Volvo Ocean Race 2017-2018 News Leg 2

Next stop – Cape Town, as Dongfeng Race Team lead the Volvo Ocean Race fleet out of Lisbon

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Volvo Ocean Race 2017Start of Leg 2. Day 1 from Lisbon to Cape Town. 05 November 2017: The Volvo Ocean Race fleet is charging into a challenging first night at sea with winds over 30-knots forecast...

Start of Leg 2. Day 1 from Lisbon to Cape Town. ©Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race

Dongfeng Race Team converted a strong start into an early lead as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet embarked on Leg 2, a 7,000 nautical mile race from Lisbon to Cape Town. Conditions were perfect for the leg start, with bright blue skies, and a 15-20 knot Northerly breeze that allowed the fleet to reach up and down the Tagus River past the city front of Lisbon.

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Big Boat Sailors Sail Small Boats, Too

By Jim Godsman

Radio Controlled SailingIf you are one of those who think intense starting lines, composite hulls, paneled high tech sails, and flotation and laminar flow tanks are just part of the big boat sailing world, you would be very wrong. Today’s remote control (RC) sailboats use the same technology as their larger counterparts.

There are perhaps 7,000 to 10,000 RC sailors in the United States.   ©
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New Owner for Alerion Yachts

Alerion yachts(NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI) November 20, 2017 - Alerion Yachts, the luxury daysailing brand renowned for its combination of stunning, traditional lines and modern sailing performance, is now owned by a marine industry veteran who brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to the brand.

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Cruising Duo to Maine

Making a first overnight passage together

By Ernie Messer

Cruising Duo to MaineAs more and more women are taking up sailing as a sport, the incidence of cruising couples naturally follows. Sailing couples enjoy many benefits over fully crewed boats, including more space, privacy, and much easier scheduling and logistics.

There’s not much traffic when you make early departures.   © Ernie Messer

Not having to entertain and train a constant flow of guests can add greatly to the experience of each member of the team. Teaching someone how to use a marine sanitation device has to be one of the most tedious chores on the boat! My wife Jan and I have also found that we are more likely to invite other cruising couples aboard – and be invited more often – when there are just two of us.

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The Moorings Announces New Sailing Charters in Antigua

Moorings AntiquaClearwater, FL — (November 7, 2017) The Moorings, the world’s premier yacht charter company, is pleased to introduce Antigua as their newest sailing destination. Bareboat and skippered sailing charters in this stunning cruising destination are now available to book for departures beginning November 4th.

Photo Courtesy of The Moorings
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Hal Slater Acquires Brewer Yacht Sales

Hal Slater Brewer Yacht SalesAs of August, Brewer Yacht Sales (BYS) is now a preferred partner of Safe Harbor Marinas. Recently acquired by longtime BYS broker Hal Slater (pictured), BYS will continue to operate at key Safe Harbor locations and will maintain its close relationship with Safe Harbor’s Brewer brand.

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Hinckley Yacht Services Opens in Stamford, CT

Peter ManionThe Hinckley Company has announced that Hinckley Yacht Services Stamford is now open for business and hauling yachts for winter storage. Peter Manion (pictured), who has joined Hinckley as the General Manager of the Stamford, CT yard, will report into Chief Operating Officer Mike Arieta in Portsmouth, RI. The facility has lifting capacity up to 80 tons, indoor heated rack storage for 46 boats, 25 fully equipped slips, a fuel dock and pump out station, and offers a variety of repair services.

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Harding Sails Partners with Elvstrøm Sails

Elvstrom Sails Harding SailsDanish sailmaker Elvstrøm Sails A/S has announced the appointment of Harding Sails in Marion, MA as their exclusive New England representative.

“We are proud to become part of this traditional and strong brand, which I am confident our market and customers will welcome onboard,” said Graham Quinn, President of Harding Sails. ”A renowned sailmaker for more than 60 years, Elvstrøm Sails is one of the largest sailmakers in Europe with a strategic focus on superior sail design and construction complemented by excellent customer service.  I think that sounds quite like our philosophy at Harding Sails.”

