Rustler 57

Rustler 57 review – owner interview

Ian Robson owned his Rustler 44 for eight years and sailed more than 14,000 miles in her. In all that time only one significant thing went wrong with the yacht ‘and that was probably down to the component supplier rather than Rustler,’ he reflects. ‘You couldn’t say more for the build quality than that, except perhaps that Rustlers don’t break – it takes a lot to break a Rustler.’

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Rustler 37 - a very relaxing boat to sail

Rustler 37 review by owner Tim Stevenson

Tim Stevenson’s Andrillot II was the original Rustler 37, launched in 2014 and he’s owned her ever since. “It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made,” he says. It’s quite fitting that Tim’s now owns the first Rustler 37 because her namesake, the original Andrillot – the first of Jack Laurent Giles’s famously seaworthy 25ft Vertue Class yachts, launched in 1936 – was in his family for almost 40 years.

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The two headsails of a cutter rig offer many advantages over a sloop rig

Cutter or sloop rig? Why two headsails are (usually) better than one

If you’re new to Rustler’s range of offshore and ocean cruising yachts you may wonder why they have two headsails in the foretriangle – two sails in front of the mast – where most cruising sailboats only have one. Two headsails might take a few more seconds to trim than a single one, but two smaller sails are more manageable than one big sail – and we’re not just talking about taking them off the boat at the end of the season.

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