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Best great loop boats between 30-40 feet.

  • March 12, 2024

Embarking on the Great Loop is a thrilling journey that demands the right vessel for comfort, maneuverability, and sea-worthiness. Ideal boats for this adventure fall within the 30-40 feet range and offer a sweet spot of spaciousness and ease of handling. In this article, we highlight the 8 top contenders. Here’s a guide to selecting your perfect Great Loop companion.

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1. Ranger Tugs R-29 CB: Length Overall (LOA): 33 feet; Beam: 10 feet. A top pick for its spacious interior and innovative design, this model boasts fuel efficiency and a retractable command bridge for versatility. The Luxury Edition is equipped with air conditioning/reverse cycle heating, and a diesel generator w/ sound shield to make your journey a comfortable one.

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2. Ranger Tugs R-31 CB: LOA: 34′ 10″; Beam: 10 feet. Offering extra comfort and space, the R-31 shines with a spacious cockpit and cabin, ideal for those seeking more room. The Command Bridge folds down to make room to fit under the bridges along the Great Loop.

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3 . Beneteau Swift Trawler 35: LOA: 37 feet; Beam: 13′ 3″. Renowned for its stability and quick cruising capability, it provides a cozy layout and efficient performance.

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4. Cutwater C-32 CB: LOA: 37′ 8″; Beam: 10 feet. Known for its space-maximizing design and efficiency, making it a comfortable choice for long journeys.

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5. Nordic Tugs 34: LOA: 34′ 11″; Beam: 11′ 4″. This tug is celebrated for its sturdy construction and cruising efficiency, ensuring safety and comfort on the waves.

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6. Mainship 34 Trawler: LOA: 39′ 8″; Beam: 12 feet 4 inches. A practical design with good fuel efficiency and ample living space for extended trips.

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7. American Tug 365: LOA: 36 feet 5 inches; Beam: 13 feet 3 inches. It melds traditional appeal with modern tech for a robust, comfortable voyage.

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8. Jeanneau NC 33: LOA: 34′ 5″; Beam: 10 feet 11 inches. This cruiser stands out with its ingenious layout and exceptional space utilization.

Choosing your Great Loop vessel involves weighing your cruising style against your comfort needs and budget. As the Ranger Tug and Cutwater dealer on the East Coast from Maryland to the East Coast of Florida, we constantly have people reaching out to make Great Loop plans in search of the perfect boat. The Ranger Tugs R-29 CB and R-31 are especially notable for blending comfort with efficiency, making them prime choices for this epic voyage. The Cutwater C-32 CB allows for similar layouts but with a Downeast styling and is equipped with Yamaha outboards when you want to get underway quickly.

Whatever your selection, ensure it matches your adventure aspirations as you prepare for the Great Loop.

Schedule an appointment to step aboard a Ranger Tug or Cutwater Boat with Pocket Yacht Company and start your Great Loop Journey.

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Want to live aboard a boat? Maybe you’re looking for more affordable waterfront living, or an alternative lifestyle – either way – living on a boat has many rewards. That said, choosing the right boat will make all the difference to your happiness. Before you commit, consider these five best liveaboard boats : 

  • Motor yachts and cabin cruisers 
  • Trawlers 
  • Sailboats 
  • Catamarans 
  • Houseboats 

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Motor yachts and Cabin Cruisers

Motor Yachts and Cabin Cruisers

Motor yachts is a broad term that encompasses large(ish) motorboats with accommodations like a bed (sleeping cabin), a head (bathroom), and a galley (kitchen). These boats can be quite large such as an Absolute 50 with a flybridge that provides extra space for outdoor recreation/entertainment, like the backyard of a house. 

Models like these usually have three cabins and two heads to accommodate an entire family. Of course, big boats come with big price tags and lots of maintenance needs, so you may not save much over living in a condo. 

Consider how much space you need and check out some best liveaboard boats under 40 feet. Cabin cruisers like the Cutwater 32 are great choices. This boat has one cabin as well as a galley and lounge area (living room) with large windows that bring in lots of natural light and air. 

The twin outboard engines can transport your home to new surroundings in the blink of an eye. Best of all, boats under 40 feet may save you a million dollars (literally) over large motor yachts and provide many of the same amenities. 

2. Trawlers  

Trawler Liveaboard boat

Trawlers are a great option because they are built with the liveaboard lifestyle in mind. They’re typically slower boats designed for long-distance cruising, and they come in many sizes from a large Nordhavn 60 built for tough ocean conditions to a more compact Beneteau Swift 35 that’s ideal for coastal cruising. 

Most trawlers have good liveaboard layouts and will travel at speeds 8-10 knots, where they offer good fuel consumption , which is important with high diesel prices. 

Pro Tip: Not all trawlers are slow – the French Swift series is designed to run at planning as well as trawling speeds, so you get the best of both. 

READ MORE: Don’t Ignore Your Bucket List: Great Loop  

3. Sailboats

liveaboard sailboat

Perhaps you’re contemplating living aboard in preparation for long-distance cruising under sail. Sailboats come in all sizes, just like motor yachts, but they’re usually narrower, and most of the living aboard happens lower down in the boat, so they’re not as airy and light. 

On the plus side, because space is more premium, sailboat design is very efficient, so you can pile a lot into a sailboat and still have room for sailing necessities. 

Looking for a compact sailboat? Consider the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 380 with two or three cabins in just 38 feet. For something a bit roomier, check out the new Hanse 510 . This massive model can be spec’d with up to five cabins and even has a tender garage. 

The great thing about sailboats is that you can travel long distances when you want to change your neighborhood entirely – and with little money spent on fuel. 

4. Catamarans

liveaboard catamaran

Catamarans are boats with twin hulls and they can be both power and sail models. They have many advantages including more room aboard than the same-length monohulls with better cabin privacy and more system redundancy for backup options. 

They’re more stable both in motion and at anchor (dock) so they produce less seasickness and are more comfortable in a rolly anchorage at night. They’re roomy platforms for kids as well as older folks but due to their beam (width), it’s harder to find a slip for them in a marina. 

Sailing cat models come in various sizes and prices. Production boats like the Fountaine Pajot Isla 40 and the Excess 11 are both around 40 feet but feel much bigger than a monohull sailboat of equal length. 

