Our editorial team selected 7 used sailboats… a choice made with love. Which is your preferred one?
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
DUFOUR ARPEGE 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.
This cruiser was designed by David Sadler, built by J.J. Taylor & Sons of Toronto, Canada and a few other builders, and made forever famous by then 18-year-old Tania Aebi, who completed her solo circumnavigation aboard Varuna at the age of 21.
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.
The Hallberg-Rassy 342 gives a little more of everything than her predecessor, the almost revolutionary 34, and at the same time offers all the good values that made the Hallberg-Rassy 34, launched 15 years earlier, so successful. Key words such as sailing performance, timeless elegance, comfort, fine joinery work and ease of handling are valid for both models.
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 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.