Racer-Cruiser Royalty: First 44
The FIRST 44 embodies a natural link between the FIRST 36 and FIRST 53, equally refining and redefining performance, elegance and comfort — a new Biscontini/Argento creation that truly denies itself nothing. She’s a lovely sailing yacht with a remarkable design, offering through her architecture and build quality an experience underway that is simply second to none.
THE MAIN POINTS TO REMEMBER:
The FIRST 44 is presented in two main setups, FIRST 44 and FIRST 44 PERFORMANCE, ...
Gran Turismo 32: The Ideal Entry-Level Express Cruiser
Designed to provide a perfect transition from a day boat to an express cruiser, the Gran Turismo 32 makes use of the Flyer 10 deck plan, while retaining the panache of the Gran Turismo line. It also lives up to the challenge the designers set themselves of marrying the spirit of a large open coupe with that of a spacious, comfortable hard top. And the outcome? The benefits of a day boat bordering an express cruiser!
Light and ventilation are a priority on board. With a ...
First 36: Speed Made Easy
Welcome to the latest model in our new breed of high-performance cruiser-racers.
With a weight of 4.8 tons and an upwind sail area of 80 square metres, the new First 36 simply presents a different sailing experience.
Actually, we believe this is the first time a mainstream-production boat with full-cruising facilities, a mid-market price tag and the full support of a worldwide dealer network has been pushed this far towards true high-performance sailing.
But what we are really proud of ...
Bras d’Or Yacht Club an Integral Part of Baddeck Community
It was the Bras d’Or Yacht Club’s junior sailing program that initially brought Commodore Peter Patterson to the community of Baddeck in Cape Breton, N.S. some 25 years ago.
At the time, he had just gotten back from a stint in the Caribbean as a sailing instructor and was looking for a job.
“I called the Nova Scotia Sailing Association, that’s what it was called at the time and they said they are looking for someone to take over the program at the Bras d’Or Yacht Club. I said ...
Cape Island Cruisers Pleasure Craft is Fuel Efficient and Has Proven Seaworthiness
Lunenburg County boatbuilders Scott Daigley and John Steele have taken a traditional Cape Islander-style hull and used it as the platform to design and build a 38-foot pleasure craft that is not only fuel efficient but has more than a century of proven seaworthiness to its name.
The story begins several years ago, when Steele, now semi-retired, had his boat parked behind Daigley’s shop in Riverport for a refit and to lend a hand when needed.
“The crew were chatting about the state of ...
Antares 8: The Ultimate Family Weekender
More innovative and versatile than ever, the new Antares 8 boasts a range of new leisure functionalities, so you can enjoy maximum comfort and sail in the style and elegance that is a feature of this iconic range. A supremely versatile boat, perfect for chilling out with friends or setting off to cruise for a few days.
With its sleek lines and sporty allure, the Antares 8 fits perfectly into the brand’s weekenders line. The stunning design combines style and ...
Stylish and Pleasant to Sail
Sleeker, lighter, with more sail area, and more space in the bow than its predecessor for the owner’s cabin, the Oceanis 34.1 promises unforgettable days out on the water. Once again, Marc Lombard and Nauta Design have combined their efforts to produce a unique design concept, true to the spirit of the seventh generation Oceanis range.
The deck layout has been redesigned to ensure maximum comfort and safety when moving around the boat, taking the helm and for onboard living ...
Agile, powerful and very habitable, the Antares 8 oozes character. The ideal boat for exploring new shores, she is wonderful for taking a break for a few days, confident that you feel comfortable and safe.
Unique on a boat this size, the Antares 8’s habitability sets it apart from other motor cruisers in this category. The wheelhouse is accessed by a large sliding glass door, sheltering a well-equipped modular living space.
Cleverly rotating, the large port bench at the helm station ...
A smart pocket cruiser, fun day-sailer or an exciting club racer all in one, she is keeping the First promise of modern performance sailing. She can easily sleep up to four persons but at the same time still delivers fun, exciting sailing experience. A completely retractable keel gives you access to cruising spots you missed so far and a possibility to launch and recover your 24 on an ordinary slipway, opening new opportunities. She will take you on relaxed family cruising and exciting day-sa...
Flyer 8 SUNdeck
The innovative Flyer is at once powerful and elegant, and boldly revisits the day boat. Inspired by the design codes of the car industry, the Flyer’s clean modern lines have made a big impact. Attention to detail and quality can be seen in the stainless steel, cabinet work and upholstery. Every Flyer model makes maximum use of the boat’s beam to provide generous living spaces onboard, and an emphasis on sensations.
The Flyer 8 SUNdeck exceeds regular day boat ...