Many cats come in an “owners’ version” where one entire hull is dedicated to the master suite which is like a bedroom at home. Models like these start around $500,000 but upmarket, carbon fiber, semi-custom designs like the HH55 will set you back multiple millions.

Powercats are growing in popularity and offer the same amenities as their sailing counterparts, except they have bigger engines to travel at much greater speeds. Powers can be on the smaller side, like the 32-foot Aspen C100, or quite sizeable, like the Aquila 54. Cats tend to be more expensive to purchase and to own since there are two of just about everything to maintain. 

5. Houseboats

liveaboard houseboats

If you want to live aboard but have little interest in being mobile, you may consider a houseboat. These boats usually maximize living space and are shaped more like houses than boats. Household-sized amenities, including side-by-side refrigerators, massive sofas, and large TVs can be had.

Because they don’t require much technical gear like engines, electronics, and advanced power systems, houseboats can be quite affordable and can make the best liveaboard boats under $100k. 

A few companies build houseboats like Eco-Sea Cottages, but many will be one-off and home-built designs. Although these boats don’t move (much), they must still have a solid floating foundation to be safe, and only some marinas will allow them to dock there.

One more thing to consider

There are no hard rules as to what makes a great liveaboard boat! You just have to find one that suits you and your budget. Read our Living on a Boat post for more insight, and be sure to browse through Boatsetter to find the perfect liveaboard boat. 

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The Power Catamaran Compilation

  • By Yachting Staff
  • Updated: December 21, 2018

Power Catamarans have been growing leaps and bounds in popularity, and, in lengths and widths. And for good reason. These cruise-centric yachts offer homelike livability for avid travelers, are fuel efficient and are fairly intuitive to run. Power cats are popular in the bareboat charter market too, for these very reasons.

Here, we take a look at 12 catamarans ranging from a cruising-couple-size 36-footer to a 78-footer for friends, family and some more friends. And there are myriad power options: outboards, diesel inboards, hybrid or even all-solar power.

Fountaine Pajot MY44

The Fountaine Pajot MY44 , a creation of Italian architect Pierangelo Andreani and French designer Daniel Andrieu, has a main deck that’s open from the aft-deck seating all the way forward to the starboard helm station. The sense of spaciousness is significant, for several reasons. First, four glass panels aft can all slide to port, creating an indoor-outdoor space with the aft deck and salon. In the salon, 32-inch-high windows extend for 12 feet down the sides of the yacht, with three sections per side, bringing in natural light along with the three forward panes that comprise the windshield. Finally, 6-foot-6-inch headroom provides vertical clearance, with a 21-foot-7-inch beam that adds interior roominess while keeping the yacht stable.

Read more: Fountaine Pajot MY44

Silent-Yachts 55

The ideas about which solar panels, electric motors, inverters and the like to use — and more importantly, Michael Köhler says, how to configure them — became the basis for the brand Silent-Yachts. The company offers 55-, 64- and 79-foot catamarans that run on solar-electric propulsion. The Silent 55 premiered this fall, and the 64 is sold out for the next two years, Köhler says.

Read more: Silent 55

Horizon PC74

As founder and director of The Powercat Company, a Horizon Power Catamarans distributor, Stuart Hegerstrom had long believed that catamaran builders needed to design their yachts to more stylish standards.

“The boats were very boxy,” he says, based on his years of experience with cats in the charter market. He and his partner, Richard Ford, asked Horizon to produce models that had high-end finishes and looked good inside and out.

The Horizon team brought in mega-yacht designer JC Espinosa to work with its own craftsmen. The result aboard the Horizon PC74 is a catamaran with exterior styling, layout and functionality that should appeal to private and charter owners alike.

Read more: Horizon PC74

The Aquila 36 is a departure from her sisterships in that she is an outboard-powered, express-cruiser-style catamaran, but she also adheres to MarineMax’s philosophies.

With a single main living level from bow to stern and a beam of 14 feet 7 inches, the Aquila 36 is like a bowrider on steroids. She has seating that can handle 20 adults for outings and barbecues, and there are two staterooms below, one in each hull, for family weekending. The staterooms have nearly queen-size berths, en suite heads, stowage and 6-foot-6-inch headroom.

Read more: Aquila 36

Lagoon Seventy 8 Powercat

Lagoon is a division of Groupe Beneteau, the world’s largest builder of sailing yachts, and the Lagoon Seventy 8 Powercat is a developmental sistership of its Seventy 7 super sailing cat. The Seventy series yachts are built at Construction Navale Bordeaux in France, which had to add a new yard to construct these catamarans because they require separate stern molds for the power and sail versions.

Read more: Lagoon Seventy 8 Powercat

Horizon PC60

To understand the Horizon PC60 power catamaran , you need to put aside preconceived notions about midsize yacht amenities. For example, main-deck master suites are the province of yachts over 100 feet length overall. Incorrect. This 60-footer has an elegant and spacious owner’s stateroom on the same level as the salon. If you want a 14-foot center console tender on a 60-foot yacht, you have to tow it. Wrong again. On the PC60, you hoist it onto the upper deck, no problem.

Read more: Horizon PC60

40 Open Sunreef Power

Sunreef is known for pushing the boundaries of catamaran design, incorporating four adjustable hydrofoils into a twin-hulled speedboat.

The Polish builder is one of several European builders (including Evo, Fjord, Wider and Wally) transforming the open ­day-boat category with creative designs. ­Beyond its hydrofoils, the 40 Open Sunreef Power ‘s cockpit has side “wings” along the aft gunwales that fold out at anchor, widening the beam from 17 feet to 22 feet 9 inches.

Read more: 40 Open Sunreef Power

Sunreef 50 Amber Limited Edition

Sunreef Yachts introduced its 50 Amber Limited Edition , with plans to launch just 10 hulls of the exclusive design.

The Sunreef 50 Amber Limited Edition will have a carbon fiber mast and boom, four layout options and numerous amber-colored elements, including the hull.

