Navigating the Seas of Gift-Giving: Unwrapping the Perfect Presents for Boaters

It's that time of year again…  Finding presents for the boater in your life can be challenging when you're more familiar with dry land. Whether they're a seasoned sailor or a weekend water warrior, there's a bounty of nautical-themed gifts that will make their eyes sparkle like the sun dancing on the open sea. Join us as we explore a curated l...

Continue reading

We love RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats). Here's why:

You may have noticed a RIB pass you at high speed while cruising around the harbor. You've most definitely seen them operated by the coast guard and harbor master.  These fast, comfortable and reliable boats are our absolute favorite. Read on to learn why.While RIBs often look fast and furious, skimming the water's sur...

Continue reading


Fan of the Golden Globe Race? We are and would like to congratulate Kirsten Neuschafer and all of the competitors. The GGR is a solo non stop around the world race that prevents the use of modern technology such as GPS and allows only technology that was available in 1968 when Sir Robert Knox-Johnson set the record for being the first person to do ...

Continue reading

Feeling the Groove

A little over 2 months of cruising in The Bahamas and we are definitely in the groove, which must mean that we just don't care as much as we used to about clean hair, dry clothes and fresh sheets. Accessing a locker under 3 cushions to grab a can of soda or digging out pancake mix from the stowage under our bunk doesn't require the same grunts and ...

Continue reading

One Month Confessions

I realize what is happening back home & how lucky I am to be here, with my family, in a warm, natural, gorgeous safe place. I struggle each time I sit down to gather my thoughts. I ask myself if sharing this blog is insensitive or written in poor taste. However, I know that in the following years - when this experience is only a memory.. these ...

Continue reading

Bull Sharks & Conch Salad - We Have Arrived

Our weather window to depart Fort Lauderdale, FL for Bimini, Bahamas came on January 7th. With  our roadside Covid tests showing negate results, we made a plan to leave around 6am, as the wind was due to pick up in the early afternoon.  Though Forbes can be  a restless one and I heard the ...

Continue reading

Snorkeling: The Only Mask Required

The idea of spending the winter aboard our boat, cruising in the Bahamas, came to us after months of daily life during a pandemic. Inspired by our many adventurous clients and realizing that we could both live, work & educate our kids all from our own home presented us with a unique opportunity. If we can comfortably do this...

Continue reading

Propellers : The Sails You Don't See

As more and more sailors make the transition from sailboats to power the importance of understanding basic propeller theory is important. Like your sails, the propeller's performance is directly linked to its size and shape and this article was designed to touch on the importance of boat propeller tuning from a sailor's perspective. Moving a boat w...

Continue reading

X-Yachts introduces the X5.6

X-Yachts announced its latest design. The X56  joins the successful and critically acclaimed Pure X Range. Launching 2021! The X56 is a fifty-six-foot performance cruising yacht designed with serious cruising in mind; be that crossing the Atlantic, or exploring beautiful Mediterranean islands. The X56 joins the hugely succe...

Continue reading

The Latest Issue of Sail Magazine Features the X4⁰

 X-Yachts celebrated their 40th anniversary with the launch of their latest 40 foot cruising sailboat, the X4⁰, last summer.  X-Yachts might be getting older, but this covergirl will always turn heads. Read Sail Magazine's review about this all new X4⁰ -  the smallest model in the pure X range; blending ...

Continue reading

X-Yachts at the Rolex Fastnet Race 2019

Xp 50 Freya captured in a perfect -moment rounding the Fastnet Rock. Freya made Line Honours in 3d 2h 5m 21s and was thereby the first X-Yacht to cross the finish line in Plymouth. Top five fastest X-Yachts (Line Honours): 1. Xp 50, Freya – 3d 2h 5m 21s2. Xp 44, Warrior Won – 3d 2h 46m 47s3. Xp 44, Orange Mecanix – 3d 4h 41m 10s4. Xp 44, Xtra Staer...

Continue reading

Visit to NEEL

La Rochelle, France. We are back from a visit to the NEEL Headquarters where The NEEL 47 - Hull numbers 1, 2 and 3 are on the production line. Sea trials are slated for the end of February. Looks like another successful design from NEEL is in the works. See the 47 for yourself at the 2019 Annapolis Sailboat Show!   The NEEL 47 in profile. &nbs...

Continue reading

Bluewater Cruising in Ancient Egypt?

When we think of Ancient Egypt, we think of  the pyramids, the desert, the Nile, mummies and the afterlife. Most of us don't think of sailing. However, boats are the common thread that tie these symbols of Ancient Egypt together.

Continue reading

Top Ten Unique Gifts for Boaters

Looking for the perfect gift for your salty sailor or first mate? Something that won't get returned for store credit? We've put together a list of cool and unique nautical gifts to give and get this Holiday Season.

Continue reading

X-Yachts X4⁹: Best Full-Size Cruiser | Cruising World

X-Yachts X4⁹: Best Full-Size CruiserCruising World Judges named the X-Yachts X4⁹ Best Full-Size Cruiser.via X-Yachts X4⁹: Best Full-Size Cruiser | Cruising WorldInterested in learning more about this award winning X-Yachts X4.9 ? Contact Forbes Horton Yachts the official X-Yachts dealer of the Mid- Atlantic.


Schematic is a classic J Boats J/42 that has been optimized for racing and cruising.  Her recent paint on her hull and carbon shines and she appears to be a much newer boat.  This (J-42) has the teak toe rail package, a brand new Quantum mainsail and jib, B&G electronics and a host of other performance-enhancing features.  If you...

Continue reading


Introduced in 2000, the (San Juan 38) is a top-tier runabout with an impressive mix of cutting-edge styling, state-of-the-art construction, and luxury-class accommodations. Her foam-cored hull is vacuum-bagged, and the use of Kevlar in the construction process greatly increases strength and impact resistance.The heart of the San Juan 38 is her semi...

Continue reading


Brigadoon III the (SAGA 43 for sale) is a modern classic in every sense and BRIGADOON III is no exception.  She was designed for fast passage making and is easily handled by a couple.  Her narrow hull and moderate draft make her an upwind sailing machine.  Her cockpit ergonomics are first class and her lack of exterior...

Continue reading


This (Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 409 for sale) provides cruising families with a comfortable, versatile platform that looks sharp and sails well. With its angular styling and solid performance, the (Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 409) won accolades as the 2011 European Yacht of the Year in the Family Cruisers category. The hull is solid fiberglass, laid by ha...

Continue reading


The Windsor Craft 36 built by (Vicem Yachts) is more than a luxury boat, its a work of art. This is truly a magnificent boat  from bow to stern and even though the fit and finish topside is impressive, the below deck space will give you the feeling of being in a classic wooden cruising yacht. Below, you are wrapped in rich mahogany j...

Continue reading

Jabin's Yacht Yard
7344 Edgewood Rd
Annapolis, MD 21403

Ph: 443-254-2337
Fx: 410-268-0198

Follow Us