Latitudes & Attitudes: Boat Reviews
Island Packet 420 Review - LATV
Season 1, Episode 4 • Educational, Short Films, Special Interest, Sports, G, 01-Jan-2005
Latitudes & Attitudes TV's Bob Bitchin, reviews the Island Packet 420 cutter. IPs have a reputation of being world class cruising boats. When introduced in the mid 2000s, the IP 420 delivered bluewater capability with creature comforts and ease of handling for a crew of two. (LATV-S1:05)
This review is from Season 1 of Latitudes & Attitudes TV. Watch all five seasons, 65 episodes in all, of this iconic Sailing magazine TV series right here on Sailflix. https://www.sailflix.com/latitudes-attitudes-tv
For more about the IP 420's predecessor, an Island Packet 40 that sailed around the world, watch Sailing Quarterly producer, Joel Drubin in his video "Outfitting the Ideal Cruising Sailboat." https://www.sailflix.com/outfitting-the-ideal-cruising-sailboat
After filming for 6 years and 24 episodes, the Dubins purchased "Ventana" - an Island Packet 40. They outfitted her with many of the gear and customizations featured in the series. In this video, the Dubins give you a tour above and below decks, describing boat construction, sails, rigging, ground tackle, and other gear and features they selected.
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Hans Christian 43 Review - LATV
Latitudes & Attitudes does a dockside video shoot aboard a classic plastic Hans Christian 43 to the music of Eric Stone.
Here's a short video showing aerial footage of a Hans Christian 43 sailing under spinnaker along the southern California coast. https://youtu.be/W0znxVzJRbo
C&C 99 Review - LATV
Latitudes & Attitudes TV's, Bob Bitchin reviews the 32 foot C&C 99 racer/cruiser in Vancouver, Canada. Very fast and surprisingly well fitted out below with a cherry wood interior. By the way, new boats came with a 15 year warranty, so previous owners should have had no excuse to repair a...
Hunter 38 Review - LATV