Boat Review By Tom Prior

A Franco-Italian design effort, the Dufour 385 is a fine example of an E.U. collaboration that works for sailors With their new 385, Dufour's designers, Italian Umberto Felci and Frenchman Patrick Roseo, have delivered a handsome craft that's intended for families who want to sail in coastal waters or embark on open-water passages. It was easy to board the boat at the dock via the stern platform and then to find a clear passage to the companionway past a removable helm seat and between the twin...

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Nicest one ever produced jeplacement just under 1m. Bow thruster, all powered furling sails. No option left off. Shows as NEW 799,000 All of Our Listings, With Photos, Are Available on Our Web Site www.southerntrades.com 51' Hylas. 3 cabin, 2 head sloop '91. Furling boom, bow thruster, water maker, full electronics, teak decks. Shows absolutely great. Perfect family cruiser. JUST REDUCED TO 249,000 Irwin Owner's Version Ketch '88. 6 guests + crew, all powered...

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A Pacific Oasis off the Beaten Track Sailing Strait Aero II, an Atkin 38 ketch, Leslie the mate, Thelonius the cat, and I left Honolulu on September 5, 2004, bound for New Zealand by way of Palmyra Atoll, then 1,052 miles to our south. We were under the influence of the northeast trades, so the first days and miles passed quickly. Aero sailed a steady seven knots, and the engine wasn't needed until we reached the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), where we motored occasionally toward...

United States Sailboat Show

All the new racing and cruising sailboats from leading U.S. and foreign builders Nation's largest multihull display sponsored by Multihulls Magazine Smaller Sailboats-One designs and trailerables to sailing dinghies and inflatables Plus a vast array of sailing equipment, accessories and gear Thursday Trade Press V.I.P. Day October 5, 2006 10 am - 6 pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday October 6-8, 2006 10 am - 7 pm Monday, Columbus Day October 9, 2006 10 am - 5 pm Seminars-Thursday through Sunday,...

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The birds at Bahi'a Tortugas (above) are the only ones awake at sunrise the morning after all the boats arrived there. The Pooh-Bah's secret scoring system ensures that after completing the route of the Baja Ha-Ha (see map), everyone wins something. We were distressed to learn that some folks feared the Ha-Ha is nothing more than a two-week bash during which men emboldened by strong liquor on ill-prepared boats harass women while pumping oil overboard and all to the Grand Pooh-Bah's rigid...

Jeanneau America

Lieu of a conventional rudder stuffing box. The deck is balsa-cored, both for rigidity and sound insulation teak decks are optional. The hull deck joint, which incorporates an inward hull flange, a small molded bulwark, and a handsome teak caprail, is bonded mechanically and chemically. Last fall, I sailed Libert , hull number 4, with owner Dick Gates on Narragansett Bay. From the dock, I noted that her sheer line was straight as a ruler, but the swooping deck softens the hard edge. The bow is...

Furuno

The most trusted name in marine electronics CW editors are excited to announce a new yacht-design contest Cruising World's Westlawn Island Packet Yachts Design Competition. Its purpose is to encourage and highlight new and exciting designs for serious cruising under sail. Entered designs must meet the following criteria 1. The LOA must measure between 30 and 65 feet. 2. The design must be a sailboat and may have more than one hull. 3. The boat must be designed for serious cruising by two or...

North Castle Marine

To follow you, even at sea), which fits nicely into the scheme. The versatile, airy layout offers a refreshing alternative for a cruising pair. Beneath the fine joiner work and cherry interior is a boat built for the real world, with louvered cabinet doors for ventilation, sole panels that lock down, and adjustable hinges that allow for the wood's natural expansion and contraction. In most places, access to wiring and through-bolts is easy through removable overhead panels and hull lining....

Beyond Your Expectations

Come Explore the Richness of Baja Sur. mybajasur.com I 577 riY BAJA SUR With the longtail boats of Thailand as backdrop, BCA Doers Norm and Pat McKenzie take a beach break from Tsonoqua II, their Maple Leaf 48. Fuca and sails out to sea for three days, then turns around and comes back. Members also receive Currents, which includes reports on voyages under way. According to Sam Sydneysmith, one of the BCA's founders, Currents has managed to forge the link between Doners, Doers, and Dreamers....

Boat Test By Dieter Loibner

By satisfying both sides of the motor-sailer equation, the spiffy Bruckmann 50 challenges some long-held sentiments Dyed-in-the-wool sailors often cast a weary eye at traditional motorsailers, with their heavy displacement, work-boat-like hull shapes, and small sail area, and are never shy to voice their opinions about supposedly limited sailing abilities and less than thrilling speed under power. They may not have noticed that design developments in recent years have produced more spacious and...

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Lauderdale - Bermuda Advanced Instruction - ASA Certifications. Celestial Navigation & Offshore Passagemaking. BLUE WATER SAILING SCHOOL. (800) 255-1840. www.bwss.com_ Join our trainee crew, Nova Scotia to the Great Lakes, June-Sept 2006. Short sections available. Barque PIC-TON CASTLE, (902) 634-9984. Info picton-castle.com Web www.picton-castle.com_ Aboard a Hallberg-Rassy 46 in the Atlantic and Pacific. www.mahina.com (360) 378-6131._ Need Crew Want to Crew Call...

