Sailboats 36-40ft

Deck, Hull-to-deck Joint, and Keel Merit a Close Look

As is typical of C&Cs, owners give the boat high marks for quality of construction, and in general, their enthusiasm is justified. The boat...

BJ40: A Well-designed and Well-built Racer-Cruiser

The launch of the first BJ40 signified a sea change in Island Packets approach to boat building, one that was more about weight control...

Boat Review: Jackett Packet

When classical musicians start playing rock and roll, fans take note. When their first songs a hit, everyone listens to the lyrics. Bob Johnson,...

Used Boat Review: Gulfstar 36

Gulfstar Yachts, which produced 2,500 boats in the 1970s and 1980s, was launched and managed by Vincent Lazzara. Lazzara was one of the early...

Estero’s solid FRP hull, balsa-free deck is built to last

Island Packet Yachts has been building cruising boats for over 32 years. It builds five different hull designs—about 80 boats per year—to American Boat...

Estero’s solid FRP hull, balsa-free deck is built to last

Island Packet Yachts has been building cruising boats for over 32 years. It builds five different hull designs—about 80 boats per year—to American Boat...

PS Boat Review: Island Packet Estero

SystemsJohnson brings his engineering expertise to bear on the Estero’s mechanical systems. The conventional drive train is the most sensible choice for long-term cruising....
Catalina 375

New Boat Review: Catalina 375

Now celebrating its 40th year in business, Catalina Yachts is one of the most enduring companies in the U.S. sailboat building business. For most...

Union 36 Boat Review

  Photo courtesy of Dan Berkey   If one was to pick a boat that best represents the many facets of the Taiwan-U.S. boatbuilding industry in the...

Five Rides that Push the Limits of High-performance Sailing

When yacht designer Bill Lee latched on to the phrase "Fast is Fun," he did more than label his own design efforts, he sparked...

Catalina 445: What You Should Know | Boat Review

Looking to buy a 40-50 foot sailboat? Considering a Catalina 445? See a Catalina 445 for sale? What are the pros and cons of...