Each month contributing writer Steve Knauth talks to owners about the used boats they bought, how they use them, the upgrades they made and why they were the right choice. The Soundings staff looked back at this year's Used Boat Reviews from our print edition and came up with six that just might be the right fit for you. Click the photo or headline to read more.
A stable cruising sloop that balances cost, features and performance, the Catalina 320 sleeps seven and has a spacious cockpit for entertaining.
Wilbur 34 Downeaster
This handsome Maine-built cruiser has accommodations for a couple, including a forward V-berth, enclosed head compartment, and compact galley.
The Tartan 34 is a pioneering fiberglass cruising sailboat with room for up to six and featuring a "master suite" forward with adjacent head.
Lord Nelson Victory Tug 37
Sometimes mistaken for a "cute little tugboat," this displacement cruising tug has proven seaworthy, stable and comfortable.
Nordic Tug 37
The semidisplacement Nordic Tug 37 is comfortable, roomy enough for two couples, and capable of staying out for extended periods of time.
Grand Banks 42
The Grand Banks 42 is one of the most successful designs ever - a trawler on which a lifetime cruising sailor can feel at home.