About Us

SAILBOATDATA.COM is a database that contains information on over 8200 production and semi-production sailboats going back as far as 1900. A majority include photos and or drawings from a library of original plans and brochures. Others have been contributed by users (only when we can be sure about a reasonable degree of accuracy).

Also included is information on the designer(s), original builder(s) and links to related websites with a number of search options.

Access to this information is COMPLETELY FREE, and no registration of any kind is required to use the service. Should you wish to contribute any new information, report errors, or make any type of comment please contact us at "contact [at] sailboatdata [dot] com" (We will never reveal any information supplied without your permission).

We hope you find this service useful and, once again, we encourage your comments.


Stuart Randall “Randy” Browning, creator of Sailboatdata.com, passes away at 66.


Stuart Randall “Randy” Browning, age 66, of Norwalk, CT, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 18, 2018 after a courageous struggle with ALS.

The founder and creator of SAILBOATDATA.COM, Randy was also a skilled sailmaker who worked in several top lofts including Horizon Sails and Ulmer-Kolius before opening his own Sono Sails in South Norwalk. He was a master sailor who competed nationally and was well known in the Long Island Sound sailboat racing community. Randy’s love of sailing was contagious and he welcomed those with all levels of experience to sail with him upon his Judel/Vrolijk designed sloop. As a crew mate said, he was happiest when sailing, and happiest sailing when sailing fast. Like many sailmakers, he was a tireless and exacting sail-trimmer.

Generous, kind, witty, and loved by friends and family, Randy enjoyed lively discussions that allowed him to share his deep knowledge of boating, music, history, literature and politics. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Please consider a donation in Randy’s honor to your local ALS Association chapter: www.als.org


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