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Boreal 47

The difference between a racing boat and a cruising boat is usually readily apparent. Differentiating between different grades of cruisers, however, can be another matter: the line between those meant to go off soundings and those better suited to staying within VHF range of land can be blurry at best—unless you’re talking about a boat like the Boreal 47, a boat clearly ready to not only go from the Arctic to the Antarctic, but all points in between.

DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

The latest design from Boreal SARL, located in France’s Brittany region, the Boreal 47 is an evolution of the Boreal 44, with the extra 3ft coming in the form of a reverse transom incorporating a modest swim step.

Both the hull and deck are fabricated in aluminum: same with the pilothouse, or “command module,” which incorporates a padded inside helm seat and magnificently large navigation surface with room for all the

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