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Boat Review: Rivolta 43 Vintage

As seen at 2012 United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, MD! The new 43-footer from Rivolta Yachts blends traditional Maine styling with a dash of European flair Rivolta Yachts rolled out the plans for a new and interesting 43-foot Vintage … Continue reading

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Boat Review: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 509

The trade winds were huffing and puffing the afternoon we got out on Miami’s Biscayne Bay to test sail the new Jeanneau 509, which made for fun and sometimes exciting sailing. The big Philippe Briand design was certainly up to … Continue reading

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Boat Review: Morris M52

In an age when so many cruising boats are evolving toward hulls with large interior volumes, long waterlines and short rigs suitable for the Intracoastal Waterway, the new Morris M52 looks like a throwback to another simpler, more gilded age. … Continue reading

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Boat Review: Jeanneau 44i

It was our sixth and last day in the B.V.I. aboard the brand new Jeanneau/Sunsail 44i, which was hull number one in the Caribbean.  We had stopped in Soper’s Hole for lunch and had a few hours before we had … Continue reading

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Boat Review: J/95

The day BWS test sailed the J/95, the stars were not aligned for a proper and in-depth trial. First, the Coast Guard pulled us over for a safety check—we passed—then the spinnaker shackle popped while screaming along behind the asymmetrical … Continue reading

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Boat Review: Bavaria Vision 46

Last summer, we spent a day in Annapolis, MD with the Bavaria USA team getting a first look at the brand new Bavaria Vision 46. Included in the party was Daniel Kohl from Germany, who is the chief of new … Continue reading

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Boat Review of the Week: Catalina 355

After last October’s Annapolis Sailboat Show, I had the chance to spend the better part of a lovely fall afternoon sailing the new Catalina 355 with her designer Gerry Douglas, who is in charge of production for the company. The … Continue reading

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Boat Review: 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 new boat shows some … Continue reading

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