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Why I prefer the Buccaneer

Of all the boats I’ve sailed, the Buccaneer represents the best and most sensible design which is suitable for both day sailing and racing. While not a beginner’s boat, it is forgiving enough so that one quickly becomes comfortable with it. At the same time, it is a good enough performer so one doesn’t tire of it. 
Harry Sindle

The Buccaneer is fun and fast. This simple sloop is a blast to sail and easy to maintain. The Buccaneer Class is friendly and family oriented.


  • Great Class for daysailing or competitive racing
  • Fast planing hull design
  • Sloop rig, roller furling jib
  • Integral spinnaker launch tube

Designed in 1966 by Rod Macalpine-Downie and Dick Gibbs, the Buccaneer incorporates classic elements that have made this racing dinghy a consistent performer for more than 50 years.

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