Radar Suppliers

Cept and display AIS information include R aymarine's E - Se ries and Fur uno's NavNet vx2 series. When you're sailing in blue water, keeping your radar antenna spinning all the time really drains a lot of battery power. Now there's a radar tool that helps you to avoid this the Timed Transmit feature, which puts the radar into a standby mode. On your command, it springs to life, scans the horizon, then returns to standby. On Raymarine's C-series, you can select standby periods ranging from...

New Products By Mark Pillsbury

Later this fall, an annual rite will begin to unfold in boatyards in many of the colder climes as sailors haul their boats, stand back, and examine just how well their bottom paint held up. The big spenders will smugly pat their fiberglass and point out their smooth as a baby's bottom, clean as a whistle undersides. The more frugal among us will wittily debate lawnmower vs. powerwasher but declare that at 24 a gallon, our brand held up well. I recall that a couple of years ago, one particularly...

Why There Will Always Be Yacht Brokers

Two related (but seemingly independent factors) are disproportionately important. First, brokers know actual selling prices, while owners tend to look at asking prices for guidance on the value of their boats and therefore tend to over-price them. Second, an over-priced boat stays unsold a long time - while the owner repeatedly cancels other plans in order to meet prospects - who never become more than prospects. Having a broker solves both problems. A broker can provide pricing information and...

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STORY AND PHOTOS BY CAP'N FATTY GOODLANDER I'm always eager to go to sea. Like an impatient student on the final day of school, I just can't wait to be off. Everything else fades into insignificance. Mother Ocean is the one place I feel completely alive, free, and happy. Sailing offshore isn't what I do, it's who I am. It's my definition, my raison d'etre. I'm hopelessly hooked. Carolyn my wife lover navigator and best friend for nearly four decades of offshore sailing and I loved our summer in...

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Story And Photos By Alexandra Mayer

Curious locals on the Rio Para, who have little contact with outsiders, don't want to miss any action as Gryllos III passes by. ed to destinations that other cruisers would think too remote or too risky. We had already spent a year exploring the coasts of Brazil, but we hadn't met anybody who could tell us anything but horror stories about sailing the Amazon. This lack of information was reason enough for us to want to experience the river for ourselves. Actually, we worried less about fierce...

All Muscle No Fat Sailing

Why incorporate expensive high technology in a cruising yacht For safety, speed and efficient sailing motion, that's why. At Tartan Yachts, we take the best technology that sailing has to offer and make it better. Our carbon fiber masts, epoxy hulls and vacuum infused decks make Tartans stronger, safer and faster. From 34-51 feet, discover what the proud owners of Tartan yachts already know Find out how our technology makes the difference at www.tartanyachts.com

Electronics By Captain Chris Kelly

Advanced radar features can save your bacon on the midnight watch Many sailors have had some experience using radar, and most probably know that it's a great way to see other boats and landmasses around you and that you can zoom in or out depending on the amount of area you want to see. But as with so many other electronic gizmos, this basic level of operation is about as far as many users ever delve into the menus. In this article, we're going to dig a little deeper but not too deep and...

Wanted Female Sailing Companion

Experienced sailor and former trial lawyer, 65 male , seeks female sailing companion for some or all legs of Fall 2006 - Spring 2007 cruise from the San Blas Islands Panama , through the Western Caribbean, and on to the East Coast of the U.S. Boat currently on the Atlantic side of Panama, having transited the Canal. Magnificently seaworthy and beautiful, truly fully equipped Cabo Rico 45' cutter. Sailing resume 30 plus years, about 15,000 off-shore miles available, as well as other particulars....

Island Packet Yachts

'- afety and seakeeping continue to be first among many reasons people choose our yachts. Behind every Island Packet is 27 years of continuous refinement in design, production technology and build quality that have made Island Packet the first choice for the cruising lifestyle. From the gentle entry of the keel, to the protected prop and rudder, every detail supports our commitment to cruising safety. Our exclusive integral Full Foil Keel provides a combination of strength, stability,...

Boat Review By Alvah Simon

With the Sun Odyssey 49 DS, Jeanneau continues to ride the wave of stylish and spacious deck-saloon boats As a company with massive manufacturing power, Jeanneau was looking to fill a niche in its line of deck-saloon models with the little sister of its successful 54 DS. while retaining the same sense of luxury, spaciousness, and bluewater capabilities, the new Sun Odyssey 49 DS falls just within the capacity of a doublehanded crew. The 49 DS imitates the 54's sassy looks right down to the...

Florida Yacht

53' Oyster 1999 Impeccable world cruiser. 3 SRs, 2 head layout plus workshop. Impressive list of equipment upgrades Bow thruster, Dive compressor, Webasto heating, generator amp more. Stem to stern 6 months warranty. Just reduced to 5849,000. Contact Leonardo Nigro at xl 14. 149 Island Packet 2005 Absolutely beautiful land fully loaded. Cutter rigged. 3A Cs, 8kw I genset, 3 electrc winches, water maker, full elec-I Ironies w dual E80 displays, dingy outboard and I boom crane, and much more. New...

Classic Plastic By Kristy Walson

Seakindly, simple, and strong, the Allied Seawind II is a breeze to cruise Allied Yachts produced some of the sturdiest cruising sailboats ever built, among them the 30-foot Seawind, one of which became the first fiberglass boat to sail around the world. In 1975, the company launched an updated and larger Seawind II, designed by Thomas Gillmer, and built 130 of them before shutting its doors in 1982. Originally offered as a ketch, the Seawind II also appeared in a sloop version hull number 76,...