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SAIL’s 2018 Best Boats Awards

  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 18:30

SAIL Magazine has announced the winners of SAIL’s 2018 Best Boats Awards. If there’s one word that sums up the Best Boats Class of 2018, it would have to be “performance.” This is most obvious in the simple fact that the panel of judges exercised its editorial prerogative to create an additional third performance category, to accommodate three great new speedsters. However, as any old salt can tell you, there’s a lot more to good performance afloat than pure boatspeed. Equally important is the way a boat treats its crew, whether it’s resting on the hook in a quiet anchorage or off soundings battling a gale…

The winners of SAIL’s 2018 Best Boats Awards are as follows:
• Large Monohull 50ft and above: Hanse 588
• Large Multihull 50ft and above: HH66
• Monohull Cruising Boat 40-50ft: Fountaine Pajot Saona 47
• Multihull Cruising Boat 40-50ft: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440
• Performance Boat 30 to 40ft: J/121
• Performance Boat over 40ft: ClubSwan 50
• Multihull Cruising Boat Under 40ft: Maine Cat 38
• Performance Boat under 30ft: Foiling UFO
• Daysailer: RS Zest
• Systems: Reverso AIR

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