The First 40.7 combines a sleek and sophisticated racer with all the comforts of a luxurious cruiser. As the IMS World Champion and winner of other prestigious races including the Kenwood Cup and SORC, her Bruce Farr designed hull and powerful rig provide excellent performance. The First 40.7 is an excellent boat whether you're on the race course or if you just want to get to the next harbor a little more quickly than usual.
High stability and refined appendages make the Elan 37 really sparkle upwind, while her clean lines and generous afterbody will make her similarly slippery downwind. You will experience a boat which is fast in light winds, but still capable of sailing at close to full speed even in conditions where the sail power is beyond the optimum.
The design attributes of the new Dehler 36—straight sheer, long waterline, powerful 9/10ths rig—add up to a practical compromise between comfortable cruising and performance sailing. For example, the Dehler’s relatively light displacement and 737-square-foot working sail plan give her a sail area-to-displacement ratio just over 21 and the ability to scoot in the 10- to 12-knot conditions so commonly found in many summertime coastal cruising grounds. Under sail, the Dehler 36 comes into her own. Her 414-
The Contessa 32 is a classic 'cruiser-racer' with a tremendous pedigree combining speed and seaworthiness. First seen at the Boat Show in 1970, over 750 have since been built and they are still being made! Their reputation for seaworthiness is second to none and yet they are still a most beautiful boat to look at. They are now sailed all over the world and there is an active 'one-design' racing fleet in the Solent that still commands the noon start at Cowes Week each year.
She has sleek modern lines, responds to gentle helm commands, balances to windward and accelerates along reaching waves like a racing boat. Under spinnaker and a good breeze 12 knots is possible.