XCS XCS is an interesting project from the Beneteau Group. The French manufacturing giant is the parent company of Lagoon catamarans which has experienced consistent and strong growth over the past decade. Aware of the need to draw in new, younger customers, Beneteau has developed the new XCS range. Essentially, these are stripped down versions […]Sailing Today and can be directly viewed here.
Contest 85 The Contest 85 is obviously in the dream yacht category for most of us, but there’s no doubt that she’s an extremely alluring yacht. The lines are penned by Judel/Vrolijk and continue the theme of the smaller Contests in that she’s a high quality yacht with a decent turn of speed. This is […]Sailing Today and can be directly viewed here.
Speedlounger 8500 The Speedlounger 8500 fits into that bracket of stylish, fast daysailers that aren’t really designed to race but do need to be fun and eyecatching. She’s a Dutch design built in aluminium and features extremely distinctive looks that are modern and sleek. The result is a yacht that is possibly not to everyone’s […]Sailing Today and can be directly viewed here.
Beneteau Oceanis 30.1 The Oceanis 30.1 is an exciting new addition to the Beneteau range and is definitely the smallest in their Oceanis bracket of cruising yachts (separate from the much racier First range). Yet there is a little bit of racing heritage in the 30.1 as she comes from the drawing board of Finot/Conq […]Sailing Today and can be directly viewed here.
Swede sensation Sweden’s Najad Yachts has emerged from something of a mid life crisis with a new model. But what’s she like? Sam Jefferson finds out For some time now I have been banging on about the fact that boat manufacturers are just too damn good these days. The big manufacturers simply can’t afford to […]Sailing Today and can be directly viewed here.
99 Problems (but the boat ain’t one) The J/99 performance cruiser has already become J/Boats’ most successful model of its size for a long time. Rupert Holmes put it through its paces There are many attractions to choosing a boat with good performance potential for cruising, especially on that’s configured for short-handed sailing. For a […]Sailing Today and can be directly viewed here.
Spirit Yachts is axing teak from its standard specification, and choosing to deck its new vessels with treated Lignia – a heat and pressure treated resin-impregnated softwood that’s guaranteed rot-proof for 60 years. The first Spirit to feature Lignia will be the new Spirit 50CR (cruiser-racer) that’s destined to make its public debut at the […]
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Southerly Yachts resurgence continues and their new 435 is the latest of their swing keel yachts to enjoy a rebirth. Sam Jefferson takes her for a spin I suppose before I start this review I should declare that I am an avowed fan of the swing keel. A few years back I owned a fairly […]Sailing Today and can be directly viewed here.