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Sailing: The Great Provider

WindCheck November/December 2017I’ve found that when one is laid up for a period of time, the first thing one tends to do is catch up on what feels like years of missed sleep. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? Whether the demands of publishing deadlines, up-too-early active children, ever-present racing watch changes, or countless other reasons, many of us both rise early and burn the midnight oil. To be able to sleep for more than four hours at a clip is a luxury I’d been longing to enjoy for quite some time. The second thing one does, once rested, is to begin to stir. When you’re forced into what feels like latency, you really start to ask yourself to be careful what you wish for.

On the cover: Vestas 11th Hour Racing, Rhode Island’s home team in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, was victorious in Leg 1 between Alicante, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal. © James Blake/Volvo Ocean Race
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On Watch - Ray Redniss

Ray RednessIf you’ve raced in Western Long Island Sound or at Block Island Race Week in the past 15 years or so, you’ve heard Ray Redniss on the VHF. A lifelong Stamford, CT resident, he’s among the finest race officers on the water. A fortuitous incident that brought Ray to race management also inspired what may be the most lovingly crafted guitars in the world.

© Rick Bannerot
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Why Our Sport is So Unique

A conversation with Steve Benjamin, winner of US Sailing’s 2017 Championship of Champions

By Ben Cesare

Chris Larson, Steve Benjamin, Phil TrinterWe often proudly point out that sailing is different because there is no other sport where we can compete on an equal footing with the best in the world, both professional and amateur. As much as I would like to, and if he would spot me the 16 strokes due to my handicap, I have no opportunity for a golf match with 2017 PGA Player of the Year Justin Thomas!

Shown with US Sailing’s Jack Brown Trophy are Championship of Champions winners (l – r) Chris Larson, Steve Benjamin and Phil Trinter© Matthew Cohen/

US Sailing’s Championship of Champions for the Jack Brown Trophy, honoring a man who was notable for service as a judge, regatta organizer and member of US Sailing committees, is a great example of how “good” sailors get to sail against the best. Each skipper in this annual invitational event must qualify by winning a one-design class National, North American, or World Championship. First held in 1976, the C of C is sailed in a different class each year, from Snipes, Thistles, Flying Scots and Lightnings to Sunfish, Hobie Cats, Y-Flyers, C-Scows, J/24s, Etchells and VX Ones. In addition to the invited skippers (none of whom may be a champ in that year’s selected class), US Sailing invites a mystery “guest skipper.” This year it was Steve Benjamin of Miami, FL. As US Sailing’s 2015 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year (and a strong contender for the honor in 2017), he is indeed one of the best.

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Harvey and Irma Damage or Destroy More Than 63,000 Recreational Boats

“It could have been much worse”

ALEXANDRIA, Va., November 7, 2017 – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters, estimates that more than 63,000 recreational boats were damaged or destroyed as a result of both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, with a combined dollar damage estimate of $655 million (boats only). These numbers are strikingly close to 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, which remains the single-largest industry loss with more than 65,000 boats damaged and more than $650 million in estimated losses.

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American Yacht Club High Performance Regatta

By Donovan McSorley

American High Performance RegattaAmerican Yacht Club in Rye, NY hosted the 14th Annual High Performance Regatta (HPR) on October 7 & 8, 2017. Previously known as the High Performance Dinghy Open, the High Performance Regatta has consistently been one of the most unique fall regattas held annually on the Long Island Sound.

Heather Gregg and Joe Bardenheier’s Muse finished third in the J/70 class. © Donovan McSorley

This international event brought competitors from different parts of the United States, Canada, and Ireland. The mix of sailors along with the unique blend of boat classes created an exciting atmosphere both on and off the water.

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“Women Offshore” Presentation/Dinner

Offshore Sailing WomenThe Riverside Yacht Club Theatre presents “Women Offshore” a video produced by the Storm Trysail Foundation narrated by Gary Jobson November 19, 2017 5:30 p.m.

Screening to be followed by a casual buffet supper.

  • Ticket price $35.00 (includes one drink)
  • Student Ticket price $25.00 (includes one drink) (college, high school and middle school students)

Cash Bar will be available.

