Cruising Sailboats

The top-heavy countenance and skybox view from the Leopard 39 stand in stark contrast to the low-slung profile and ringside seat aboard the performance oriented Corsair 31 tri (bottom). The payoff on the Leopard comes when you step below decks.

Multihull Special Report

With multihulls, you can choose both—but it won’t be cheap.

In Part 1 of our special report on multihulls we scrutinized the implications of stability and the benefits derived form a wide stance, buoyancy and hull shape of multihulls. This time we’ll look at structural issues and the energy transfer that takes place due to a multihull’s impressive initial resistance to heel. We will also delve into what all this means for the rig, rigging, hull structure and hardware interfaces.

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