The Essential Buyer's Guide to Choosing the Sailboat of Your Dreams. Fully illustrated with 400 color photos, detailed specs, and expert ratings Whether you're new to sailboat cruising or you've already crossed the ocean a few times, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the astonishing range of new and used bluewater cruisers currently on the market. This book helps you navigate those waters using the revolutionary new Seaworthy Index, a comprehensive rating system that combines motion comfort with ocean-capable sturdiness and safety. You'll discover: * Authoritative reviews of 400 sailboats in 6 size categories * Ratings for each entry based on 11 key criteria * Photographs, sail plans, hull details, and other specs for every model * Performance ratings under various sea states and weather conditions Packed with insider tips, expert assessments, and Pro-and-Con opinions you won't find anywhere else, the book tells you everything you want to know: how smoothly the boat sails, how easily it handles in rough waters, how roomy and comfortable it is, how well the design suits your lifestyle, and much more. It also includes a must-have directory of sailing websites and other resources. This is your one-stop guide to finding the perfect bluewater cruiser that's right for you-and for the greatest voyage of your life.