New and exciting boats!
What's more exciting than coming to the 2018 Annapolis Sailboat Show (October 4-8) and stepping aboard the new and premiering boats? We featured a number of premiering boats last month; here are some more:
Sun Odyssey 319
This compact cruiser, which is Jeanneau’s entry level model, offers all the elegance and simplicity that you’d expect from this well-regarded manufacturer. The secure cockpit and standard wheel steering make her a great family cruiser. Down below, you’ll find two enclosed cabins, a well-appointed galley, and a head compartment with shower. This 32-foot vessel is enhanced by long coachroof windows and hull ports, and generous standing headroom. Fixed and shoal keel versions are available. Nominated for 2019 Best Boat by Sail Magazine. DOCK F1
Bali Catamaran 4.1
This new model from Bali has the company’s signature forward cockpit with dining area, as well as a comfortable and large sunbathing area in place of the traditional trampoline. This integral foredeck area is especially comfortable for cruisers as it provides rigidity and protection from spray. The 4.1 offers new bench seating in the aft cockpit and new storage space to house grill, scuba, or other equipment. The raised helm station and convivial flybridge contribute to the comfort of this boat. Nominated for 2019 Best Boats in the multihull cruising division by Sail Magazine. DOCK B
Island Packet 349
This new cruiser has all the comfort you’ve come to expect from Island Packet. Easy to manage and versatile enough for optimal performance in a wide range of conditions, the 349 is set up for sailing short-handed. All sheets lead to the cockpit primary winches near either helm. This new model has maintained the previous valued safety features, such as the full foil keel. When you take a tour, ask about the newly available customized options. This boat was nominated for 2019 Best Boat by Sail Magazine. DOCK C
Tiwal 3 Inflatable Sailing Dinghy
An inflatable sailing dinghy that can be taken anywhere. Simply inflate the hull, assemble the structure, and set the sail. New features make it more practical and comfortable. The new sail, still without a boom, has a surface that adapts to the wind strength. The overall balance of the boat has been redesigned to be more streamlined and responsive, especially in strong winds. Hiking rack pads have also been added to the range of accessories to protect the yacht’s hull while launching. DOCK F2
Sage Sport 160
After receiving a positive response to the prototype at last year’s Annapolis show, Sage Marine presents this unique, small watercraft. It looks like a canoe, but it’s more stable. Made of lightweight composite, this little boat can be paddled, rowed, stand-up paddled, or motored, with up to a six-hp short shaft outboard motor. Details include two fixed structural seats, a central modular accessory rail system, a center seat with oarlocks, maintenance-free high-density plastic motor pads, and a bow eye ready for trailering. Your next tender, perhaps? Land Space 41
The RS21, a new 21-foot keelboat, will have its official North American launch at the U.S. Sailboat Show. The design goal of the RS21 aligns with the overall mission of RS Sailing, to design boats for all levels of sailors in order to get more people on the water, and increase participation in the sport of sailing. While the RS21 appears to be another sportboat, it is actually an entirely new category of small keelboats. Features include a 650-pound retractable keel which is nearly half the weight of the 1,400 pound boat, chined hull for easy planning, a custom built-in Torqeedo electric sail-drive motor, and Carbon Fiber mast. RS Sailing is committed to sustainability, therefore the RS21 is produced with “Eco-Construction,” including core materials made nearly entirely of recyclable materials and sustainable building techniques. Further reducing the carbon footprint is the electric engine. The RS21 comes in two models, One Design with mylar main, jib, and asymmetrical spinnaker; and Club model with a Dacron main and jib. The starting price is $34,950. Find the RS21 at the Zim Sailing booth, Land 8.