Sail magazine names top boats for 2014

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Sail magazine announced its Best Boat Awards for 2014.

The magazine announced its favorite 15 picks for the new model year, saying “the boatbuilding industry has pulled out all the stops to create a fleet of new designs that is more diverse and creative than ever.”

The list of winners follows:

• Flagship monohull — Dufour Grand Large 500

• Monohull 41 to 50 feet — Alerion 41

• Monohull 30 to 40 feet — Catalina 275 Sport

• Monohull 31 to 40 feet — Beneteau Oceanis 38

• Perform monohull under 30 feet — Xp 44

• Daysailer — Paine 14

• Trailer sailer — Far East 18/18R

• Multihull under 30 feet — RS Cat 16

• Multihull 31 to 40 feet — Lagoon 39

• Multihull 41 to 50 feet — Atlantic 47

• Flagship multihull — Fountaine Pajot 67

• Systems — Gunboat 60 (winner in three systems categories)

Sail magazine and Soundings Trade Only are part of the Active Interest Media Marine Group.

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