Our editorial staff selected 10 used sailboats under 40′ from all over the world. Which is your preferred one?
Beneteau Oceanis 37
This French sailboat is stylish and clean on deck, the interior is comfortable and thoughtfully laid out, it performs very well but is also easy to sail and to maintain, and it’s affordable.
The Contessa 26 was drawn up in 1965 by Jeremy Rodgers and David Sadler. They took the classic Folkboat, modified the keel, added more sail area forward for racing performance, changed the layout and deck structure, and built it of fiberglass instead of wood.
Dufour Arpège 30
The Arpege 30 was introduced in 1966 and had a fairly long production run of approximately 1,500 boats. The Arpege hull is solid fiberglass and the deck may or may not have been cored.
Hinckley Bermuda 40
This Bill Tripp-designed sailboat, produced in Maine by one of America’s greatest Builders, might just define elegance afloat. Production began in 1959 and continued into the 1990s with a few changes.
The Hunter 356 was one of Glenn Henderson first efforts, and was notable for its fine sailing qualities, combining shoal draft with a stiff, stable platform.
The Islander 36 sloop is an inboard-powered, family cruiser and weekend racer with berths for six. The I-36, as she is commonly referred to, is a mid-volume production, California-built, fiberglass-reinforced vessel with an early 1970s to 1984 manufacturing run of about 650 vessels.
With its full keel, round stern, lapstrake fiberglass hull, solid bulwarks and extended anchor roller and bow pulpit, the Nor’Sea 27 is a salty looking classic.
A modern sloop, successor to a popular 38-footer; this boat has contemporary lines, thanks to a sweet low profile and a striking reverse transom.
In the spring of 1968, a Swan 36 was delivered to British sailor, Dave Johnson, who skippered the yacht with remarkable success in regattas around the British Isles, and in particular at Cowes. These racing achievements generated such a positive feedback that Nautor’s Swan rapidly established its reputation as the foremost manufacturer of high performance racing yachts. Read More
The Tartan 34 was commissioned as a “high performance, offshore cruising-racing boat.” The handsome lines of this keel-centerboard craft have withstood the test of time.