Center cockpit sailboats

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Cruising sailboat / center cockpit / 3-cabin

Alerion Express 38, while still faithful to the concept that single-handing...

Cruising sailboat / center cockpit

For those who want their Alerion experience to extend past the hour or afternoon experienced on the Express...

Cruising sailboat / center cockpit

The Hunter 50 Center Cockpit is a “breakthrough” boat that defines a...

Cruising sailboat / center cockpit

The Hallberg-Rassy 43 Mk III is presented as model year 2014. She follows the success...

Cruising sailboat / center cockpit

The new Hallberg-Rassy 48 Mk II offers More natural light - More comfort - More elegance - She...

Cruising sailboat / center cockpit

Designed by Georg Nissen her clean lines,...

Cruising sailboat / center cockpit / 4-cabin

NewIsland Packet 520 Island Packet Yachts will introduce...

Cruising sailboat / center cockpit / 2-cabin

The exclusive Saturn 48 has been designed...

Cruising sailboat / center cockpit

The big sister of the 11.00 and the little sister of the 12.50, the...

Cruising sailboat / center cockpit

The C-Yacht 1100 is a total success story from the yard of Zaadnoordijk Yachtbuilders....

Cruising sailboat / center cockpit

Our smallest Super Yacht The C-Yacht 1050 is the youngest member of the successful C-Yacht family....

Cruising sailboat / center cockpit

During the boat show in Düsseldorf in...

How to choose this product


A center cockpit sailboat is a vessel whose cockpit is situated near midships rather than the more traditional stern location.


This configuration is typically used for blue-water sailboats since it significantly enhances crew safety.


Generally, the stern of such vessels has a cabin, lazarette or access to steering gear instead of the usual cockpit. As with other sailboats, these craft can be built of polyester or epoxy laminates, sandwich material, aluminum, steel or wood.

How to choose

Crew size and intended use will determine the number of cabins, from two to four, or more. A split rig can reduce physical effort during maneuvers. Examples include a ketch, with main and mizzen sails, or a schooner, with main and foresail. Standard equipment varies with manufacturer.


- Added safety
- Easy access to the saloon
- Distinct forward-aft separation
- Panoramic, often elevated view


- No direct water access from cockpit
- Smaller cockpit

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