Read more: Sunreef 50 Amber Limited Edition

Lagoon 630 Motor Yacht

Fitted with the optional twin 300-horsepower Volvo Penta D4 diesels, the Lagoon 630 MY burns only 1.64 gph total at 6 knots, giving a theoretical range of 2,952 nautical miles with standard tankage of 793 gallons. Hull No. 1 had an optional 502-gallon tank, giving it transatlantic range.

Luxury, stability and economy are all hallmarks of Lagoon’s return to luxury motor yachts. If you can take a ride, it will be worth your time.

Read more: Lagoon 630 Motor Yacht

Fountaine Pajot MY 37

The Fountaine Pajot MY 37 easily accommodates the seafaring family with three- and four-stateroom options. In the three-cabin version, called ­Maestro, you’ll find an owner’s suite in the portside hull with a queen-size berth and en suite head. Two double-berth cabins and one more head are available for the kids. If your brood is bigger, the Quator setup features four double cabins with two heads.

The 37 is a traveler and can be powered with twin 150 hp or 220 hp Volvo Penta diesels. Top speed with the smaller engines is 17 knots, while it’s 20 knots with the bigger power plants. Interestingly, at 7 knots, the fuel consumption is the same, with either set of motors offering voyagers a 1 ,000-nm range.

Read more: Fountaine Pajot MY 37

Solarwave 64

Many yachts boast eco chops because they have a handful of solar panels that power the microwave or navigation lights. The Solarwave 64 , launched last summer, has the potential to run on sunshine alone. The vessel’s 42 solar panels generate 15 kW that are stored in batteries weighing about 1,300 pounds. They connect to electric motors.

Read more: Solarwave 64

Glider SS18

This British builder says it strives for design innovation and the Glider SS18 displays that DNA, the result of 8 years of research and development. She has a head-turning, catamaran hull form constructed from aluminum and composite materials. She is 60 feet LOA with a 17-foot beam, and has a relatively shallow 1-foot draft. Powered by quad Yamaha 300 hp outboards, she can reportedly reach 50 knots, and with her Stability Control System (SCS), should give a smooth ride while doing it.

Read more: Glider SS18

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Summer Ready Boats Under 40 Feet

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If there is one thing we have heard from our customers during the Coronavirus stay-at-home order, it's that they can't wait to get back boating again. Sitting inside for weeks, while important, has left everyone yearning for the outdoors. Whether doing routine maintenance on fishing gear or chartplotting their next cruising itinerary, boaters are spending their time away from boating thinking about, well, boating.

Don't be stuck on shore this summer watching everyone escape their stresses and enjoy the warmth of the sun on a boat or yacht. If you are new to boating or looking for an upgrade, SI Yachts has some of the top brands in the world under 40-feet available now. We also have several pre-owned options as well!

The day the quarantine is over, boaters will flock to the refuge of the ocean to release their worry and heal their minds. Call us today at (718) 984-7676 , or email us at [email protected], and we can speak with you about your boating plans. This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of historically low interest rates as well as buyer incentives!

NEW - 2019 HCB 39 Speciale - In-Stock Now In Freeport, NY

The electrifying HCB 39 Speciale is a workhorse, luxury center-console capable of taking you the distance while in total comfort. Powered with triple Yamaha 350hp outboard engines, the 39 Speciale is the perfect tender for your big sportfish or motor yacht, as well as an excellent fishing or cruising center-console. Enjoy the freedom that a center-console offers along with a spacious, comfortable cabin. Included are a large berth for overnight trips, interior storage, and a walk-in head. For more photos and information on our in-stock 39 Speciale, follow this link .

NEW - 2020 Viking 38 Billfish - In-Stock Now In Freeport, NY

Viking 38 Billfish in new york

This battle-wagon is ready to fish! The new Viking 38 Billfish is the ultimate owner-operator boat that's perfect for fishing and cruising. Enjoy Viking quality in an easily managed, very maneuverable fun-to-drive sportfish. The 38 Billfish is described as a fast, comfortable personal sportfisherman that is an excellent option for the boater that wants to fish, cruise with family or friends, and wants nothing but the very best. From the 109-square foot cockpit to the spacious interior cabin, the 38 Billfish is ready for summer. For more photos and information on our in-stock Viking 38 Billfish, please follow this link .

"CATCH 22" - 2003 Tiara 3800 Open - Located In Oyster Bay, NY

Tiara boat for sale

Price just reduced! This Tiara 3800 is an excellent open-fisherman with upgraded, new twin Cummins QSX 8.3 engines. Starting with the tuna tower, it includes ten rod holders on the arch, FLIR camera, and outriggers for offshore fishing. There is a KVH 3HD to catch the game out at sea in both the salon and stateroom. Other electronics include a Garmin 7612 xsv and 7608 GPS, GT50 thru-hull transducer moving aft, and a 5' hydraulic swim platform that makes family swimming adventure fun and easy. The asking price of this pre-owned Tiara is $354,900. For more photos and information, please follow this link .

NEW 2020 Valhalla Boatworks V-37 - Located In Freeport, NY

Valhalla V-37 for sale

One of the most exciting boats of 2020 is available now at our Freeport location! Valhalla Boatworks offer everything you could desire in a center-console built with Viking quality, materials, and components. From the Seakeeper Gyro to the Chris Costa seating to the Gemlux outriggers, the V-37 is built for the hardcore angler. Our V-37 in-stock is powered with triple Mercury Verado 400hp outboard engines that, combined with the innovative stepped hull, produce amazing performance, speed, and planing abilities. For more information on our available V-37, please follow this link .

Offers Encouraged! 2018 Jeanneau NC11 - Located in Freeport, NY!

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This 2018 Jeanneau NC11 is a truly innovative boat. Her two stateroom layout is versatile for family or friends to cruise in complete comfort. Large upper salon windows and electric sunroof allows natural lighting. Three sliding glass panel doors open from the salon to cockpit combining entertainment space. Outfitted with all the right options; joystick control, power sunroof, Raytheon electronics, generator and teak decking to name a few. For more photos, please follow this link .

