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Sail Magazine's Best Boats 2011

Sail Magazine announced their best boats for 2011

Sail Magazine Announces Best Boats of 2011 | BoatingLocal.com

I'm not a big fan of top 10 lists, but thought it was interesting nonetheless.
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The winners:

Most Innovative Systems: Beneteau Sense 50 (beneteauusa.com)
Flagship Multihull: Gunboat 66 (gunboat.com)
Flagship Monohull: Southerly 57RS (northshore.co.uk)
Cruising Multihull: Discovery 50 (discoveryyachts.com)
Cruising Accommodations: Discovery 50 (discoveryyachts.com)
Cruising Monohull Under 50 feet: Presto 30 (ryderboats.com)
Performance, 30 feet and Over: Beneteau First 30 (beneteauusa.com)
Performance, 30 feet and Under: X-Treme 25 (gforceyachts.com)
Small Boat Under 25 feet: K650 (yum-boats.com)
Best Dinghy: Taz (topazsailing.com)
Deck and Cockpit: J/111 (jboats.com)
The Green Award: Hunter 27E (huntermarine.com)


The Presto 30 and the Benetau 30 were posted in the "Interesting Sailboats" thread. I have posted about the Southerlies on the "Bluewater boats" thread.

These are all great boats and particularly the Northshore company (Southerly) has made a great development, coming from heavy and traditionally designed boats, to producing state of the art sailboats, in what regards design and performance.

The Discovery 50 has a great interior, but I guess that here the choice could be different ( Cruising accommodations to do what? Coastal cruising, Bluewater cruising, Marina and anchorage mostly?).

The next contest would be the European Boat of the year, but this choice is not a lonely magazine choice, but a choice made by almost all European sail magazines, that vote for the best boats in each category.

Probably the First 30 will be elected in both choices .

I find odd that they had not have considered a category for cruising and another for performance boats, between 33ft and 45ft. This category is the the one that constitutes the large majority of the market and is the one that is more interesting for most people.

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I find odd that they had not have considered a category for cruising and another for performance boats, between 33ft and 45ft. This category is the the one that constitutes the large majority of the market and is the one that is more interesting for most people.
Excellent point Paulo!
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The Green Award: Hunter 27E (huntermarine.com)

I don't want to start another round of Hunter bashing, but I can't fathom this boat getting that award.

To be clear, this is the boat that won SAIL Magazine's Green Award;



Ironic? (or absurd?)...

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Just in case I might ever forget why I dropped that subscription years ago...
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I don't want to start another round of Hunter bashing, but I can't fathom this boat getting that award.

To be clear, this is the boat that won SAIL Magazine's Green Award;



I'm glad that I don't subscribe....
This is NOT the boat that won the green award, THIS IS!

Damn you people can be so ignorant sometimes, it's no wonder I rarely post here anymore





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I don't want to start another round of Hunter bashing, but I can't fathom this boat getting that award.

To be clear, this is the boat that won SAIL Magazine's Green Award;



Ironic? (or absurd)...
That is a hard one to figure.... on what grounds is this boat (or operating it) "green"? Maybe it's built of corn and flax resin??
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That is an ugly boat I mean not the electric one, but the one with a big engine.

I think eMKay is right. The (27) e stands for electric.

Another strange thing is that they had chose two boats for the category of 30ft and over performance boats. Both are 30ft boats but one of them is not a performance boat (dual fast boat) but a strictly top racing boat:

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That is a hard one to figure.... on what grounds is this boat (or operating it) "green"? Maybe it's built of corn and flax resin??
This is NOT the boat that won the green award, THIS IS!

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That is an ugly boat

I know that some could find it beautiful, but why Green?

Another strange thing is that they had chose two boats for the category of 30ft and over performance boats. Both are 30ft boats but one of them is not a performance boat (dual fast boat) but a strictly top racing boat:

Welcome to G-Force Yachts!

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This is NOT the boat that won the green award, THIS IS!

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