<i>Wind Horse</i> Photo Gallery

There's nothing like 7,000 miles of open ocean to tell you if you got it right. For sailboat designer Steve Dashew, his first power cruiser was a dream.

From New Zealand to Fiji, Dashew got to test his theory that a power yacht with the length-to-beam ratio of a sailboat can handle open ocean with grace.

From New Zealand to Fiji, Dashew got to test his theory that a power yacht with the length-to-beam ratio of a sailboat can handle open ocean with grace.

Steve Dashew

Long and lean, /Wind Horse's/ lines belie her designer's sailing history. But her bridge deck and big, open saloon carry the comforts of a power yacht.

Long and lean, Wind Horse's lines belie her designer's sailing history. But her bridge deck and big, open saloon carry the comforts of a power yacht.

Steve Dashew

Steve Dashew

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With paravanes to stabilize her and space on deck for two tenders, /Wind Horse/ was designed for bluewater cruising.

With paravanes to stabilize her and space on deck for two tenders, Wind Horse was designed for bluewater cruising.