Sailboats under 21 feet

In order to deal with the high loads imposed at the junction of the keel and hull on a modern boat, builders today rely on a gridwork of transverse and longitudinal structural members.

Rethinking Sailboat Structure

New designs, construction techniques are reshaping our hulls.

When it comes to describing a sailboat’s most valuable attribute, it’s surprising how varied opinions can be. Staying afloat should be our first priority, and although you seldom read or hear much about it at boat shows, the structural elements that hold a sailboat together are an all-important consideration.

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