The Best Voyaging Yachts Ever Designed

Morris 42   Harry Tabard

Annie   Frances

Fads come and go.  But the sea doesn't change. If you want a safe, stable, forgiving yacht- build or have built for you, one of these superb designs and it will change your life. 

Most sailboats today are designed around their accommodations, to show well at boat shows and to "perform" well at marinas, and are built at low quality and even lower cost in slave labor countries.  Regrettably, they are generally not up to the rigors of real ocean voyaging- for this you have to build something special.

Very simply, most of these designs are ones that are not currently "in production." But they are so superior that a sensible aspiring voyager will find a way to get his built, and go.

Our Best Offshore Voyaging Yacht Designs



Paine designed sailing designs range from small high-performance day boats to huge sailing palaces. Briefly they are:


Investment-grade yachts for highly committed yachtsmen.

Performance Cruisers

Yachts with full accommodations capable of extensive worldwide cruising.

Racing Yachts

Light but durable speedsters competitive in point to point racing.

Bermuda Series

Paine’s famous series of light-displacement, long-waterline, ocean-voyaging yachts.

Spirit of Tradition Class

A class of racing yachts for racers who value beauty as well as competition.

Highly Specialized Custom Projects

Intriguing designs that didn’t fit the other categories.

Day Sailors

Designs with compromised headroom but stimulating performance.

Authentic Replicas

A specialty of the Paine office, styled after the work of designers gone before.

Legacy Yachts

Some of the fine older designs that made the office famous.