2023 Four Winns TH36

The TH36 is a catamaran equipped for entertaining a crowd. Courtesy Four Winns Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. The TH36 represents a departure from traditional Four Winns boats. This catamaran possesses sleek lines courtesy of renowned Italian firm Garroni […]

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2023 Jeanneau DB/43 OB

Opening terraces port and starboard maximize space. Courtesy Jeanneau America Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Jeanneau’s DB/43 OB goes beyond the features and functions of dayboats with its style, finish and capacity for entertaining. The work of Italian designer […]

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Start RORC Transatlantic Race

A flotilla of spectator boats and a huge crowd in Marina Lanzarote witnessed the start of the 2023 RORC Transatlantic Race, which is supported by Calero Marinas, the International Maxi Association and the Yacht Club de France. In glorious conditions, the fleet got away to a clean downwind start, a mile from Marina Lanzarote. The […]

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2022 Cruisers Yachts 50 GLS

The 50 GLS mixes luxe accommodations with numerous entertainment features. Courtesy Cruisers Yachts Cruisers Yachts GLS series of outboard-powered, luxury sport bowrider-cruisers grows with the new 50 GLS, rated as the series’ largest, powered by up to three 600 hp Mercury Verado V-12 outboards. The deep, plush bow lounge, served by a table, is reached […]

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2022 Back Cove 372

The Back Cove 372 serves up a quiet, smooth ride. Courtesy Back Cove Yachts Overview The Back Cove 372 is a single-engine cruiser that can be easily handled by a couple, especially with a standard Side-Power bow thruster and optional stern thruster. It offers great visibility from the helm and companion seat through the large […]

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2022 Cutwater C-288 Coupe

The C-288 Coupe is a pleasure to drive. Courtesy Cutwater Boats Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Overview Family cruiser, dock-hopping party boat, blood-on-deck fishing machine, or serious dive boat? The Cutwater C-288 Coupe surely offers versatility. This boat also […]

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Kiwis SailGP

While New Zealand sailing is on the return path to a full international sailing program, with some good successes, there have been a few ruts along the way. The roughest ride has come from the performance of the Kiwi SailGP team, which has turned in a very indifferent race record since their launch at the […]

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2022 Aspen C120

The C120 offers a stable and efficient ride. Courtesy Aspen Power Catamarans Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Overview Aspen Power Catamarans employ asymmetrical hulls similar to Polynesian proas. These provide stability, seaworthiness, extraordinary efficiency and generous interior space for […]

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How to pick the best downwind sail

How to set up your boat for smooth, stress-free downwind sailing and how to pick the best downwind sail: Rachael Sprot examines the options For the coastal sailor, upwind sailing skills are critical: there’s nothing like a lee shore to focus the mind on tacking angles and leeway. For the ocean sailor the challenges are […]

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Using Google imagery for yacht navigation?

Janneke Kuysters on georeferenced satellite imagery and why it can be a real help to the cruising sailor Every cruiser is familiar with that tingle of doubt: is my chart really up to date, and is that shallow bank still in that location? Careful ‘eyeball’ navigation in tropical waters has become a lot easier thanks […]

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2022 Jeanneau DB/43

The DB/43 mixes stylish looks with a plush ride. Courtesy Jeanneau Overview I like the way the DB/43 looks. It’s got a touch of bodybuilder about it—toned but pumped, with a high freeboard, substantial windshield and hardtop, plumb bow and chopped-off transom.  That profile conceals important surprises. The aft bulwarks fold down, creating two cockpit-extending […]

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2022 Azimut Verve 42

Azimut’s Verve 42 blends dashing looks with spirited performance. Courtesy Azimut Yachts In motorcycle parlance, a cafe racer is a bike tricked out to look like a competition version but only flits from the pub to the bistro. While the new Azimut Verve 42 might look like a waterborne cafe racer for jaunts from Cannes […]

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