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SAIL UNIVERSE CHOICE. 9 used sailboats under 36′ we love

Our editorial staff selected 10 used sailboats under 36′ from all over the world. Which is your preferred one?

SWAN 36

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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

HALLBERG-RASSY 342

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.

DUFOUR ARPEGE 30

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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.

SABRE 36

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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.

TARTAN 34

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.

CONTESSA 26

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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.

HUNTER 356

The Hunter 356 was one of first efforts of Florida yacht designer Glenn Henderson, and was notable for its fine sailing qualities, combining shoal draft with a stiff, stable platform.

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.

ISLANDER 36

The Islander 36 is a true classic and depending on whose numbers you believe, there were somewhere between 700 and 800 hulls built between 1973 and 1986. Alan Gurney’s objective in the design of the I36 was to create a “36-foot yacht that would be a competitive machine but also could cruise a family comfortably”.

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