’s 10 Great Modern Sailing Innovations

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Zuzana Prochazka outlines the 10 inventions that she feels have made modern sailing better than it was in the days of whale oil and caulk

21st May 2013.
By Zuzana Prochazka


My colleague, power-boater Lenny Rudow, wrote a discussion-provoking article on 10 Great Modern Boating Inventions and Innovations. He started with the concept of cup holders, which seemed strange until I thought about our latte-consuming culture and realised he might be right in his priorities. However, a different set of innovations have specifically and significantly changed sailing and cruising in the past few decades. Here are some that ensure we will never sail the same old way again.


Modern advances in keel and hull design

Modern advances in hull, keel, and transom design can all be found in new sailing yachts like this Beneteau Oceanis 48.



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Michael James
Michael James
Michael James has been with Murray Yacht Sales since 1995 and is in the the New Orleans office.

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