"EMOTIONAL RESCUE" - 2002 Cabo 35 Express - Located In Montauk. NY

Cabo Yacht For Sale In New York

The iconic Cabo Yachts express sportfisherman is one of boating's legendary models known for serious tournament competition. "Emotional Rescue" is a superb example of the Cabo 35 with up-to-date twin CAT 1,650hp engines. Some of her features include updated Garmin electronics, night vision, and a comfortable interior for overnight fishing trips. For more information on this Cabo 35, please follow this link .

"BELLA VISTA" - 2016 Boston Whaler 345 Conquest - Located In Freeport, NY

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"BELLA VISTA" is a 2016 Boston Whaler 345 Conquest for sale at our Freeport, NY location. This boat is extremely clean and has been meticulously cared for by her owner. The triple Mercury Verado 350hp outboard engines have very low hours and still include the platinum warranty through 5/7/2021.  Other features include an upgraded electronics package, flexi teak deck, and a cockpit sunshade. The current asking price is $399,000. For more photos on Bella Vista, please follow this link .

NEW 2020 Valhalla Boatworks V-33 - Located In Freeport, NY

valhalla boatworks v33 in new york

The Viking-built Valhalla V-33 is the top center-console under 35 feet built today. Loaded down with fishing features from bow to stern, the V33 also has several cruising options you can order including extra seating. Our V-33 in-stock at our Freeport location is powered with twin Mercury Verado 400hp outboard engines, but can be outfitted with three outboards if desired. For more information on the new Valhalla V33, please follow this link .

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Used Motor Yachts for Sale from 40 to 50 Feet

Listed below are used motor yachts for sale between 40 to 50 feet. Motor yachts vary greatly in their hull design, interior accommodations, engine packages, and performance capabilities. They often feature multiple staterooms for owners and guests as well as bathrooms, showers, full galleys and a wide range of other amenities to make life on board very comfortable and luxurious. SYS Yacht Sales offers new and used motor yachts for sale worldwide, including a range of Flybrige yachts, Aft Cabin Yachts, Pilothouse Yachts, Convertibles, Trawlers, Sportfish, Express Cruisers, Sport Cruisers and much more. Don't see the vessel you're looking for here? Contact our experienced yacht brokers for assistance, we look forward to helping you find the yacht that's right for you.

2011 50' Maritimo-A50 Aegean Enclosed Key Biscayne, FL, US

Maritimo A50 Aegean Enclosed


Pershing 50

2008 50' Princess-50 Kavala, GR

Princess 50

2017 50' Marquis-500 Sport Yacht Stuart, FL, US

Marquis 500 Sport Yacht

2018 50' Azimut-50 Flybridge Alexandria Bay, NY, US

Azimut 50 Flybridge

Mai navigare.

2021 50' Galeon-500 Fly Miami, FL, US

Galeon 500 Fly

2021 50' Princess-F50 Dania Beach, FL, US

Princess F50

2014 50' Azimut-50 Flybridge Hellevoetsluis, NL

Jefferson Rivanna 50 SDMY

On the mark.

1994 50' Alden-Motor Yacht Jamestown, RI, US

Alden Motor Yacht

1987 50' Custom-Trawler Biloxi Lugger Gulfport, MS, US

Custom Trawler Biloxi Lugger

2019 50' Galeon-50 Fly Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

Galeon 50 Fly

2016 50' Azimut-50 fly West Palm Beach, FL, US

Azimut 50 fly

2016 50' Beneteau-Monte Carlo 5 Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

Beneteau Monte Carlo 5

Giada maria.

2006 50' Pershing-50 Miami, FL, US

Prestige 500 S

2007 50' LeClercq-50 Coupe Seattle, WA, US

LeClercq 50 Coupe

2016 50' Palm Beach Motor Yachts-PB50 Annapolis, MD, US

Palm Beach Motor Yachts PB50

2013 50' Prestige-500 Baltimore, MD, US

Prestige 500

2018 50' Cruisers Yachts-50 Cantius Seattle, WA, US

Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius

Blu wave (name reserved).

2022 50' Pardo Yachts-50 Aventura, FL, US

Pardo Yachts 50

2015 50' Azimut-Atlantis 50 panama city, PA

Azimut Atlantis 50

1986 50' Ocean Alexander-50 Mark II Suffolk, VA, US

Ocean Alexander 50 Mark II

2014 50' Prestige-500 Palm Beach Gardens, FL, US

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25 Sailboats Under 40′

  • By Cruising World Staff
  • Updated: March 25, 2014

Catalina 275 Sport

“This is a complete package; it’s a good sailing boat and well-thought-out. It’s definitely ready for prime time,” says Boat of the Year judge Ed Sherman. Click here to read why the Catalina 275 Sport won Best Pocket Cruiser in 2014.

Beneteau First 30

As they approached the First 30 to conduct their dockside evaluation during the boat show, the BOTY judges may have been just a little skeptical of this performance-oriented 30-footer’s cruisability. But that skepticism turned into appreciation as soon as they stepped below, and they were downright enamored with how the boat sailed. Click here to read why the Beneteau First 30 won Best Small Cruiser, 20 feet and Under in 2011.

The Presto 30 is an innovative, well-built, good looking cruising boat that satisfied its stated design brief as well as any other boat the judges looked at, though it’s not what you might expect from an average cruising boat. Cruising World judges also noted that this easy-to-handle boat may attract new sailors to the sport so they can learn the ropes and then trade up to another model, an approach that’s important to the health of the entire industry. Click here to read how the Presto 30 won the Cruising Spirit Award in 2011.

Catalina 309

“I think that for the purpose it was put on the water, to be able to walk down, jump aboard, and simply go enjoy it on a weekend, the boat not only hit the price in terms of value but also hit the mark in terms of use,” remarked judge Alvah Simon, a world voyager. Click to read why the Catalina 309 won Domestic Boat of the Year for 2007 .

The J/95’s retractable centerboard and dual rudders make it possible to sail in just 3 feet of water. During our dockside visit, designer Rod Johnstone told us that he wanted to build a comfortable coastal cruiser that could keep people sailing by providing “high performance in shallow water,” and the J/95 did exactly what Rod said it would. Click here to read how it won Best Weekender and Domestic Boat of the Year for 2010.

