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Let’s Rendezvous!

Last month I had the pleasure of attending the 2016 Jeanneau Owner’s Rendezvous in the British Virgin Islands. This is the third time Jeanneau America has hosted the event since it was first started in 2012. And while no two rendezvous’ have been exactly the same, they have all shared the same basic DNA: sailing, adventure, fun, laughter, good times, […]

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Underway Aboard the Velasco 37F

It’s hard to get around the fact that new boats, especially cruising boats, can get expensive. That’s why one of the best features of the Velasco 37F is the price. Right from the very beginning, the Velasco 37 was designed and built with affordability in mind. Powered by twin Volvo D4s or optional D6s, the Velasco 37F, nicely equipped, will power […]

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Test Sail: Jeanneau 349

Annapolis is a great place for a boat show. I mean, the town is uber historic, and charming, and quaint…but…after many, many years as a boat tester and judge for both SAIL and Cruising World magazines, I can also attest to the fact that Annapolis can sometimes lack one of the most important ingredients one needs to conduct a proper boat test—WIND. However…this was one of those special days […]

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A Father and Son put the Sun Fast 3600 through its Paces

“The meaning of ‘performance’ in modern, production monohulls continues to evolve and the Jeanneau 3600 is leading the way.” George Day, Blue Water Sailing Magazine Back in September, before the Newport International Boat show, George Day, owner of Blue Water Sailing Magazine, received a text from his older son Simon Day which included a picture of what Simon described as a […]

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Leader 36 wins Best of Boats

In 1957, Henri Jeanneau, already passionate about aeroplanes and automobiles, had just discovered a brand new passion for powerboating, one that began as he watched a boat pass by his window. Soon afterward, in the small town of Les Herbiers, France, home to a rich heritage of artisan work, he began building a wooden hull with which he participated in […]

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Anchored in Hope

A Journey of Perseverance and Hope – By Jim and Bonnie Stoll We were a typical family of four: Jim a pilot for United Airlines; Bonnie working part-time but mostly raising our two daughters, Amanda and Sarah; living in a small mid-west town. We loved to travel, sail and do many other family activities. All of this was interrupted on […]

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