Italian builder Grand Soleil has a reputation for building high quality, stylish performance cruisers that acquit themselves very well on the race course or in point-to-point events. The new 44 completes their performance line with a boat that will sail rings around most cruising boats. It comes in either a Performance version that is fitted out for cruising or a Race version that emphasizes race course crew work and efficiency. Both versions have airy, classic interiors that will be great for weeks away with the family or a hard weekend of regatta sailing. If you want to sail a Porsche, the GS 44 is for you. Read more.