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These four internationally recognised sailboat design categories are defined by the wave and wind conditions likely to be experienced in the circumstances under which the boat might be used.
LED Boat Lights are definitely the way to go for both cabin lighting and navigation lights - around 90% savings in power consumption and 50,000 hours before they need replacing!
Our sailboat sails are becoming increasing hi-tech and correspondingly expensive, so how do we get value for money from our sailmakers without sacrificing quality and efficiency?
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It's true that the ketch sailboat with its split rig can make an attractive cruising sailboat for a short-handed crew, but there is a downside to these types of sailboats
With its single mast and two triangular sails, you can't get a much simpler sailboat than a sailing sloop. But is it the best rig for cruising?
Increasingly, offshore sailboat skippers are choosing moderate displacement hull forms in preference to heavier vessels when planning for an ocean crossing. And here's why...
Sail area and boat displacement clearly have a major impact on a sailboat's performance. After all, it's akin to the power-to-weight ratio we apply to a car's performance
Malolo is a Bahama/World-ready cruiser, designed for speed, and long-term live aboard comfort. Her 3’ shoal draft and easy to handle sail plan make it
Blue water sailboats are capable offshore cruising sailboats that have been properly equipped and set-up for long-distance ocean sailing, as in the typical example outlined here
You might think that the only sail dimensions you need to calculate their areas would be the length of the foot and the height of the luff. But you would be wrong
SORRY, NOW SOLD! Our beloved Dufour 35 family yacht was built in France by Michel Dufour S.A. She has never been chartered and has had only two previous
All sailboat cruisers should be aware of these seven essential qualities of good cruising sailboats, or the whole sailboat cruising experience may be an expensive disappointment
A Classic Sparkman & Stevens Design our 1983 Tartan 33 is in good condition and constantly updated over the 10 years we have owned her. She is For Sale
If you don't know how to anchor a boat properly, sooner or later it will go walkabout. Here's how experienced boaters make anchoring a boat look easy