Catalina 315

This nifty pocket cruiser raises the Catalina quality bar with more comfort and better performance. It’s the little things that make this boat special, including the tall rig, the wide cockpit, the large anchor locker, the sprit for the asymmetric kite, and the clever use of space below. Click here to read how the Catalina 315 won Best Inshore Cruiser for 2013.

The Delphia 33 is a boat that’s maximized every inch of available space, and the overall fit and finish, from the joiner work to the systems installation to the structural integrity of the boat, is well done. Click here to read why the Delphia 33 won Import Boat of the Year in 2008.

“With this introductory cruiser, Hunter is trying to bring people up through its ranks and into cruising from trailer-sailers and smaller boats,” said Alvah Simon. “And the company has done that with a 33-footer that has quality and affordability but is still manageable and unintimidating.” Click here to read why the Hunter e33 won Best Compact Cruiser for 2012.

C&C 101

The 33-foot C&C 101 boasts thoroughly modern lines and a nice turn of speed but also features a fine layout belowdecks, with cherry furniture and a teak cabin sole. Click here to read why the C&C 101 won Domestic Boat of the Year and Best Performance Cruiser in 2013.

This dual-purpose cruiser is both easy to handle and zippy on the racecourse. Click here to read why the X-34 won Best Racer-Cruiser for 2009.

Beneteau 34

This affordable performance cruiser is a blast to sail, with details often lacking on more expensive boats. Click here to read a boat review of the Beneteau 34. Click here to read why the Beneteau 34 won the award for Best Value in 2009.

Tartan 3400

The Tartan 3400, with double cabins fore and aft, was still sufficiently nimble and distinctive to cop the 2006 Boat of the Year award for Best Production Cruiser from 31 to 36 Feet. Click here to read more.

The BOTY judges found lots on which to agree as they proclaimed the Najad 355 to be the Best Small Cruiser of 2008: great sails, solid motion through the water, practical interior, well-laid-out deck. Click here to read more.

Catalina 355

Two themes—consideration and principles—epitomize the Catalina 355. Click here to read why it won Domestic Boat of the Year in 2011.

Sabre Spirit

Andrew Burton found the 36-foot Sabre Spirit boat not only easily handled and fast but also a sheer delight to sail; no wonder it won the Judges’ Choice Award in Cruising World’s 2008 Boat of the Year contest. Click here to read more .

Island Packet Estero

Comfortable surroundings are easily driven by a fully self-tending and roller-furling rig on the 36-foot Island Packet Estero. Click here to read why it won Best Midsize Cruiser Under 40 feet in 2010.

Hallberg-Rassy 37

Like the Swedes who manufacture it, the Hallberg-Rassy 37 is a hardy sailer. The boat’s seakindly performance gives the assurance that it can take you anywhere, and once you get aboard, that’s exactly where you’ll want to go. Click here to read why it won Import Boat of the Year in 2006.

Malö 37 Classic

This purpose-built craft is a dream to steer and a delight to the eyes. Click here to read how it won Import Boat of the Year for 2009. Click here to read a full boat review.

Catalina 375

Solid construction and thoughtful amenities make life onboard this boat more comfortable. Click here to read why the Catalina 375 won Best All-Purpose Cruiser, 30 to 40 Feet in 2009.

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 379

This midsize offering from Jeanneau has a modern look and is ready for sea. Click here to read why it won Domestic Boat of the Year and Best Midsize Cruiser for 2012.

“This very responsive sailboat scoots along quite nicely, I think as well as anything we sailed in this fleet,” says Boat of the Year judge Mark Schrader. Click here to read why the Dehler 38 won Best Cruising Sailboat Under 38 Feet in 2014.

Better-than-expected performance, good design ideas, and follow-through in their execution led to the Hunter 38 winning Best Production Cruiser Under 40 feet for 2005. Click here to read more.

Who says a cruising cat under 40 feet isn’t big enough for comfortable accommodations? The 38’s hulls are narrow where they meet the water for performance purposes but flare out to create ample interior space. Click here to read why the Leopard 38 won Import Boat of the Year in 2010.

Seawind 1160

This 38-foot cat will appeal to cruisers who want a well-built boat that can sail away in a hurry. Click here to read why the Seawind 1160 won Best Multihull Cruiser and Most Innovative Boat for 2007.

“The company is mixing traditional aesthetics with modern gear–from the carbon rudder to tweakers on the jib tracks, and it works really well,” said Boat of the Year judge Steve Callahan of the Sabre 386. Click here to read why it was named Domestic Boat of the Year for 2005.

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Our resident used boat expert Nick Burnham picks out four of the best 40ft flybridges that can be found on the secondhand market…

Flybridge boats tend to have the reputation of being the Volvo estates of the motor boat world. Sure, you can see how practical they are and how much sense they make, but they’re for older people surely? The pipe and slippers option.

And then, possibly just like that Volvo estate or those slippers, quite unexpectedly one day you find yourself with a strange yearning. Yes, in your head you’re Don Johnson in Miami Vice at the helm of your sleek fast sportscruiser .

But it’s winter, your head is cold and you’re not looking forward to doing battle with the canopies upon your return to the marina. For me the road to Damascus moment was a sudden one. There I was, aimlessly browsing the MBY brokerage ads when an immaculate looking Princess 38 sprang at me from the pages and ambushed me.

Before I could help myself I was ruminating that my head would stay warm conning that from the lower helm and all hope was lost. And it turns out there are plenty of other desirable flybridges under 40ft too. Pass the slippers.

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Princess 38.

Built: 2002 Price: £149,000

Many years ago, when I was a broker for Princess Yachts , I sold several of these to always satisfied owners. Launched in 1999, at the time it was the smallest boat in the range (indeed the marque’s flybridge range now starts at 45ft) and whenever a 38 owner visited a boat show I was at, I’d always take them aboard a much larger model.

The reaction was always the same: “It’s exactly like my boat, only larger.” And that was the key to this brilliant little compact cruiser, no sense that you were buying a cheaper Princess, only that you were buying a smaller one.

That sense of high-end quality begins the moment you step through the saloon doors. Indeed it begins with the saloon doors because, rather than the usual white powder coated aluminium finish, the three part sliding doors are framed with stainless steel, just as you’d expect from a seven figure 70-footer.

