Four Winns TH36

A stand out. by Ken Kreisler At a glance, the all-new outboard catamaran stands out from its peers,” says Martin Meyer, product manager for Four Winns. Photos Courtesy of Four Winns And one look at this venerated builder’s latest model is plenty of reason to get up close and personal with the new multi-hulled TH36 […]

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Sail America presents 2023 Board of Directors

Sail America, the trade association for the U.S. sailing industry, welcomed four new member to its 2023 board of directors: Beth Oliver, Offshore Sailing School; Randall Carnahan, Hilb Group NE; Dan Krier, Marine Servicenter; and Parker Stair, Bonnier Corporation. All directors are elected through the association’s standard election process. A nominating committee submits candidate names […]

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New mutihulls take on an Atlantic crossing

Helen Fretter speaks to a few of the astounding 15 new multihull owners who took part in the most recent ARC, as catamaran and multihull sailing continues to boom The explosion in multihull and catamaran sales has been well documented, with many yards reporting lead times of two years or longer as build slots sold […]

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Beneteau makes boat division appointments

As part of the “Let’s Go Beyond!” plan and the structuring of the House of Brands, the Groupe Beneteau announced the appointments of Yann Masselot as chief brands and communication officer for the boat division and Jean-François Lair as director of BENETEAU brand. The management of all the Brands and Communication of the Groupe Beneteau […]

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January 2023 Issue

January 2023 Issue On Michigan’s Sunrise Side, Cheboygan Shines Discover the surprising small city at the eastern edge of the Straits of Mackinac. Also In This Issue… Boat Test: Cruisers Yachts 50 GLS — Trust in your builder. Boat Test: Formula 387 CCF — A real magic carpet ride. Boat Spotlights: Aquila, Beneteau, Epoch, Scout […]

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Beneteau Gran Turismo 45

French connection. by Kevin Koenig From French boat building giant Beneteau comes a new express cruiser that has some exciting features that will put other boats in her class on notice. Photos Courtesy of Beneteau The Gran Turismo 45 immediately grabs the eye with a slightly curved sheerline that plays well with a low- profile […]

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How to prepare for an Atlantic crossing

Tempted to head off on an transatlantic adventure? Elaine Bunting looks at how to prepare for an Atlantic crossing in just one or two years In the spring of 2021, Laura Blom-Sipkens and her husband were chatting in their car when a thought suddenly struck her: we should take a break from work and take […]

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Beneteau Launches Two Torqeedo-Powered Electric Sailing Yachts

First 44. PHOTO BY GILLES MARTIN-RAGET Oceanis 30.1 PHOTO BY JULIEN GAZEAU Beneteau’s impressive new electric-powered Oceanis 30.1 and First 44 premiered at the Salon Nautic de Paris early in December, advancing Beneteau’s strategy focused on producing models that promote carbon-reduction and eco-friendliness. “On the product development side, we are currently focused on reducing the […]

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Beneteau launches two new electric boats

The Salon Nautic de Paris is hosting the premiere of two new electric sailing yachts from BENETEAU: the Oceanis 30.1 and the First 44. The two new offerings are the continued realization of Groupe Beneteau’s sustainability strategy, which takes a look at manufacturing processes and product development with an eye toward carbon reduction and eco-friendliness. […]

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Vision Marine names new battery partner

Vision Marine Technologies announced it has executed a production contract with Neogy, a division ofGroupe Startec Energy, a French manufacturer of specialized batteries and systems. The production contract provides for Vision Marine’s initial purchase of 240 of Neogy’s customized batteries, which have been designed to the specifications of Vision Marine. The first installment of batteries […]

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Beneteau and Contest look ahead with new electric yachts

Both Beneteau and Contest yachts are bringing out new designs with full electric drives as electric yachts continue to grow in size It’s more than five years since electric drives became the default propulsion option for new daysailer designs but they’re now also entering the mainstream for larger yachts. Beneteau’s first electric model, the Oceanis […]

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Logbook: Is Two Better Than One?

Seeing the growing trend in the multihull market, Power & Motoryacht and Sail magazine have teamed up to produce the all-new Multihull Power & Sail. Seeing the growing trend in the multihull market, Power & Motoryacht and Sail magazine have teamed up to produce the all-new Multihull Power & Sail. My first experience really cruising […]

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Route du Rhum skipper: Pip Hare

As the 2022 Route du Rhum approaches, we take a look at some of the top names set to compete in the race. James Devoy looks at Pip Hare’s chances Richard Langdon/Ocean Images /Pip Hare Ocean Racing Pip Hare is a British professional sailor and has been for 25 years. Despite a long and distinguished […]

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Route du Rhum skipper: Paul Meilhat

As the 2022 Route du Rhum approaches, we take a look at some of the top names set to compete in the race. Toby Heppell looks at Paul Meilhat’s chances Paul Meilhat was the winner of the IMOCA 60 class in the last Route du Rhum back in 2018 having been forced to retire from […]

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