New Boat: Leen 72 Trimaran

The French builder’s flagship offers fuel-efficient cruising in a spacious package. Photos by Olivier Blanchet What cruising powerboat owner hasn’t wished for at least a shade more room and a few more nautical miles per gallon? We tend to adapt to what we have, but when we dream about our next boat, it’s probably safe […]

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2022 World Cat 260CC-X

The 260CC-X is a solidly built fishing machine. Courtesy World Cat World Cat’s 260CC-X multihull center-console can handle up to 400 hp via twin Yamaha F200 or Mercury 200 FourStroke outboards fed by two 90-gallon fuel tanks. This cat boasts a covered 30-gallon livewell and a 30-gallon fish box.  A wraparound glass windshield within the aluminum hardtop […]

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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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Mike Birch, 1931-2022

One of offshore racing’s most celebrated skippers, Mike Birch, who won the first edition of the Route du Rhum on a 36ft trimaran in 1978, has died aged 90 (FILES) In this file photo taken on November 4, 1978, Canadian Mike Birch, skipper of sailboat “Olympus Photo” looks on during his departure from Saint-Malo for […]

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Rolex Middle Sea Race: First boats home

The leaders of the 2022 Rolex Middle Sea Race have crossed the finish line. Both the monohull and multihull line honours winners were a long way from record pace in the light winds race The first boats in both the monohull and multihull fleets have now finished the 603-mile Rolex Middle Sea Race, which started […]

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Invincible 46 Pilothouse

The 46 Pilothouse mixes fishability with creature comforts. Courtesy Invincible The new 46 Pilothouse from Invincible rides on the same hull as the vaunted 46 Catamarancenter-console model but with an enclosed center pilothouse for additional comfort and weather protection. Designed by Scott Wood, SVP of engineering, this outboard-powered model is unique among cats. The pilothouse […]

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How to follow the Rolex Middle Sea Race

The 43rd Rolex Middle Sea Race starts this weekend from its spectacular start line in the middle of Valetta harbour, in Malta. The iconic Rolex Middle Sea Race startline. Photo: Rolex/Kurt Arrigo The Rolex Middle Sea Race is one of the classic 600-mile offshores, but the only one that takes place in the Mediterranean. Despite […]

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How to sail a multihull Q and A

Nikki Henderson reveals what you really need to know before going bluewater multihull cruising It has become routine now for me to bookend the summer sailing season with a trip to the south of France for the biannual ‘Outremer Week’. This hugely popular event gathers 100-plus new Outremer catamaran owners for five days of training, […]

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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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Kevin Escoffier: Tough guy of the sea

Kevin Escoffier may be famous for his dramatic Vendée Globe rescue, but there is much more to his story, as he tells Helen Fretter We all know how French solo skippers get so darn good. They move from youth sailing to Mini Transat and Figaro classes, where they drill for years. Then the lucky few […]

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New Boat: Archipelago 47

Work Boat Meets Luxury Yacht. Archipelago seeks to combine the best qualities from commercial boats with yachting. Archipelago 47 Archipelago seeks to combine the best qualities from commercial boats with yachting. There’s a new kid on the block. Emerging U.K. boatbuilder Archipelago is making its debut with a vessel that combines the rugged, dependable qualities […]

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First look: Balance 442 – lightweight, fast catamaran

Toby Hodges casts his eye over the new Balance 442, a new performance catamaran which saw 30 orders placed before the first one was out of the factory Although relatively heavy designs that maximise space and comfort still dominate the market, demand for lightweight and fast cruising catamarans appears to be increasing dramatically, with this […]

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