RSVP to the Front Desk at RYC (203) 637-1706. 102 Club Road•Riverside, CT

Give your club affiliation, if you have one. Those without may pay by check or cash at the door. Any questions, contact Cynny Smith:

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SeaWise Emergency Action Guide & Safety Checklist for Sailing Yachts

By Zvi Richard Dor-Ner & Zvi Frank

Published by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.  148 pages   spiral bound   $50

Seawise Emergency Action GuideBased on a concept used to train Israeli Air Force pilots, the SeaWise Emergency Action Guide & Safety Checklist for Sailing Yachts has a tab-based flip book design that makes it easy to use for emergencies at sea that demand fast and effective responses. The two-sided guide is printed on waterproof paper, with the Emergency Action side providing step-by-step instructions for dealing with everything from fire and flooding to collision, man overboard, rig failure and extreme weather. On the flip side, the Safety Checklist comprises tabbed sections on offshore voyage preparation, sail plan, deck plan and stow plan, critical immediate-access equipment, and much more. The 6” X 9” book is packaged in a sturdy clear plastic case with hook & loop strips so that it can be mounted at a nav station or on a bulkhead.

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Craig Mello Promoted to NEB Paint Department Head

Craig MelloNew England Boatworks Inc. (NEB) a full-service marina and builder of custom sailing and power yachts in Portsmouth, RI has promoted longtime paint foreman Craig Mello to Head of the Paint Department. “As the-floor leader of the paint department at NEB for many years, Craig’s proven ability as a skilled yacht painter and team leader makes him the perfect candidate to take on this larger role,” said Abby Smith, NEB’s Marketing/Projects Manager.

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Dream Yacht Charter Announces New Cabin Cruising Routes, Bases & Fleet

Dream Yacht ChartersWith more than 45 destinations and a fleet of more than 900 yachts, Dream Yacht Charter has grown hugely since its six-yacht fleet in 2001. The Annapolis, MD-based company has announced further expansion for next year with the addition of three new bases, three new cabin cruising routes and 100 new boats.

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OPO Organizes Relief Efforts for St. Maarten & Dominica

Offshore Passage Opportunities Hurricane ReliefAs hurricane relief efforts from Irma and Maria continue in the Caribbean, Offshore Passages Opportunities (OPO), the largest crew networking service in North America, is using the power of its membership to make a difference in St. Maarten and Dominica. Through its Friends of St. Maarten Relief Fund and Caribbean Mooring Field Development Foundation, OPO has raised almost $30,000 in funds that will be used 100% toward recovery on the islands, and organized the Irma Relief Crew for St. Maarten Recovery program to provide “boots on the ground” assistance.

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Figure It Eight

By Joe Cooper

I am sitting in an armchair, a nice, thick, plush comfy one, looking out through the glass doors of the Clan Cottage in Michigan on Lake Huron. It is blowing hard, 30 plus, from the northeast, for close to 24 hours. The lake is that particular color of pewter slate grey that big water gets on days like this. It is all grey but with slight variation, in shade, only a few Pantone numbers different, yet the differences are visible to the eye. All the way to the near razor sharp horizon, this greyness is flecked with white. Farthest out there are little drops of white scattered here and there. In the middle distance, the dots manifest into obvious breaking whitecaps. Closer inshore the waves, something around four feet at the biggest, are breaking on the outside sandbars and the white gashes are long and thickish. The whole scene looks like Jackson Pollock warming up.

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Boston U Wins Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta

By Ron Weiss

Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta 2017Over 360 college students from the United States, as well as international teams from Canada and France, participated in the 2017 Storm Trysail Foundation’s Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (IOR), hosted by Larchmont Yacht Club in Larchmont, NY October 7 & 8, 2017.

Overall winners BU show off their winning form on the foredeck of Young American.  © Howie McMichael
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Stony Brook Sailing Team Qualifies for Conference Championship

By Jason Rose

Stony Brook Sailing TeamThe Stony Brook University Sailing Team in Stony Brook, NY qualified for their Conference Championship, the War Memorial Regatta, during the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Racing Association’s (MAISA) Central Fall Qualifier, hosted by Ocean County College at the Toms River Yacht Club in Toms River, NJ the weekend of September 23 & 24.

