All is ready for the Boot 2018. We selected 9 new sailboats under 40ft not to be missed. Which one do you prefer? Stay tuned for more in the coming days.
Since the successful launch of the Astus 16.5 two years ago, Astusboats has further expanded and improved their range in cooperation with the boat designers of VPLP. Astusboats has remained true to its original philosophy of providing customers with simple but very efficient boats in modern and sleek designs. And this is also true for the new Astus 20.5, once again created in partnership with VPLP. www.astusboats.com
Dufour Grand Large 360
The new Dufour Grand Large 360 is an advanced redesign of the established 350 Grand Large and inherits her hull, rudder, keel and rigging. The deck of the Dufour Grand Large 360, which celebrates its German premiere in Düsseldorf, got a complete redesign to align the boat’s appearance with the new Exclusive model series.
The cockpit of the Dufour Grand Large 360 was functionally optimized, the control colums are now detached and provide the helmsmen with considerably more moving space, facilitating better boat handling. At the stern, the cockpit ends in a dinghy garage and there is an option to integrate a wetbar with grill and sink. Last but not least, the designers enlarged the bathing platform significantly, and placed it closer to the waterline, creating an easily accessible area for relaxation. www.dufour-yachts.com
Focus 750 Performance
The new Focus 750 Performance built at the Sobusiak Yacht Yard in Poland is an easily trailerable and easy to handle small yacht, which can accommodate up to four people below deck. This family-friendly yacht celebrates its German premiere in Düsseldorf at boot 2018.
Thanks to the low overall weight of just 1.3 tonnes and the narrow beam of 2.50 meters, the Focus 750 is ideal for transportation on a trailer towed by the family car. In addition, an optional lifting keel, removable rudder blades and a special mast raising system (also optional), eliminating the need for a crane, make it a lot easier to move the yacht from the trailer into the water and back. yacht-focus.pl
Grand Soleil GS34 Performance
Cantiere del Pardo returns to the roots of the shipyard with a new edition of the legendary Grand Soleil GS 34 Performance and launches a sporty racer for the ORCi and IRC handicap systems.
The GS 34 is a legend among sailors, over 80 units were built of the yacht originally designed in the 70s by Finot and on sale well into the 80s. The GS 34 Performance presented now features modern lines and an improved performance potential, yet without sacrificing comfort and quality of the materials used. The new concept of the Grand Soleil GS 34 Performance was created by Skyron, a joint project of several young Italian designers and marine architects, specifically with the IRC and ORCi handicaps in mind. www.grandsoleil.net
The Hanse 348 may be the smallest yacht in the new Hanse fleet, yet boasts the same luxury and value as its bigger cousins.
“Inspired by Air”, the clear shape of the deck gives it a sportier look and the horizontally mounted panorama window in the saloon perfects the outward appearance, giving the saloon an airy atmosphere. The many technical innovations on board round off the convincing new concept. The tried and tested “Hanse Easy Sailing Concept” keeps sailing simple in all conditions. All manoeuvers can be controlled from the helm station, all lines are within reach of the helmsman. www.yachts.group/hanse
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 319
The Sun Odyssey 319, on display for its German premiere in Düsseldorf, is a continuation of general improvements Jeanneau started in its line of cruising yachts with the Sun Odyssey 440 – and for the first time in years Jeanneau tends to the market segment of small yachts under 10 meters.
During the design of the Jeanneau 319 the French shipyard paid special attention to easy boat handling and high security standards aboard. Combined with its extensive range of equipment, the smallest member of the Sun Odyssey series allows for easy and relaxed sailing. Below decks, the Sun Odyssey 319 makes room for a maximum of 6 people. www.jeanneau.com
NAJAD 395 AC
The Najad 395 was designed in cooperation with the renowned design team of FARR Yacht Design, and Ken Freivokh Design is responsible for the interior yacht design. The Najad 395 AC features a large aft cockpit with twin helm stations, offering the crew plenty of space to operate winches and lines. najad.se
SAFFIER SE 37 LOUNGE
A powerfull rigg, a fast hull in combination with a modern keel, a fixed bowsprit for easy code zero or gennaker handling and the latest building techniques make the Saffier Se 37 a light and fast yacht that allows for comfortable and easy sailing. A unique feature of the Saffier Se 37 Lounge is the forward twin helm and a cockpit free of all ropes and lines. If required, the yacht can be handled by the helmsmen alone. saffieryachts.com
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