Choosing between a Catamaran and a Production Mono-hull

Offshore mono-hulls demand a market share because of inherent comfort, performance, and durability trade-offs as compared to multi-hulls. But I question sometimes the longterm viability of production mono-hulls for cruising, those vessels under the brandnames Bavaria, Beneteau, Catalina, Hunter, Jeaneau, etcetera which are targeting more … Continue readingChoosing between a Catamaran and a Production Mono-hull

Thoughts on FLIBS and the Future of Yachting in Fort Lauderdale

Rain dampened this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show which ran from last Thursday until Monday, October 31st. Monday morning I awoke at 5:30am to flooded streets and stalled sedans littering Federal Highway. But in general there was enough clear weather for another optimistic show. … Continue readingThoughts on FLIBS and the Future of Yachting in Fort Lauderdale

South Florida Cruising: Stuart, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Keys, Tampa Bay

After spending the last week on a sale in Saint Petersburg, I have been thinking about what the primary crusing spots are in South Florida and the differences between them. I know Fort Lauderdale best, home base of my office. Other locations on my list … Continue readingSouth Florida Cruising: Stuart, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Keys, Tampa Bay

10 Best Center Cockpit Two Stateroom Sailboats For Under $200,000

Originally published on July 20, 2010, this list of best sailboats has been my most popular post. I think that is because it confirms what the majority of cruisers are looking for. I am republishing it with minor updates. Thanks for all the great feedback … Continue reading10 Best Center Cockpit Two Stateroom Sailboats For Under $200,000