And so it continues – the high gloss cherry cabinetry might feel a little dated by today’s standards but there’s no criticising the quality, which is the equal of far larger models.

Most Princess 38s got a small double settee opposite the large C-shaped main settee to starboard, this one is rare in having been specced with a useful sideboard instead. On the lower deck the two cabins share one large heads rather than getting one each.


Forward owner’s cabin and guest cabin share the one heads between them

The flybridge helm position consists of two bucket seats, but it’s impossible to access the navigation seat without displacing the helmsman. Other than that small quirk it’s a great layout with steps to the flybridge rather than a ladder and a decent sized bathing platform.


Princess offered twin Volvo Penta KAMD44 260hp diesel engines when new, but almost all went out with a pair of the larger TAMD 63 motors, either in 318hp or 370hp variant. This boat has the former, which should offer close to 30 knots.


Gloss cherry woodwork may look dated but there’s no doubting the quality of it

The hull extends beneath the bathing platform increasing waterline length, a common trick now as it increases buoyancy aft and lengthens the waterline to improve the ride and the running angle.


LOA: 39ft 10in (12.1m) Beam: 12ft 59in (3.9m) Draft: 3ft 1in (0.9m) Displacement: 8.5 tonnes Fuel capacity: 1,000 litres Engines: Twin Volvo Penta TAMD 63L 318hp diesels Location: Swanwick Contact: Princess Motor Yacht Sales

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Fairline phantom 38.

Built: 1997 Price: £119,950

It’s impossible, or at least unwise, to look at any Nineties or early- Noughties Princess without checking out the Fairline alternative (or vice versa), so closely do the two product ranges mirror each other during this era.

In this instance, the Princess 38’s doppelgänger was the Fairline Phantom 38 , although the Phantom came first; it was launched two years earlier in 1997, terminating in 2003 (as did the Princess 38).

The basic concept might be nigh-on identical, but the execution differed markedly in a couple of key areas. Although the basic set-up was the tried and tested owner’s cabin in the bow, guest cabin to starboard, galley to port and then a saloon on the main deck, the crucial difference was that Fairline managed to squeeze in a tiny second heads, meaning both cabins had their own facilities rather than needing to share (unless you wanted a shower, the second heads was too small to offer one of those).

The rest of the lower deck is a mite squeezed as a result, but if you have regular guests aboard it’s a lovely feature. Fairline also offered a light maple finish, although this boat sports the cherry wood.


An interior refit would lift the rather dated look of this blue-heavy interior

The exterior follows the same pattern, conceptually similar but differing in the details. Thick styling mouldings did a great job of blocking much of the view from the lower saloon windows (amusing to note that the saloon images in the brochure have the blinds drawn) although the larger upper windows offer a great view.

And the flybridge layout is superior, with a central helm flanked by two further seats and more seating aft.

Fairline eschewed the smaller Volvo Pentas, offering both versions of the twin 63 lumps plus a 355hp Caterpillar option. This boat has the largest TAMD 63P motors which would have given a solid 30 knots when new.


The interior looks notably more modern than the earlier Princess and Fairline 38s

An Olesinski designed hull like the Princess, the Phantom’s shaft drive, rudders and tunnelled propellers are better suited to directional stability than agility, which is exactly what you want in a comfortable flybridge cruiser like this.

LOA: 38ft 7in (11.7m) Beam: 12ft 8in (3.8m) Draft: 3ft 3in (1.0m) Displacement: 9.8 tonnes Fuel capacity: 910 litres Engines: Twin Volvo Penta TAMD 63P 370hp diesel engines Location: Poole Contact: Salterns Brokerage

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Built: 2002 Price: £119,950

Perhaps it’s the swage line bisecting the hull topsides, something Princess and Fairline had been fading out since the mid- Nineties, perhaps it’s the beige tint to the gelcoat, but the Spanish built Rodman 38 looks a little dated compared to the similarly sized and styled Princess 38 and Fairline Phantom 38.

Which is interesting because the Rodman 38 is actually a newer design, hitting the water in 2002 and running through to 2009. Most likely this is due to the builder’s roots. With a rich back catalogue of serious commercial vessels, its leisure craft tend to be a little more prosaic, but are absolutely rock solid.

Despite arguably lacking the nth degree of sophistication of its British rivals, there are some nice details in elements like the polished wooden trim in the ceiling, whilst the wooden floor provides a more practical, if less glamorous surface. The layout is again broadly similar, with Rodman emulating the two cabin, two head layout of the Fairline.

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Like the Fairline, the Rodman has two heads as well as two cabins below decks

Look more closely at the outside of this boat and you’ll realise that it is, in fact, more modern than it first appears. Witness the one-piece windscreen, rather than the two panes and central mullion of the other boats here, and the glass transom door rather than the old-fashioned solid GRP offering.

Rodman’s practicality shines through in the number of grab handles around the exterior and the seven-inch wide side decks. It’s a boat designed to be used.

Although launched with the traditional twin Volvo Penta KAD44 or TAMD63 P engines of its rivals plus a Yanmar diesel alternative, all connected to a shaft drive, Rodman later offered a Volvo Penta IPS500 option.

A very enthusiastic adopter of Volvo Penta’s pod drives from day one, this is a rare option in a boat of this size, style and vintage. This particular example has the twin TAMD 63P engines, the same as the boat we tested upon launch, finding 31 knots at the top end.

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As solid as the rest of the boat, seakeeping is reassuring rather than exciting, again in keeping with expectations.

LOA: 37ft 9in (11.5m) Beam: 12ft 9in (3.9m) Draft: 2ft 9in (0.9m) Displacement: 8.0 tonnes Fuel capacity: 940 litres Engines: Twin Volvo Penta TAMD 63P 370hp diesel engines Location: Essex Contact: Boats.co.uk

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Grand Banks 36 Sedan

Built: 1991 Price: £139,950

Looking at the three boats preceding this one, you might be forgiven for thinking that there’s only one basic layout for a sub-40ft flybridge boat, but Grand Banks is here to prove that theory wrong.

Known for its aft cabin trawler yacht vessels (the Classic range), Grand Banks also made some fine aft cockpit flybridge variants under the Sedan or Europa banner.

