No question that cruising sailboats have been getting bigger in recent years. And that begs the question, what's the safe top end for a couple to handle? John has a simple answer.
The latest news on the Adventure 40, a high quality, fast, voyaging boat for just US$200,000.
Colin's report on testing some of the latest and coolest gear on a brand new Boreal 55: autopilot, plotter, radar, stove, hydrogenerator, it's all here. A real gear-heads article.
John has long been a critic of the current state of motorboat design but now he's seeing some exciting new designs that bode well for the future. Complimentary Post
Now we get to the payoff. In this fourth and final post Andy summarizes what he has learned from the three refits he's done, and provides some solid hard-earned tips for anyone considering refitting an old boat.
Andy continues the series with the third refit he has done on an old boat—a 1972 Sparkman & Stephens Swan 48—an ongoing project.
Andy continues this series by writing about his second refit, that of his father's 1986 Wauquiez Hood 38, a good boat that the refit made ocean-ready.
Andy writes about what it takes to refit a 45 year old 35’ Allied Seabreeze Yawl to the point where it is safe and fun to sail her across the Atlantic. This is the first of three refits Andy will analyze.
Mick and Bee have cruised for 15 years and over 70,000 miles on less than US$250,000 all told, including the purchase price of their gaffer, "Hannah". And they have numerous northern high latitude cruises under their belt. Mick writes about what it takes to make live-aboard cruising possible on a tight budget. Complimentary Post
Colin continues his tale of a fall voyage to Scotland, complete with snug loch anchorages, a gale in confined tidal waters, and a fast canal transit, wrapping up with a summary of the Boréal 55 based on a good real-world test—lots more to learn and enjoy.
After seven years of building great expedition sailboats, Boréal have put everything they have learned into the new 55. And no one is better qualified to tell you about this new boat, that we can all learn from, than Colin, who supervised her build.
We have real progress to report on the Adventure 40, a boat that will make offshore voyaging easier to get into, and just plain better and more fun to do.
The Golden Globe Race 2018 is on and AAC will be there. This post is one of the most exciting we have ever published, with news that will make a real difference to you, the readers of AAC...don't even think about missing this.
Christopher looks at the gear choices he and Molly made when they fitted out their Boreal 47, in light of their just completed 30,000 mile voyage to some of the world's most challenging cruising destinations.
If you are looking to buy a new or used boat, you need to read this book, because it will save you a lot of heart ache.