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Winning details included: Superior quality construction; inno-
vative well-thought-out design details; good performance
under sail, and “a lot of boat for the buck.”
Catalina Yachts
21200 Victory Boulevard
Woodland Hills, California 91367
Tel: 818 884-7700
Catalina Yachts Florida
7200 Bryan Dairy Rd
Largo, FL 33777
Phone 727-544-668
www.catalinayachts.com
The
Presto 30
Featured in the September 2010 issue of
The Masthead
,
Rodger Martin’s
Presto 30
was selected by the
Cruising
World
judges for the 2010 Cruising Spirit Award. The judges
asked:
“Is it fair to punish a good boat that defies categoriza-
tion? In the end, the answer was no, and the judges, at
their own discretion, responded by giving the
Presto 30
the Cruising Spirit Award for being a boat unlike any
other that also has the potential to attract a whole new
group of sailors to a different way of doing things.
With its cat-ketch rig, unstayed carbon masts and wishbone
booms, the
Presto 30
, is quite distinctive. Add in extremely
shoal draft, beachability, and easy trailering, and you have a
cruising boat that encourages adventure, and at a reason-
able budget.
Not only were the judges impressed with how easy the sp
rig made wing-and-wing downwind sailing, but:
“Above all else, they felt the boat produced the viscer
joy of sailing that embodies all the reasons we set off
a journey or a daysail.”
Winning details included: The centerboard and kick-up
rudder that make the boat easy to launch from a traile
and extremely shoal-water friendly; under sail, the boa
was light, responsive and sneaky quick; the interior isn
fancy, but it does have all the cruising comfort you’d n
to head out on any adventure.
Rodger Martin Design
Box 242
1 Washington Street
Newport, RI 02840
Tel: 401-849-9850
info@rodgermartindesign.com
www.rodgermartindesign.com
Presto 30
Photo Billy Blac
Presto 30