Not content with offering three variations of the 36 hull, Grand Banks also offered two interior layout options for its Classic and Europa models.

Both shared the same main deck layout – a comfortable saloon accessed through a sliding door in the aft bulkhead (there’s another next to the helm) with settees on either side, a galley forward to port and the helm to starboard. The standard layout then had a vee-berth in the bow on the lower deck and a bunk bed cabin to port opposite the heads.

However, this is the Master Cabin layout which loses the second cabin in favour of a much larger owner’s cabin, putting the heads and shower in separate cubicles. For a cruising couple with only occasional guests (the saloon settees convert to beds), this is a terrific layout.

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Master Cabin layout has just the one cabin but it’s a pleasingly big and comfortable one

Very trawler yacht on the outside, you’ve got your low, wide side decks, raised bulwarks and a traditional ladder to the flybridge. It’s an easy boat both to board and to crew.

The hull itself is based on a design that dates back to the days when Grand Banks were building boats out of wood, hence the simulated planking of the GRP topsides.

Various engine options were offered, covering a wide spread of power, as some customers were content to cruise at displacement speeds, for which a pair of 135hp motors were adequate, while others craved semi-planing performance.

This boat has a pair of Cummins 210hp units, similar to the Perkins 225hp engines that powered our test boat to about 15 knots.

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Much like the exterior, the GB36’s interior has a timeless appeal and lasting quality

A semi-displacement hull, the Grand Banks pushes stolidly through heavy seas rather than bouncing over them at speed as a planing hull does. The result is plenty of spray but a calmer ride.

LOA: 40ft 2in (12.3m) Beam: 12ft 6in (3.9m) Draft: 4ft 0in (1.2m) Displacement: 12.5 tonnes Fuel capacity: 775 litres Engines: Twin Cummins 210hp diesel engines Location: Port Solent For sale: Boat Showrooms

First published in the July 2023 issue of MBY.

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Princess 388

Built: 1991 Price: £79,950

One of the first Bernard Olesinski designs for Princess Yachts , it replaced the John Bennett-designed 385. Although a similar concept, a complete change of style meant it looked like a boat from the future.

The layout of the 388 mirrored its 385 predecessor and the 38 that set the template before that. It’s a set-up that just works – a central double berth in an ensuite owner’s cabin forward, a guest cabin with twin singles to starboard, and opposite that the day heads and galley.

Steps lead up from there to the saloon on the main deck. The raised double helm seat is to starboard with an L-shaped dinette aft of it and a straight settee opposite helping to create a sociable seating area.


Galley is on the lower deck with an owner’s cabin forward and a twin guest to starboard

The outside was broadly similar in concept to the 385 but the big news was the lower deck portholes. Previously positioned in the coachroof, for the 388 they’d shifted down and were now part of the hull, the biggest change to glazing until large hull windows began to appear 20 years later.

A double knuckle in the hull visually broke up the topsides and the superstructure looked more rakish. No sign of transom doors or flybridge stairs yet, however, just the usual ladder.

Almost all Princess 388s went out with a pair of Volvo Penta TAMD 61 306hp straight six diesel engines nestled beneath the saloon floor. Connected straight to shaft drive, these old-school mechanical motors, complete with cable operated controls, are simple, well proven and pushed the boat toward 30 knots when it was new.


The raised helm and sociable saloon layout works as well today as it did 30 years ago

The first boat Olesinski designed for Princess was the 45, a boat renowned to this day for rewriting the abilities of the modern planing flybridge cruiser. (Maximum geek points for knowing that the 30DS was the first Olesinski designed Princess but it was an existing concept he took to them.) The Princess 388 was Princess 45 lite – solid, capable and able to maintain high speeds when the sea was up.


LOA: 38ft 8in (11.8m) Beam: 13ft 6in (4.1m) Draught: 3ft 0in (0.9m) Displacement: 8 tonnes Fuel capacity: 1,137 litres Engines: Twin Volvo Penta TAMD 61 306hp diesel engines Location: Plymouth Contact: Red Ensign

Sealine 42/5

Built: 2010 Price: £219,950

When Sealine launched the 42/5 at the Southampton Boat Show in 2001, the clue was in the name. Sealine’s SECS (Sealine Extending Cockpit System) turned the boat from a 42-footer to a 45-footer, with those extra three feet all added to the cockpit, at the push of a button.

But there is far more to the 42/5 than just the ability to change length depending on whether the marina has its tape measure out. The layout is classic 40ft flybridge, with a twist. The standard layout, which this boat has, is ensuite master cabin forward, guest cabin to starboard, galley to port then steps up to the saloon.

The twist was an alternative layout that moved the galley up to the port side of the saloon, leaving space for a third cabin on the lower deck. There was also a version of the second cabin that allowed it to convert to a small office. Post 2006 boats (like this one) got an interior refresh that included more contemporary carpentry and seating.


Forward owner’s cabin is a decent size and has plenty of storage for clothes

Living up to its innovator billing, as well as the SECS system, Sealine gave the 42/5 the option of a cockpit barbecue and a crane to lift the tender aboard, while integrated anchor stowage in the bow was standard.

The cockpit is well protected by a long flybridge overhang, which itself creates space for sunpads at its aft end that integrate with the seating by folding the backrests flat.

Volvo Penta’s TAMD series engines were the popular choice when this boat was launched – either twin TAMD 63P at 370hp each or TAMD 74 or 75 motors at 430hp or 480hp.

Cummins were also an option, although rare in Europe, as most Cummins boats went to the USA. After 2005 the new D Series Volvos were fitted, this boat getting twin D6-435 435hp motors for a top speed close to 30 knots.


Lower galley still feels connected to the saloon in this two cabin version of the boat

A shaft drive puts the engines toward the centre for safe predictable seakeeping.

LOA: 42ft 4in (12.9m) Beam: 13ft 0in (4.2m) Draught: 3ft 3in (1.0m) Displacement: 11.8 tonnes Fuel capacity: 1,410 litres Engines: Twin Volvo Penta D6 435hp engines Location: Weymouth Contact: J D Yachts

Fairline Squadron 42

Built: 2012 Price: £324,950

Launched in 2010, the Squadron 42 is an object lesson in just how far boat design had evolved since the 1990s. Although the same basic layout, the look and the feel are dramatically different from earlier boats of this size.

