. The company has supplied hundreds of boats to charter fleets around the world and hundreds of private owners are out there cruising and living aboard their commodious floating homes.
Morris M42 • Maine boatbuilder Morris Yachts introduced their M36 two years ago, and the new daysailer/ weekender was such a success that the company is now introducing a big sister in the form of the Morris M42. Designed by Sparkman & Stephens, the M42 is an elegant cruiser with
Najad 440 AC • From Najad Yachts in Sweden, the new Najad 440 AC offers coastal and world girdling sailors a cruising boat that combines a sleek, fast Judel/Vrolijk design with the proven quality and style of one of Sweden's top builders. The 440 has two configurations - aft cockpit
New Moon 25 • Eastsail Yachts has been building traditional pocket cruisers near the New Hampshire coastline for a generation. This summer the company launched the New Moon 25, drawn by Yankee yacht designer Eliot Spalding. With a springy sheer, spoon bow and outboard rudder, the new boat looks salty
Northwind 68 • Spanish boatbuilder Northwind, based in Barcelona, has a long history of building custom and semi-custom cruising boats. The Northwind 68 is the latest semi- custom cruiser to be launched from their yard. The big sloop was designed and built to offer her owners fine sailing qualities and
Island Packet SP Cruiser • In the past few years interest in motorsailers for extended cruising has seen a renaissance as sailors moving up in age and some new cruisers contemplate the pleasures of a truly comfortable doghouse from which to watch the world go by. The new Island Packet