The 60 queens of 2014 from 6 to 20 meters

The boats nominated as “best of the year” in the rankings compiled by leading American and European magazines confirm the trend of recent years: first of all, you have to sail easy. French shipyards dominate, But this year Italy is not standing idly by either, with as many as four boats in nomination

6 TO 12 METERS

Undoubtedly it is the most diverse range on the market, but not only because of the significant difference in length between the smaller and larger boats, but also because shipyards have definitely indulged. In particular, under nine meters, there has been a marked decrease in daysailers (until a couple of seasons ago they were instead the dominant feature) to the benefit of habitable boats, suitable for longer or shorter cruises; this is due to hull designs with a greater beam, which increase interior habitability. Leading the way in the European and American nominations is the new Beneteau Oceanis 38, which impressed industry journalists mainly with its modularity both inside and out. Overall, European boats, such as the Bavaria Cruiser 37, Jeanneau Sun Fast 3600 and Dehler 38, dominate in this range. Also noteworthy is the entry of China, with the Fareast 26, an 8.23-meter one-design designed by Simonis Voogd with a liftable drift.

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