Boat Review: Small fast cruisers

Published on February 2nd, 2020

Paulo Pernão of Interesting Sailboats reports from the 2020 Dusseldorf boat show in Germany and reports on the small fast cruisers that caught his attention.


They were not many, if compared with bigger boats, but we could find at Dusseldorf some very interesting small fast cruisers or cruiser-racers, some with B or C certification and able to weekend-cruise or camping cruise along the shores, others certified Class A and able to cross oceans.

First let me say that this choice is personal. There were many interesting small cruisers at the boat show, some of them with a strong traditional or classic flavor, some putting as much cruising comfort as it was possible on a small hull, but in what regards this choice it is the kid in this old body that talks: these are the boats I would like to sail or own, if I were younger.

When I look at these small boats I just think to myself: WOW! I would like to have fun sailing that and I know that if I were younger I would love not only day sail those boats but also cruise along the coasts or offshore for weeks (depending on the boat), in fact when I was young I have done just that in a boat that had less conditions than any one of these. Full report.

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