Ovni 395

Ovni 395 • Another unique introduction from a French builder this fall is the Ovni 395 built by Alubat Yachts on France's Atlantic Coast. Designed by Philippe Briand, the 395 is a hard-chined aluminum hull cruiser that has a lifting keel and kick-up rudder. With only a one-foot, 11-inch draft

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Wauquiez PS41

WAUQUIEZ PILOT SALON 41 • Wauquiez Yachts has two Pilot Saloon models that are available this year in the U.S., the new Wauquiez PS 41 and the PS 47 that was introduced last year. The PS 41 evolved from the successful PS 40 and incorporates many ergonomic details and refinements

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AERODNYE REBORN

Aerodyne. Longtime readers of BWS will know that we have kept an eye on Aerodyne Yachts since we saw the first Rodger Martin—designed 38 at the Newport International Boat Show and over the years have run reviews of all four of the Aerodyne models. Aerodyne Yachts began life in South

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Tartan 3400

TARTAN 3400 • The new Tartan 3400 combines high-tech construction and modern design with classic Tartan styling The name Tartan has become synonymous with enduring cruising boats that combine satisfying sailing performance with top construction and comfortable, well thought out accommodations. In the company's portfolio of boats that have become

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Swan 46

SWAN 46 • After a decade's focus on fully-crewed racing boats, Nautor's Swan reinvents its blue-water cruising identity with the Swan 46 Since the company's 1967 debut with the Swan 36, Nautor's Swan has been a leading name in top-end racer/ cruisers. In recent years their designs have moved increasingly

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Shannon 43

THE SHANNON 43 proves her versatility and timeless appeal on a 400-mile sea trial The Walter Schultz' designed Shannon 43 first turned heads in 1986, and after 20 years of production her classic look, seaworthy construction and sailing performance have proven her to be a hardy bluewater cruiser with timeless

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Island Packet 440

Island Packet 440 • The new aft-cockpit Island Packet 440 promises liveaboard comfort in an offshore cruiser Getting underway offered little relief from the heat of the day as we headed out of Newport Harbor, R.I., and shaped for the Cape Cod Canal and Hingham, Mass., beyond. Though this two-day

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Lagoon 500

Lagoon 500 • The new 50-foot cruising catamaran from Lagoon provides owners with a fine sailing catamaran that is brimming with innovations and luxurious living spaces The new Lagoon 500 had its American debut at this fall’s Annapolis Sailboat Show and despite the rain, the boat was well received and

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Santa Cruz 53C

SANTA CRUZ 53C • Known for their successful ultralight racers, Santa Cruz Yachts unveiled their first fully dedicated performance cruiser at the Oakland boat show. The Santa Cruz 53C has the same hull form as the racy 52 but features portholes and has been simplified for shorthanded sailing. Whereas the

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Seawind 1160

SEAWIND 1160 • Designed and built in Australia, the new Seawind 1160 is the sister ship to the highly successful Seawind 1000 and 1200. Conceived as a pure cruising boat with excellent performance characteristics, the 1160's builders set out to create a boat that was light but offshore worthy, simple

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