Greet the Fleet

Sailors look­ing for new ideas will not be dis­ap­pointed by the 51 new mod­els bound for the com­ing year’s boat shows.

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Check out the 2019 show­case of new sail­boats.

Sprits are in for 2019. So are self-tack­ing jibs, wet bars and bar­be­cues on the stern, chaise lounges in the cock­pit and ports in the hull, de­signed to let light pour into in­te­rior cab­ins, per­haps for­ever up­turn­ing the no­tion of “go­ing down be­low.”

Af­ter look­ing through the 51 new mod­els that are ei­ther here in the States al­ready or soon to ar­rive, one thing is clear: Sailors have lots of choices when it comes to how they’ll spend time on the wa­ter. Want to buy Amer­i­can? There are six new sail­boats be­ing launched by U.S. builders. Crazy for cats? You’ll have 17 to choose from, in­clud­ing a foil­ing week­ender that comes with seat belts for the crew.

Maybe size is a con­sid­er­a­tion. Those look­ing to get started with a man­age­able 30-some­thing-footer have seven fresh de­signs to pon­der, both for­eign and do­mes­tic. Or per­haps you’re ready to jump into it big-time? Have a look at the 22 50-plus-foot­ers be­ing in­tro­duced. Most come with all the com­forts of home. Lit­er­ally.

Whether you’re a se­ri­ous buyer or just out to kick some fend­ers, there are plenty of new fea­tures to in­spect. So, en­joy.

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