Over the last several months, editors from Sail magazine fanned out across the country sailing, studying, evaluating what the boat building industry has been up to and discussing 2019 boat trends. Below you’ll find some examples of what they believe to be the best of the best for 2019 sailboats.
Large Multi-hull 50 feet and Above
With three hulls, this large trimaran has vast interior space, most of which looks out through large multi-directional windows. Designed with contemporary French flair, this powerful vessel can carry up to 6 people comfortably and rapidly across the ocean. With space to spare, the master sweet features a queen-size berth, plenty of space for clothes and belongings and a generously proportioned shower. Additionally, it features two center hull cabins each complete with shower and head.
Cruising Monohull Under 40 Feet
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 319
Compact, comfortable and well-equipped, this small but mighty vessel is the perfect family cruiser. Long coachroof windows and hull portlights allow light to pour into the cabin making it feel spacious and livable. Refrigeration, a two-burner stove and a fold-out table with seating for six allow for ambient onboard dining. Secure cockpit, standard wheel steering, two enclosed cabins and a head compartment with shower make this compact model the ultimate cruising experience.
Best Performance Boat over 30ft
Figaro Beneteau 3
This sleek and powerful vessel addresses the trend toward racing boats that require few or no crew as it is increasingly difficult to find skilled, reliable sailors. This exciting design promises those in search of solo or dual adventures a powerful adrenaline rush. The boats curved twin lateral daggerboards deploy and retract manually and provide resistance to leeway as well as a powerful righting force as the boat accelerates. Additionally, they provide stability and smooth out the ride with the wind is up and the seas are less than smooth.
Designed and refined by legendary multihull pioneer Ian Farrier, this pocket-sized folding trimaran is available in both racing and standard versions. A lot of features are packed into this small vessel and interior space is maximized by a slightly offset centerboard trunk. Galley modules on either side of the companionway house a small sink and two burner stove that stow neatly for sailing. With four berths, this boat can be a versatile cruising platform for couples and small families.
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