Our “virtual tour” to the Paris Boat Show (Dec. 7-15), the indoor boating and yachting fair, continues. This year’s event is attended by 785 exhibitors representing 1,300 brands. We present 7 other interesting boats, including daysailers, wooden dinghies, racer cruisers. Here are our top 15 must-see models-don‘t forget to check out the event’s godmother, the Pen Duick II by the legendary Eric Tabarly, and get a hands-on feel for the boat built entirely of jute
The Archambault shipyard’s new jewel is being unveiled as a world premiere at Nautic in Paris: a racer’s boat capable of absolute performance for those who decide to race in IRC. At 10.59 meters long, it has a maximum beam of 3.55 m. It fishes 2.20 m and has a total weight of 4.2 tons (ballast is 2.2 t). The sail plan includes a 38-square-foot mainsail, a 29.5 jib and 100-square-foot spi. In contrast, the asymmetrical measures 95 sq m. Read more
At 6.40 meters long overall and 2.48 meters wide, this Finot design features a self-supporting mast with no backstay. The latter choice made it possible to modify the rigging and opt for the sqaure top mainsail. Thus the sail plan appears more powerful than its predecessors, but at the same time more balanced. Then following the dictates of the market in recent seasons, here is a polyester bowsprit bowsprit in a standard version for carrying gaits. But the new rigging, which frees from the shrouds, at the same time frees access to the stern, facilitating circulation on deck. Read more
A boat with dual functionality for both cruising and racing (IRC): fast, maneuverable, stable and spacious, the GTS 43 combines the performance of a cruising yacht, with a classy design and comfortable interior to accommodate up to 6 people, with the features of racing hulls. It can be helmed in small crews, this is its merit, and thanks to its large sail area and low center of gravity, it offers exceptional stability. The cockpit is large, ensuring ease of movement while the interior is contemporary in design and easy to maintain. Read more
Classic shapes, low weight (45 kg), and the ability to go both sailing (with different types of rigging, Bermudian, al terzo, etc.) and rowing for this small wooden dinghy produced by the Arwen Marine shipyard: a nice solution to take with a cart on vacation! At 4.57 m long, it has a maximum beam of 1.37 m.
Presented for the first time at an indoor exhibition in France, this is the model that marks the collaboration between Se.Ri.Gi (the only Italian shipyard in Paris) and designer Javier Soto Acebal: it has a very sporty character while remaining a cruising hull. Its interior is very impressive, given that we are on a 44-footer. In fact, the light colors of the dunnage and furnishings and the right amount of brightness give the impression of actually being on a much larger model. The square is airy, with everything needed for cruising functionally positioned. In the bow we find the master cabin, to which two more doubles are added aft. Read more
A day sailer from the “modern classic” category, that is, those boats that are becoming more and more fashionable, which hide behind classic lines reminiscent of the past, very modern solutions and technology. Built by the French shipyard Frank-Roy to a design by Mortain-Mavrikios, this 7-meter features a hull with contemporary lines with slim bow entrances, a balanced volume distribution and a set-back maximum beam. Read more
Originally designed for coastal sailing, this day-sailer from the Latitude 46 shipyard complements its line of elegant sailboats. Following the spirit and guidelines that led to the birth of its big brother, the 9.5m Tofinou, this new hull is fun to sail and easy to steer. The hull coloring and aesthetic lines result pleasing and elegant. Read more