Forbes Horton Yachts is pleased to offer a variety of Sail & Power Vessels new to the brokerage market. We may be dodging blizzards these days, but the sun filled weekends of summer are not far off! Whether you have weekend jaunts to St. Michaels in mind or are aiming to win the next Bermuda race we are here to make it happen regardless of your experience level.
2003 Hinckley WhisperJet 44
2001 Sabre 36
1986 Passport 40
2001 Beneteau 331
1990 Canadian Sail Craft 34
As predicted, the Xc-35 from X-Yachts has won over the critics on both sides of the Atlantic and has been awarded the prestigious Sail Magazine award for the best monohull 31-40ft. The Xc series has filled a niche in the market in that it is ideally suited for those who like sailing fast without leaving comfort at the dock. The Xc series is best described as a cruising boat with an attitude. We have the only stateside Xc-35 in front of our Annapolis office and she will not be here long. Here are what the critics are saying about the Xc-35…
“The new Xc 35 from X-Yachts is the smallest in the company’s line of cruising boats. The design work is by Niels Jeppesen, and he is a favorite designer of mine. My take is that the 35 is a hot rod-style family cruising boat. I like everything about it from the shapely stem profile to the traditional rake of the transom. This is a good-looking boat.”-Robert H. Perry
“Construction quality, as on all boats produced by X-Yachts, is outstanding, with an emphasis on strength and security, thanks to a steel grid in the hull that carries the mast and keel loads. All in all, our judges deemed this an exceptional offering for cruisers looking for quality and performance in a boat less than 40 feet long.” –Sail Magazine
We had a great 2014 Annapolis Sailboat Show last week. We placed 3 new orders for 2015 X-Yachts and are excited to have an XC 35 right here at Bert Jabin’s Yacht Yard. She is available for tours, test sails and purchase. Take a look at how she gently slices through the waters of the Chesapeake Bay on a test sail last week.
Read this review of X-Yachts XC 35 from Bob Perry of Sailing Magazine and then come visit us next week at the Annapolis Sailboat Show to review this vessel for yourself. The Annapolis Sailboat Show will take place October 9-13 at City Dock, Annapolis. See you there!
The 19th biennial Annapolis to Bermuda (A2B) Race leaves from the Eastport Yacht Club on Friday, June 6th. Be sure to track the progress of the race here.
The first Annapolis To Bermuda Race was established in 1979 with seven yachts that competed informally. The organizers determined there was sufficient interest for this type of race and it became an accepted biennial event starting in 1980. Since then the fleet has grown and now attracts both racing and cruising boats. The fleet is limited to 50 entries. This allows the committee and host clubs to be responsive to the needs of each entrant–a major objective of the race organizers.
The race has been structured to provide a combination of inshore and offshore racing previously not available. Divisions are established to insure fair matching for both cruising and racing boats. A major objective is to enhance the art of navigation for more sailors. This includes piloting through the 125 miles of Chesapeake Bay coastal waters and navigation of the 628 mile offshore leg. A2B provides these challenges within a framework designed for safe offshore sailing. It enables many sailors to fulfill a lifelong ambition: a blue water passage to an island of coral with white sandy beaches and hospitable people.
Such a controversial story. As someone who has sailed upon the open ocean and is now a parent of two young children, I find it especially interesting. The New York Times said it best on their front page headline, “Two Tots, a Sailboat and a Storm Over Parenting.” Click the title above to listen to the first interview from Eric and Charlotte Kaufman, the couple who were rescued after 3 weeks of sailing across the Pacific Ocean with their two small children.
Congratulations to Philip Plack and Dr. Rosemary, his 1977 Morton & Hersloff, for placing 2nd in the Annual Boatyard Catch and Release Rockfish Fishing Tournament that took place last weekend! Vic Gue, an angler on the boat, brought home the silver with a 43 1/2″ Rockfish.
We acquired this unique little listing in February from CRAB- Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating- and sold her to Plack a month later. With her interesting local history, We knew this sweet boat was destined for stardom.
Upon retiring, Rogers C.B. Morton, a one time Maryland Congressman, and his neighbor, Peter O. Hersloff, turned Morton’s barn along the Wye River into a boat building shop. They built 13 power yachts before a fire destroyed the shop and ended production.
We are happy to see her making a name for herself in Maryland waters!