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Racing Boats, Especially Now

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While Swiftsure Yachts has earned a reputation for selling high quality offshore cruisers, racing is in our blood. In fact, everybody at Swiftsure has spent plenty of time calling shifts, sitting on the rail and packing chutes. And sometimes we get to sell racing boats too! Racing has changed over the last few decades and […]

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Simon Cox Joins the Swiftsure Yachts Team in British Columbia

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We’re extremely excited to share the news that Simon Cox, based in Sidney, British Columbia, has officially joined the team. Swiftsure Yachts is definitely growing lengthwise! With the recent addition of Allison Lehman in the San Francisco Bay area, and now Simon Cox in British Columbia, Swiftsure can now offer immediate personal service in those […]

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Blue Water Webinars from Grand Large Yachting

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One of the reasons we love representing Grand Large Yachting is how forward-thinking they are. The Allures, Garcia, Outremer and Gunboat brands feature well thought-out and proven innovations. Customers respond to this, both with loyalty and enthusiasm. Now, in this age of limited travel and in-person opportunities, Grand Large is tapping its friends in the […]

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The Definitive Racer Cruiser

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Some boats have high quality throughout. Others might be thought of as truly competitive racers. And, of course, there is the ubiquitous designation “performance cruiser.” Still others promise offshore ready. Very few can lay claim to all of those. Firefly does. She’s listed at $499,000. Firefly is a Morris 45, designed by Chuck Paine and […]

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RED – A Cruiser Among Friends

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When Richard Dowling stepped down below for the first time on the Waterline 48 RED in 2006, he was so taken he told the owner (and his good friend) Kevin, “Thanks for having my boat built for me!” Richard and Fran Kelly were visiting their friends in the Marshall Islands, after RED had already sailed […]

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Talking Trends with John Neal

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Swiftsure Yachts has a longstanding relationship with John Neal and Amanda Swan and Mahina Expeditions. Their seminars and sage advice to cruisers have launched many an epic cruise. In anticipation of the upcoming Seattle Boat Show John Neal does a little Q and A with our own Pete McGonagle about trends in the current cruising […]

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Rendezvousing with Bob Perry

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Swiftsure Yachts has a very strong connection to Bob Perry. Many Swiftsure brokers have owned Perry designs and put a lot of happy miles on them. Brad and PJ Baker owned the 48-foot Capaz and cruised her around the Pacific with their two boys. Pete McGonagle owned the 51-foot custom Perry sloop Charlotte and cruised […]

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“Amagansett” is Sabre at its Best

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It’s not always easy to find a boat with great sailing qualities, real comfort, and timeless style all wrapped up in a high-quality package. Yet that is exactly what Sabre 426 Amagansett is. For decades Sabre built high quality sailboats. They weren’t flashy, and there were no pretenses at dominating racing fleets. But as you […]