The cover shot is my old Seafarer 31-1 yawl, a classic in her way. My new ride is an Ohlson 38, one of the best-looking boats ever built. A Ferrari of the sea, she has clean lines, beautiful detailing and continues to win races after more than 50 years.

Designed by the Ohlson brothers of Sweden, she represents more than a decade of experience designing Olympic medal-winning 5.5 meter boats. The hull is fiberglass laid up by Tyler Yachts of England, once the premier builders of fiberglass boats, with a stunning cabinhouse and interior of African mahogany crafted by Swedish joiners back when such a thing was affordable.