Pale woods were very much in vogue when this model launched, but there’s something reassuringly classy about the darker satin walnut interior.

The layout remains the same as the older boats featured here, but there’s a sense of space engendered by both the crisp contemporary joinery and the amount of glazing throughout, particularly in the forward cabin where the centre section of the ceiling is almost all glass.


Long strip of overhead glazing makes for a lovely bright cabin when the sunpads are removed

The glossy dark blue topsides really set this boat off. The superstructure is a little more angular and it’s a very contemporary looking vessel. One particularly neat feature is a cockpit seat that faces forward into the boat, so far so conventional.

But tilt the backrest forward and it becomes an aft-facing seat, transforming your view from saloon doors to, well, the world. Another clever touch is a tender- launching system that cantilevers a RIB from bathing platform to water.

Buyers could opt for Volvo Penta D6 series motors in either 370hp format, as fitted to this boat, or 435hp versions. Both were linked to conventional shafts and rudders.

We tested the boat with the latter and achieved 30 knots. The smaller engines would likely be a knot or three down on this, but should still give an easy 20-knot cruise.


Sharper design looks a lot more contemporary than the other boats featured here

With around a 13° transom deadrise, this Fairline was one of the first to incorporate flatter aft sections to the hull. The idea was to create easier planing ability but with the hull sharpening to a deeper vee forward for good headwind ability.

We tested the boat in a blustery Force 5 and discovered the concept worked well, although the sheer weight of the boat (15 tonnes loaded) meant it could displace some spray!

LOA: 42ft 5in (12.9m) Beam: 13ft 10in (4.2m) Draught: 3ft 6in (1.1m) Displacement: 15 tonnes Fuel capacity: 996 litres Engines: Volvo Penta D6-370 370hp diesel engines Location: Spain Contact: Boats.co.uk


Nord Star 40

Built: 2014 Price: £364,950

Sometimes it’s hard to pigeonhole boats to a specific category and the Nord Star 40 is a case in point. At first glance it looks like a walk-around wheelhouse cruiser like a Botnia or a Sargo (both built in Finland, as this boat is).

But the crucial difference, and the reason for its inclusion in this feature, is that the Nord Star incorporates a proper flybridge deck as an option.

The interior of the boat is typically Scandinavian – extremely practical but saved from being utilitarian by a high standard of finish. The two side doors are augmented by another sliding door in the rear bulkhead, improving both access and ventilation.

Helm and navigator get individual and very comfortable-looking seats to port and starboard, and there’s a decent saloon area behind them as well as a galley aft.

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Two sets of steps lead down to the owner’s cabin forward and the guest cabin aft

Drop down to the lower deck forward and you’ll find a double berth in the forward cabin and there’s a heads down here as well. Less obvious is the discovery that further aft is a separate access behind the dinette which leads down to another cabin with a double berth and its own heads.

The outside of the boat is pure walk-around at deck level. Wide, safe, well bulwarked and teak-laid walkways either side of the wheelhouse take you forward to the foredeck or aft to the cockpit.

But what is unusual are the steps leading up to a surprisingly large flybridge situated over the wheelhouse. Until fairly recently Nord Star was the only manufacturer offering this on a walk-around style 40 footer.

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Busy wheelhouse design has sliding aft doors to the cockpit and side doors to the decks

A pair of Volvo Penta D6-370 diesels sit beneath the aft deck. They transmit their combined 740hp through a pair of duo prop outdrives which push the boat close to 40 knots, making a fast 30-knot cruise possible.

Those outdrives don’t just offer a relatively slippery low drag, high-speed solution, they also give fast and direct handling as direction changes are via vectored propeller thrust rather than the more passive water deflection of rudders.

And it’s Finnish, so expect a sturdily built but soft riding hull that’s more than capable of taking on choppy seas.

LOA: 42ft 7in (13.0m) Beam: 12ft 8in (3.8m) Draught: 3ft 3in (1.0m) Displacement: 10 tonnes Fuel capacity: 860 litres Engines: Twin Volvo Penta D6-370 370hp diesels Location: Southampton Contact: Approved Boats

First published in the May 2021 issue of Motor Boat & Yachting.

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    Sea Ray's flagship is the SLX 400 OB, a 42-foot platform with outstanding use of space and basic accommodations, that embodies bowrider performance and social options with cabin cruiser comfort. All told, this boat has seating for up to 22 people and can reach 60 mph. The SLX 400 is "The Entertainer," dubbed for the copious space for ...

  12. 12 Power Catamarans Reviewed

    The Aquila 36 is the first vessel in the builder's series with outboard power. Aquila Boats. The Aquila 36 is a departure from her sisterships in that she is an outboard-powered, express-cruiser-style catamaran, but she also adheres to MarineMax's philosophies.. With a single main living level from bow to stern and a beam of 14 feet 7 inches, the Aquila 36 is like a bowrider on steroids.

  13. Summer Ready Boats Under 40 Feet

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  14. Used Motor Yachts for Sale from 40 to 50 feet

    Listed below are used motor yachts for sale between 40 to 50 feet. Motor yachts vary greatly in their hull design, interior accommodations, engine packages, and performance capabilities. They often feature multiple staterooms for owners and guests as well as bathrooms, showers, full galleys and a wide range of other amenities to make life on ...

  15. Experts' Pick: 25 Sailboats Under 40'

    Catalina 275 Sport. Catalina 275 Sport Billy Black. "This is a complete package; it's a good sailing boat and well-thought-out. It's definitely ready for prime time," says Boat of the Year judge Ed Sherman. Click here to read why the Catalina 275 Sport won Best Pocket Cruiser in 2014.

  16. Best 40ft flybridges: Our pick of the secondhand market

    Sealine 42/5. Built: 2010. Price: £219,950. When Sealine launched the 42/5 at the Southampton Boat Show in 2001, the clue was in the name. Sealine's SECS (Sealine Extending Cockpit System) turned the boat from a 42-footer to a 45-footer, with those extra three feet all added to the cockpit, at the push of a button.

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