General Search Tips
Searching For Class/Boat Names:
In most cases, boats are generally listed using their class designation rather than the manufacturer or builder name. For example a BENETEAU FIRST 456 will be listed as FIRST 456 (BENETEAU) since, in this case, Beneteau was the only builder. A PEARSON TRITON would probably be listed as TRITON 28 (PEARSON) although this yacht was built by more than one company. One could also go to the builder SEARCH section and find Pearson Yachts. All the boats built by Pearson should be listed within that title. The link to these yachts would also show up by browsing or searching the designer section by ALBERG and go to the listing for Carl Alberg where the links would also appear.
Symbols matter. For example, search all J BOATS using a "/"… J/ or, more specifically, J/24. For a hyphenated name, HALLBERG-RASSY, search HALLBERG or include the dash in the full name.
Designer List Search:
Designers are listed by LAST name OR, in some cases, a design FIRM name. (Sparkman & Stephens). By entering the letter S in the text form, all designers with a LAST name beginning with S, or firm names beginning with S. When you select a DESIGNER record, you will see all BOAT records in the database for that particular designer. (if any exist). Not ALL BOAT records are linked to a particular designer.
Select REFINE SEARCH to narrow down your results. Search results default to alphabetical, 25 per page. Select SORT BY: to switch your results to sort by year built or LOA.