While it’s modern in every way, the Seascape 24 has a retro attitude and a purpose that hearkens back to the days when sailors weren’t afraid to race their boats on weekends and sleep on them too. There are hundreds of outdated 20- to 30-year-old weekender designs in Europe, says Tit Plevnik, of Seascape, and this is the boat poised to replace them. It’s a high-performance daysailer that’s trailerable and offers better than basic comfort. “It’s not a pure racer,” says Plevnik, “because it can do so much more.” Every Seascape model the judges have tested and selected as a winner over the past three years (namely, the Seascape 27 and 18) has the same traits as the Seascape 24: They’re clever, high-quality builds that sail well. Their unintimidating simplicity inspires adventures under sail. The judges agreed the Slovenian-built Seascape 24 might just be the best of them yet: It’s a boat you can one-design or distance race with two or three crew, weekend with friends and family, or take out for whimsical solo spins after work.