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2013 Boat Show Preview

2013 Boat Show Preview • The fall and winter boat show season is on the horizon and with that comes excitement from not only boat builders, but boat buyers as well. As always, BWS is happy to give you a more »

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BLUE WATER BOATS | BLUE JACKET 40

Blue Jacket 40 Tim Jackett and Bob Johnson collaborate on a new performance sloop that redefines the American-style, family cruising boat For the past 30 years, you could not sail into a harbor anywhere in North America, and most of more »

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BLUE WATER BOATS | BLUE JACKET 38 by Island Packet

Blue Jacket 40 • The new Tim Jackett-designed performance cruiser is being built by Island Packet. The new Blue Jacket 40 that is scheduled for launch in December is a unique project among American builders and promises to be one more »

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2012 Boat Show Preview

2012 BOAT SHOW PREVIEW: MONOHULLS • This fall and winter across the country, boat builders will be rolling out their latest models at national and regional boat shows. Once again, Blue Water Sailing is happy to bring you a preview more »

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BLUE WATER BOATS | ISLAND PACKET 360

Island Packet 360 • This new mid-size bluewater cruiser will make a fine and sensible couple’s cruising boat The Island Packet 360 debuted at last fall’s Annapolis sailboat show and caused a nice stir among the boatbuilder’s many fans. The more »

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2011 BOAT SHOW PREVIEW

2011 BOAT SHOW PREVIEW • BAVARIA CRUISER 32 • Last summer, Bavaria USA introduced four new models to the U.S. market. The smallest of the fleet is the Bavaria 32, which packs a lot in a fairly small package. Designed more »

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Thin Water Cruising Boats

THIN WATER CRUISING BOATS • BWS takes a look at the fleet of cruising monohulls drawing less than five feet Pacific Seacraft 37 Blue water tends to be deep water and that is what lies between the land masses we more »

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Island Packet 465

Island Packet 465 • The boat’s distinctive beige hull with the short bowsprit was heeled over at about 10 degrees as it reached comfortably and steadily before the clearing northwest breeze. In the background some 10 miles distant lay the more »

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Island Packet 465

Island Packet 465 • This new center cockpit design is a true blue water cruiser that combines IP innovations with the builder’s classic style The morning we sailed the new IP 465 from Annapolis, Md., up Chesapeake Bay to Rock more »

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Island Packet 465

Island Packet 465 • BWS stopped by the Island Packet plant in Florida this summer to see the first 465 under construction. The new boat is distinctive in several ways but still maintains the builder’s high standards and dedication to more »

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Island Packet SP Cruiser

Rain or shine, deep water or shoal, IPY’s new 41-foot motorsailer will take you there and back in comfort and at amazing speeds Biscayne Bay and the sounds of South Florida are not Blue Water Sailing’s usual sailing grounds, not more »

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Island Packet SP Cruiser

Island Packet SP Cruiser • In the past few years interest in motorsailers for extended cruising has seen a renaissance as sailors moving up in age and some new cruisers contemplate the pleasures of a truly comfortable doghouse from which more »

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Island Packet 440

Island Packet 440 • The new aft-cockpit Island Packet 440 promises liveaboard comfort in an offshore cruiser Getting underway offered little relief from the heat of the day as we headed out of Newport Harbor, R.I., and shaped for the more »

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Island Packet 440

Island Packet 440 • Island Packet has been building full-keel cruising boats since the 1970s and this year will be adding the Island Packet 440 to its line. Following the success of the IP37, the 440 is the first aft more »

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Island Packet 485

Island Packet 485 • The new 51-footer from Island Packet is a comfortable cruiser, capable of making faster passages than you might expect The folks at Island Packet in Largo, Fla., have been making sailboats that are immediately recognizable as more »

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Island Packet 420

Island Packet 420 • Not long after Bob Johnson and his scrupulous team at Island Packet Yachts introduced the Island Packet 420 in 1999, BWS had the opportunity to sail aboard a brand-new one on a springtime romp from Norfolk, more »

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