A-Division skipper Vidar Minkovsky and crew Jeremy McCauley made SBU Seawolves history…   © James Gilmore - SBU Sailing Team
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Letter: An Inspiration to the World

Editor’s note: Cliff Crowley’s ‘On Watch’ article about Chris O’Brien in our August issue is one of the most inspiring stories we’ve ever published. 

It is indeed very inspiring to see patients progress and hit their functional goals. As a group of Filipino American physical therapists who have made the USA our home and practice site, we continually meet challenging cases like Chris O’Brien’s. It is a struggle to meet their demands for skilled PT while at the same time addressing the multitude of medical comorbidities of each patient. We were inspired to form a group and bond together to share best practices in our profession.

Continue being an inspiration to the world, Chris! We are rooting for your win in your next regatta adventures!

Lovelia Horn, via email

To learn more about the Academy of Filipino American Physical Therapists, visit

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Letter: Keeping a Bright Light

Editor’s note: In our October issue, 10-year-old Colin Shearley recounted his experience aboard the flagship of the Warrior Sailing Program, the Volvo Ocean 70 Warrior. The story prompted a response from Warwick Tompkins, a longtime friend and shipmate of Contributing Editor Joe Cooper who is known to his many friends as “Commodore.” In Coop’s words, Tompkins is “one of, if not THE iconic sailor of the second half of the 20th century. In his prime he was way ahead of Blake, Coutts, and all the rest.”

Colin ShearleyThis is clearly an unusual young man. It is likely he will do well wherever he goes in future. So far as the sailing scene is concerned, I very much hope he discovers, or is shown, aspects of the sport other than outrageously expensive, modern, and very fast racing machines.

After a grueling day on the grinders, Colin Shearley has a well-earned kip on Warrior.   © Joe Cooper/

Further, beside the social side of sailing, in the interest of keeping such a bright light in “our midst,” it would be well were he to find many of the other aspects of sailing, such as overnight camping and exploring in small, easily purchased, maintained and handled vessels. There is so very much more to sailing than the competitive side which captures most of our attention. It is great that Joe has taken the lad under his wing; Joe grew up with many of the experiences to which I refer, and knows their merits intimately. 

Yours in celebration of intellect and learning,

Warwick Tompkins, Mill Valley, CA

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It’s On! Block Island Race Week 2018

Block Island Race Week June 17 – 22, 2018

By James Gallacher

Block Island Race Week 2018Duck Island Yacht Club in Westbrook, CT and Block Island Yacht Club in Block Island, RI had been kicking around the idea of reviving the ‘off year’ version of Block Island Race Week since this past winter, when Todd Berman from Duck Island YC and Jim Fiorato from Block Island YC got together to compare notes. They decided it would be a fun project for both clubs to tackle.

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Sailboats for Sale

To place a boat for sale in print and online, please send up to 45 words and a photo to by the 10th of the month for the next issue. (The monthly cost is $35.) Or, please call us at 203-332-7639.


10' Dyer Dink 2008 - Sailing version, original owner, light summer use only, teak trim and seats, tilt-up rudder, SEITECH dolly w/puncture-proof wheels, boat cover. Same boat used by Riverside Frostbiting Association in CT. Asking $2,000 - Newport, RI 401 849-8471.


14’ Laser 1992 - Hull in very good condition. All accessories included: Spars (standard rig upper and lower, boom), sail in great shape, all running rigging, blades, tiller and tiller extension. New, unused extra centerboard included. $1,100. Located in Milford, CT. Call Chris: 203-895-0083.



