New boats at 2022s boat shows

As summer draws to a close we pick some of the most interesting boats set to be launched during this year’s boat show season The northern hemisphere summer is drawing to a close and for sailors this means that boat show season is upon us. With dozens of world premieres among the line-up at Cannes, […]

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Countdown to Southampton Boat Show 2022: Beneteau Antares 8

The Beneteau Antares 8 has been doing good business as a versatile family companion for more than a decade now but the 2022 model appears to be the slickest yet… The new Beneteau Antares 8 comes in Cruising and Fishing variants At the heart of the latest Beneteau Antares 8 overhaul is accessibility. A new […]

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Best hardtop sportscruisers: Our top picks from the used boat market

Used boat expert Nick Burnham picks out four of the best hardtop sportscruisers on the market, from the likes of Princess, Jeanneau, Sunseeker and Fairline… Hardtop sportscruisers haven’t always been as ubiquitous as they are right now. Back in 1998 Windy introduced its replacement for the Grand Mistral 36, the Grand Mistral 37. That very […]

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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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24 of the best new boats at Cannes Yachting Festival 2022

Europe’s biggest on-water boat show returns next month (Sept 6-11), and we’ve picked out the cream of the crop at the 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival. The 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival is almost upon us and once again it promises to be a bumper show, drawing in boat lovers from across the Continent and beyond. In […]

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Sailing the Gambier archipelago

  The Gambier archipelago enchants solo cruiser Charlotte Guillemot and photographer Julien Girardot I didn’t expect to see it. I was on watch, on my 23rd day at sea, when the island of Mangareva appeared in the distance in front of my bow. I looked up, white sea birds were whistling as they swirled around […]

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Jeanneau Announces Three New Models for 2023

NC 1295 Flybridge Leader 10.5 CC Jeanneau Yachts 55 PHOTOS COURTESY OF JEANNEAU Jeanneau is introducing three exciting new models to its 2023 lineup: The NC 1295 Flybridge, Leader 10.5 CC and Jeanneau Yachts 55 — three models designed to make the most out of time on the water. The outboard-powered NC 1295 Flybridge features […]

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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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