Boat Design & Selection

US Sailboat Show Report—Boats

John just returned from the US Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland. Here’s a report on the boats that caught his eye, along with some thoughts on getting “out there” in an affordable way.

John and Phyllis want to buy a 40-foot sailboat. There are thousands of second-hand boats for sale, but most of them are not fit to go offshore. So how do we weed through all the junk to find a decent and safe boat at a fair price? And what about refitting an older boat? This is the first of a series of articles to answer those two questions.

Meeting up with Steve and Linda Dashew is always both fun and fascinating, with a lot to learn about offshore voyaging in boats of any size, even though their designs are way beyond the reach of most of us. John shares two of those lessons.

A Tale Of Three Refits

John introduces a new writer who debuts with four articles on refits, including three detailed case studies and a summary on how to do refits well.

The Golden Globe Race 2018

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.

A Simpler Modern Boat

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.

Wing Controls

I’m in rant mode again, but not just to stir things up. This is a situation that genuinely scares me, and it needs fixing.

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