22’ Etchells 1998 - Pacesetter # 1086, 2 sets Doyle sails, open sail card, North full boat cover, 3 spin poles, forward ring frame, Tack Tick compass, double axle trailer w/ sail box, new axles 2005, new brakes, bearings 2014 $12,000. 860-227-6135


Colgate 26

26’ Colgate 2007 - Excellent day sailor located Manhasset Bay, LI. Very good condition, includes seat cushions, spinnaker & whisker poles, portable head, solar battery charger, outboard Torquedo electric engine, VHF Radio,  self tailing winches. Twaron Carbon Mainsail, Twaron Kevlar Genoa - Roller Furler, Dacron Genoa (extra), Norlon Spinnaker (Rarely used). $24,000  Paula - or 516-287-3818


noe 27

27’ Custom Noe - EnCharette is a legendary race winner that has been meticulously maintained and upgraded throughout her stellar career. Two time ECSA Overall Champion, wins at Off Soundings, BIRW, plus many other local regattas. Huge North Sails inventory, custom Triad Trailer, 5Hp Honda. Located in Branford. Call Paul at 203-214- 5696. Asking $20,000.



27’ O’Day 1986Harmony is a pleasure to sail. 2011 Tohatsu 9.8hp long-shaft, 2007 main & 130% genoa, 2007 roller furler, Icom VHF radio (DCS functionality), tiller autohelm. Located in Bridgeport, CT.  Contact Craig 203-505-9614  Asking $7,500


ODay 28

28’ O'Day 1980 - Great boat. Fantastic weekender. Re-powered 7 years ago with a new 13 hp Beta Marine Engine, low hours. Sleeps 5. Auto helm. Well maintained by NVBY. Two sets of sails + Spinnaker. Will include the balance of the season on mooring at Noank Village Boat Yard, Noank, CT. Asking $12,500.  Call Bob @ 860-383-5405


Olson 30 sailboat

30’ Olson 911SE 1988 - Highly regarded cruiser / racer design. BADGER is well-maintained and upgraded, including recent carbon aramid sails - main (‘14) and two headsails (‘15). Competitive PHRF racer and comfortable family cruiser. $29,900. Lying Westbrook, CT. Mike 203-903-3957.

Pearson 30 

30’ Pearson 1976 - Bill Shaw Design cruiser racer great sailing boat Atomic 4 engine and hull professionally maintained asking $7,200. Contact Carmine 631 896-0983 or


Island Packet 31 

31 ‘ Island Packet 1988 - Well maintained with recent barrier coat and brightwork. Cutter rigged with 130 % Genoa and full battened main. Yanma diesel. Full instruments plus radio and GPS. Dinghy davits for Achilles dinghy (included). Located Milford CT. Asking $55,000.  Call 203 261 8553


O'Day 31

31’ O’Day 1986 - Very well maintained, inside and out. Comes with many upgrades that others just don’t have. Radar, chart plotter, wind & speed instruments, autopilot, dodger & bimini, Very stable pleasure to sail and cruise. $19,999 Contact Don:


Beneteau 310

31’ Beneteau First 310 1994 - Racer/cruiser. Comfortable arrangements for 2 couples. Powerful 7/8 sail plan that is also easily de-powered, wide decks, roomy cockpit and walk-through to swim platform with cockpit shower. Some of her other attractive features include auto pilot, GPS, wind, speed, depth, roller furling, cruising spinnaker w/sock, h/c pressure water.  Asks 36K  Tom 203-353-0373 Prestige Yacht Sales 203-353-0373


Beneteau 32

32’ Beneteau 323 2006 - TURN KEY!  In-mast furling, air conditioning, new mainsail, higher-quality Si-Br through-hull fittings, canvas covers for exterior teak, new AIS receiver & transmitter and Peek-a-Boo blinds. Professionally maintained and covered during winters at a premium yard. Achilles inflatable, 4-Stroke OB. Great way to start right in a modern Beneteau or perfect for anyone downsizing from a larger yacht. Asks 67.5K  Prestige Yacht Sales Jonathan 860-514-3763


Catalina 32 320

32’ Catalina 320 1998 - The 320 is light on the helm and tracks well under sail or power. Motion and heeling are gentle and predictable. The 320 performs well in a variety of conditions, with the wing keel. Racing skippers will enjoy-the turn of speed and cruisers will appreciate the additional distance covered in a day's passage. Carrying the deck beam well aft created space for an exceptionally large cockpit. New GPS, low engine hours. Very clean boat. (RI)  $49,999 Latitude Yacht Brokerage, Tim Norton, 401-575-8326



