German builder partners with Tripp Design on sailing yacht
German sailboat builder Michael Schmidt Yachtbau formed a partnership with Bill Tripp, of Tripp Design Naval Architecture.
NMMA: Sailboat sales saw double-digit gains in 2016
The National Marine Manufacturers Association said new sailboat retail sales totaled 6,500 units in 2016.
Demand for large sailboats could be on the decline
Though small performance sailboats have seen somewhat strong demand, the desire for large sailing yachts has waned.
Beneteau will debut new boats at Annapolis sailboat show
The company said the Oceanis 35 and 38 models of the past have evolved into two new models for 2017 with redesigned interiors and exteriors.