American Sailboat Hall of Fame

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The American Sailboat Hall of Fame was established in 1994 by Sail America to recognize ingenuity in designs by American boat builders. The physical display is housed in The Museum of Yachting located in Fort Adams State Park, Newport, Rhode Island,[1] and includes examples of many of the selected boats. Some of the collection is displayed around the country each year at the various Strictly Sail boat shows sponsored by Sail America, and at Sail Expo in Atlantic City, New Jersey.[2]

These sailboats are production models, some of which are still in production, which have made a lasting impact on sailing. This award is notable because it is frequently referenced in sailing publications [1], in both articles and advertising. When evaluating the prestige of this award it is important to understand that the judges are generally magazine editors whose publications accept advertising from boat builders [2].


Inductee year inducted
Aqua Cat 2001
Bermuda 40 1995
Cal 40 1996
Catalina 22 1995
Catalina 30 2001
Day Sailer 2003
International Optimist Dinghy 1999
Ensign 2002
F27 2004
Flying Scot 1998
Freedom 40 2000
Hobie 16 1997
J/24 1995
J/35 1999
Laser 1997
MacGregor 25 2000
Morgan Out Island 41 1996
Pacific Seacraft 2002
Sabre 28 2003
Santa Cruz 27 1997
Sonar (keelboat) 2004
Sunfish 1995
Tartan Ten 1998
Triton 1995
Valiant 40 1997
Windsurfer 1996

See also


  1. Activities webpage (at "Museums/Centers"; scroll down to "East Bay" and then to "The Museum of Yachting"). Rhode Island Family Guide website. Retrieved 2010-07-29.


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