33’ Dehler Optima 101 1986 - German built open transom fractional racer cruiser. Recent Yanmar, North Sails, barrier coat, rigging , many upgrades. Light , fast and exceptionally well designed and built with cruising amenities. If you are looking at Sabre and J, check this out. Mystic, CT. $28,000  860-857-9987

Beneteau 33 

33’ Beneteau 331 2003 – Competition version of popular 33, a true performance cruiser. She has a classic main with full roach and two reefs, full length battens, main, jib and asymmetrical spinnaker, feathering Max Prop. Always yard maintained. Used only as a daysailer by the current owner.  Very clean boat. Asks 68K Prestige Yacht Sales, George 203-353-0373


Hunter 34

34’ Hunter 1983 - Early version with beautiful hull, and deck. Built with a rare metal plate under the mast-step for strength. Comes with the full electronics package; GPS chart-plotter, Windex and wind instruments. Price negotiable for quick sale. Asking $19,000  Contact Fred: 347-927-3350.


Bayfield 36

36’ Bayfield - (41 foot overall) Classic clipper bow, high-gloss bright work. Air-conditioned 2 cycled. Radar, autopilot, VHS/AIS with remote mic. AM/FM/CD w/remote. Leather covered wheel, Windvane steering. Hot and cold water, shower with tub. Electric flush toilet. Large refrigerator with freezer. 6’3” headroom, YANMAR diesel. New battened mainsail with lazy jacks. Roller furling jib. New windless, 2 anchors, 6 self tailing wenches. Gas stove/oven. Pots, pans, silverware and dishes included. Ready to sail away. Two boat owner. Just reduced $59,900. 516-984-7337



36' Gozzard Cutter 1995 - Raven's Nest is clean and uncluttered. Her cherry interior is very nice and the open floor plan can be transformed into a forward cabin, salon and private aft berth with a few simple panel moves. Recent electronics upgrades (2017). Yanmar engine (2013), dodger (2013) and varnish (2017) (MA) $149,900, Latitude Yacht Brokerage, Matthew Leduc, CPYB, 401-226-1816


Baltic 37

37’ Baltic Racer/Cruiser - Built in Finland to Baltic’s renown standards. Unusually well-equipped, maintained and updated. Sleeps 7-8 in three teak cabins. She’s strong, light, fully equipped for racing, day sailing or to places more distant. Many pictures, low price($29,990) and detailed specs at      917-473-0606


Ericson 38

38' Ericson 1995 -Must see Ericson 38-200, top quality Pacific Seacraft build. Re-powered in 2012 with 38 HP Yanmar, up-dated sails and canvas, bimini, self-feathering prop. Very clean and well maintained at excellent yard. Yacht quality teak interior with two stateroom layout and stall shower. A rare opportunity to get a great sailing yacht with many up-grades. Asking $79,500. Mark Edwards, Cape Yachts: 508-994-4444 or 774-526-0914 (mobile).


Ericson 38

38' Ericson 38-200 1989 - Updates, regular professional maintenance, and consistent care from the original owner should put Restless on your list of boats to see. She is clean and has low hours on her engine. Her upgrades include Raymarine Radar/Chartplotter and ST-6000 Autopilot, dodger and sailcover, mainsail and 135% genoa from Quantum and Tempurpedic mattresses in the V-berth and aft cabin. (RI) $50,000  Latitude Yacht Brokerage, Matthew Leduc, 401-226-1816


Vilm 39

39’ Vilm-116 2004 - Fast, comfortable, and extremely seaworthy. Recent upgrades and specifications:  Doyle Mainsail (2014), air conditioning w/reverse cycle heat, 4 AGM Batteries (2014), Simrad AP22 hydraulic autopilot, Garmin GPS 128 Chart Plotter. $189,900 (MA) -  Call Ryan J. Miller CPYB: 401-835-0069


Beneteau 40

40’ Beneteau - The Beneteau 40 offers a great combination of performance, ease of handling and interior comfort that make her a perfect choice for cruising couples or families. Three available from  $139,900. Call Willis Marine 631-421-3400


