The Top 10 Boatbuilders for the ARC 2011

The 26th Annual Atlantic Rally for Cruisers is set to begin on Sunday, November 20, 2011 out of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Over 235 yachts are expected to make the start, making this year’s ARC the largest transoceanic sailing event. The previous record was set at the 1997 ARC with 235 starters. 2011 should also see the largest-ever fleet of catamarans, with 25 at the start. Those sailing will make their way from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia, 2700nM across the Atlantic. With such a long trek, let’s see which boatbuilders make the top 10 for the participants:

Position to Date Builder Entries ARC 2011
1 Jeanneau 26
2 Swan 23
3 Beneteau 19
4 Hallberg Rassy 13
5 Lagoon 11
6 Oyster 9
6 Bavaria 9
6 Dufour 9
9 X-Yachts 8
10 Catana 6

Where does your boat rank among these top builders? Search for all of these manufacturers on! Good luck to all those participating. Happy sailing!

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