About Cruiser / Racer Boats for Sale
Two Worlds Meet in Perfect Harmony
Sailboats come in a wide range of types and styles to fit the needs of multiple boaters. When a boater finds the right type for the way they choose to sail, it is great, but when they can find a boat that takes two activities and puts them together, the results are even better. Cruiser/Racer boats are the perfect example of mixing two popular boating options into one capable vessel. If you are in the market for a versatile sailboat, cruiser/racer boats for sale may be the best option. Here is what you need to know about this remarkable sailboat.Read More
What is a Cruiser/Racer Boat?
Essentially, cruiser/racer boats are hybrids of the two different styles. They offer the speedy nature of the fast racing sailboats popularized in the early 20th century, but also have well-appointed accommodations that make it a remarkable family or leisure boat as well. Cruiser/Racer boats come in sizes ranging from 35’ to 50’. They can be crewed by either a professional team or enjoyed by the average sailing family. Due to the size, they are generally not considered a single person vessel.
Those wishing to enjoy the leisure side of this boat can choose from several amenities to add to the oceanic experience. Interiors include the choice of up to three staterooms and two head compartments along with a galley/dining space. On deck, amenities can include updated lounge spaces, bimini tops (a removable canvas top), dodgers, and table inserts. Most features can easily be removed, folded, or lowered, and stored throughout the deck to allow for racing purposes.
Sharp hulls common on cruiser/racing boats allow the vessel to maintain ample space above and below deck, but also maximize maneuverability while traveling at high speeds. The main specialized racing features of the vessels are found in the sails. Cruising sails tend to be comprised of nylon that is durable, but not as durable for high speed activities. On cruiser/racing vessels, sails are made from high strength mylar with Kevlar reinforcement. Where you may think that the Kevlar would add more weight to the sail, modern engineering and technology have optimized sail fabrication of light, thin, but durable options.
Common Cruiser/Racer Brands
Growing interest in the cruiser/racer sector of sailing has led to many boat brands marketing their vessels toward this boat style. Therefore, the manufacturers are incorporating more luxurious and comfortable features into their sailboats. Here are a few of the brands currently on the market.
- Alerion Yachts
- Dufour Yachts
- Italia Yachts
- N Fun Yachting
Cruiser/Racer boats for sale range greatly in price depending on LOA and the features added. Prices start at around $100,000 for a perfectly equipped sailboat, but the best options for this style of vessel can be found on the pre-owned boat market. Vessel Vendor gives you the chance to gain access to your perfect boat without some of the markups of other purchasing sites. Buyers should keep in mind that the main difference in the brands will be in the hull construction materials and fabrication. Some models utilize the fiberglass hull where others prefer a more traditional wooden hull. Additionally, the height of the mast as well as the brand of the sails will cause price fluctuations.
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Options for boats to purchase on some sites may be very limited, but with Vessel Vendor, our sellers are encouraged to list boats from all genres. You will find many Cruiser/Racer boats for sale as well as high end yachts, and any other boat type you could want.
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