Beneteau Oceanis

40' Beneteau Oceanis 2011 - Very rare find to find one newer than 2010 and in such great condition. NEW (2014) salon cushions, pillows and mattresses put her above all of the other brokerage boats on the market. Full electronics package, bow thruster, furling mainsail and genoa, dodger and bimini make her easy to sail. (RI) $199,900 Latitude Yacht Brokerage, Matthew Leduc, CPYB  401-226-1816


Beneteau Oceanis 41

41’ Beneteau Oceanis 2013 - LIKE NEW! Exceptional value with only a few FRESH WATER sailing hours. Two cabin/one head configuration, custom cushions, North G2 Gennaker. Professionally maintained. Price is negotiable to accommodate YOUR wish list!  Asks 219K Prestige Yacht Sales, George 203-353-0373


Sabre 42

42’ Sabre 426 2004 - Fresh Awlgripped in 2014 flag blue with a white boot top. New sails in 2012. She looks beautiful and is ready for a new owner.  $249,000. Call Willis Marine 631-421-3400


Catalina 42

42’ Catalina MKII 2006 - Sleeps 6 adults comfortably with option for sleeping two more in main cabin! Two heads, three burner stove with oven, refrigerator, microwave, inverter. Furling main, radar, chart plotter, autopilot, electric windless, electric winch and much more. Cruise, club race, or enjoy the sunset.  Asks 169K  Prestige Yacht Sales – Tom 203-353-0373


Bristol 43 

43’ Bristol 43.3 1987- Altair is a Ted Hood designed yacht with desirable classic teak interior, two staterooms and ample space. The Bristol 43.3 is well known to have great sailing characteristics, featuring a centerboard and aft cockpit. Currently stored indoors and available for inspection this 43.3 has seen major improvements over the past few years totaling over $65,000! Some of the key improvements include: new Westerbeke 55D Diesel Engine (2013), new fuel tank (2016), mast rewired (2016). $149,000 (RI)  Latitude Yacht Brokerage, Ryan Miller CPYB, 401-835-0069,


Jeanneau 43

43’ Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 439 2013 - A la Vie is well equipped, clean and regularly maintained. This three cabin, two head version has been kept on the North Carolina waters. There is standing headroom throughout (at 6'6'') and a beautiful large dodger and bimini covering a very roomy cockpit. Additional features include: roller furling main, electric self tailing winches, electric bow thruster, and air conditioning. $238,000 Latitude Yacht Brokerage, Tim Norton, 401-575-8326


Tartan 4400 

44’ Tartan 4400 2005 - “Her raised salon provides for a comfortable and conveniently accessible main cabin" - Tim Jacket. She is in the water with less than 500 hours on the engine and includes a new dodger and bimini. - $299,000 (NJ) Ryan Miller, CPYB, 401-835-0069 –



45’ Beneteau Oceanis 2017 - Change in plans has this brand new boat on the market. Extensive factory options including electric winches, furling main, air conditioning, generator, B&G instruments and performance sail package.   $99,000. Willis Marine Center 631-421-3400


Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45 

45’ Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 2003 - Immaculate 1 owner vessel here in our harbor! Well equipped with roller furling main and genoa, oversized winches, beautiful rich wood interior and teak decks.  $215,000. Willis Marine Center, Huntington, NY 631-421-3400



45' Hirsh Gulfstar Center Cockpit Sloop -  Second owner. Getting out of boating. On the hard since 2010. Needs new electronics. Sails are fine for coastal cruising. Slight cabin leak in the salon needs repair. Enjoyable boat that shouldn't take much in the way of repairs/refurbs to cast off. Selling "As Is" $50,000. No donations, trades, leases, financing, etc. Located Branford.



46’ Baltic 46 – MERRYTHOUGHT Finnish quality throughout in this well found and very able racer-cruiser. Close-winded, fast and comfortable with full teak interior, good electronics and large sail inventory. Single hand cruise or full crew race this exceptional design. Sell or trade. 860-823-7952



48’ Beneteau Oceanis 2015 - Just arrived at our moorings! This boat is fully equipped including A/C, generator, electric winches and many more factory options. Owner has moved up.  $399,000 Willis Marine Center 631-421-3400

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