Boat of the Year 2013 Nominees
With a new lead designer in Tom McNeill, C&C hopes this all-business, 33-foot club-racing crossover reignites the brand by returning to its racing roots. The 101 features a carbon rig, centerline asymmetric spinnaker pole, and high-quality materials in the hull. This boat should have no problem getting up and going, even with a full array of accommodations inside. Its polar diagram has it going upwind at 6.5 knots and downwind at 8 knots in 14 true, and with 671 square feet of upwind sail area, it should be properly powered up for a serious beer-can race team. Sail-away price was unavailable at press time.