What is the best 12/13 meter sailboat? We tell you here!

The 12- to 13-meter sailboat size has had a real explosion in the last three years. All major shipyards have focused on this size, which is equivalent in feet to 40/42 feet. We have selected six state-of-the-art models that are at Milan Yachting Week – The digital boat show where you will find dozens of boats of all sizes moored in the virtual harbor. Here are the six boats from the best shipyards in the sailing world, in alphabetical order: Allures, Beneteau, Fountaine Pajot, Grand Soleil, Jeanneau, Hallberg Rassy.

Allures 40.9 by Allures (m. 12.65 x 4.15): unconventional going to the ends of the earth

She doesn’t look like any other. The Allures 40.9 is the boat that wasn’t there, here’s how the yard describes it, “Berret-Racoupeau designers designed a modern hull by combining the proverbial solidity of aluminum with width, power and maximum waterline length. Thus, more efficient and performing, theAllures 40.9 is free to take you even to the ends of the earth. Gliding under the mythical trade winds, reaching paradise islands, roaming the fjords of Scandinavia… The large storage capacity and capacious diesel tank also ensure perfect autonomy for ever greater freedom.” Interesting, isn’t it?

Discover the unconventional Allures 40.9 HERE

Beneteau Oceanis 40.1 (m. 12.87 x 4.18): cruising to experience the boat year-round

You’ve arrived at the roadstead, dropped anchor, opened the swim platform and enjoyed the day. You are aboard a lady cruiser, a boat that allows you to have fun under sail and sail fast under motor. A truly perfect 12-meter “cruising” boat.

TheOceanis 40.1 possesses a safe hull that tackles even rough seas with confidence, navigation not only constrained by speed but also by maximum comfort. And then space, lots of space, as in a real house. It is the ideal boat for those who want to experience boating all the time, all year round.

Discover the absolute comfort of the Beneteau Oceanis 40.1, HERE

Fountaine Pajot Astrea 42 (m. 12.58 x 7.20): with two hulls lots of extra space

Here you are aboard the sailing catamaran Fountaine Pajot Astrea 42, and immediately you will understand that in boats with two hulls, space is about 50 percent more than in a traditional monohull. And there is no better example to call a boat like Astrea 42 a true second home on the water.

And what a boat! The great strength of the Fountaine Pajot Astrea 42 is in comfort with bright and spacious interiors. Every volume on board is designed to provide a luxurious and practical lifestyle. TheAstréa 42 is available in a Maestro version, which features a master suite with private bath and two double cabins with two private baths, or in a Quatuor version, equipped with four double cabins and four private baths.

To visit to understand how the catamaran is a seaside villa, HERE

Grand Soleil 42 LC (13.85 x 4.16): how I revolutionize “blue water” for you

With the LC (Long Cruise) range, the Italian shipyard Grand Soleil has redefined the concept of the long-range, blue water cruising boat. What did he invent? A boat with “infinite” space but with performance and equipment worthy of a racing yacht. The result is clearly seen in the new Grand Soleil 42 LC, the smallest in the range and perhaps the most successful.

Its “made in Italy” style has also reached Australia where it has become a cult boat. And you can’t say that Australians don’t understand boats! The Grand Soleil 42 LC is available in a “cruising” version or even in a sport version without a rollbar and without the helmsman’s benches.

What are the secrets of the Grand Soleil 42 LC’s success? Find out about them HERE.

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 410 (12.35 x 3.99 m): space and elegance in just 12 meters

The Sun Odyssey 410 is the perfect example of combining comfort, performance and elegance in a 41-foot boat. One of the highlights is the salon, which has an innovative layout with a central galley that is worth seeing in the photos found inside the booth.

Not to be outdone are the spaces on deck, where the passage from the cockpit to the bow is all on one level, eliminating dangerous transitions. The hull, the work of Briand is powerful and allows for unsuspected sailing speeds. The Sun Odyssey 410’s maneuvers are simple and intuitive. Interesting is the adoption of the lower-than-normal boom, which facilitates mainsail gathering.

Discover the Sun Odyssey 410 now HERE.

Hallberg Rassy 40C (m. 13.06 X 4.18): the secret of success that is renewed

An example of renewing ourselves in tradition is offered to you by the new Hallberg Rassy 40C. You’ll want to visit the boat now, which is on the dock at Milan Yachting Week – The digital boat show.

You will discover how the shipyard’s craftsmen, the Rassy family and the great designer German Frers have managed, for example, with the new Hallberg-Rassy 40C to have volumes equivalent to the HR44 in terms of the salon, aft cabin and galley. In combination with a well that has exactly the same measurements as HR44.

Here’s how Hallberg Rassy changes, find out HERE



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