Test Sailing the RS 21

48° North Boat Test From the May 2019 issue In 2018, the British small boat specialists, RS Sailing, came to market with a new keelboat that has been generating a lot of excitement; and now it’s come to the Pacific…

Catalina 425 Boat Review

A Sail Test On An Award-Winning American-Built Cruising Boat From the April, 2020 issue of 48° North My first crossing of the Strait of Juan de Fuca was aboard a wing-keel Catalina 42 that bounded comfortably in…

Sirius 40 DS Boat Review

48° North Tests the Stout, Twin-Keeled Bluewater Cruiser The Sirius 40 Deck Saloon (DS) just made its North American Boat Show debut in Seattle in January, and I have to admit, it had not been on my radar. It certainly is…

48° North Boat Review of Beneteau Oceanis 51.1

Beneteau Oceanis 51.1: Elegant & Easy There are a lot of different priorities that can take center stage when it comes to boat design. Going sailing is the best way to truly discover what they are for a particular boat.…

48° North Boat Review of Jeanneau 440

The new Jeanneau 440 is a seriously cool boat - innovative, confidence inspiring, and comfortable. The latest offering from the Sun Odyssey range, this Phillipe Briande design features several elements that are truly…

48° North Boat Review of J/97E

The J/97, in some form, has actually been on the market since the first hull was finished in 2008. It was built to prioritize ease and versatility while maximizing performance under the IRC racing rule. It did so…

48° North Boat Review of Fountaine Pajot Lucia 40

This article was originally published in the August 2017 issue of 48° North. This month, we had the pleasure of sailing the new Fountaine Pajot Lucia 40. This voluminous and stylish cruising catamaran boasts most of the…