For the last decade or more, the sailboat section of the big Miami boat show, called Strictly Sail Miami, has been held at Bayside at Miamarina near downtown Miami. The powerboat section of the show moved to Virginia Key, next to Key Biscayne, two years ago and has settled in
It is not the size of your boat that matters, it is the size of your dreams (published June/July 2017) Back in the Seventies, I had the good luck to be invited to join my old friend John Kiley aboard his Tahiti ketch Josepha for a cruise from Jamaica to
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
BWS's annual guide to great monohulls for coastal cruising, weekending and daysailing (published June/July 2016) BWS has always been published for sailors who sail over the ocean’s horizon as they head to new landfalls whether that is down the coast or to some foreign land. But, BWS is also for
First Look (published February 2016) This spring Catalina Yachts—America’s leading builder of production sailboats—will launch their all new Catalina 425, and while still built to the high standards of the whole Catalina line, the new boat is definitely a refreshing new take on what a mid-sized family cruisers can be.
New Cruising Monohulls for 2016 AZUREE 46 This new performance cruiser from Turkish builder Sirena epitomizes much of what is trending in the modern cruising fleet. The boat has a plumb bow and short sprit for downwind sails, a wide beam aft with hard chines and a broad fold down
Whether you are looking for your first boat or down-sizing from a larger cruising boat, there are plenty of pocket cruising boats out there that span the spectrum from traditional to the ultra-modern. In the following gallery, you’ll see that small is indeed beautiful. BAVARIA Designed by Farr and built
Catalina Reinvents the Sport Cruiser As we motored the new Catalina 275 out of Annapolis and into the Chesapeake Bay on a cloudy almost windless afternoon that was threatening showers, I felt the liveliness of the tiller and rudder in my hand as the prop wash from the sail drive