Originally Posted by Julie Mor
Has anyone here found themselves struggling with visual attraction vs practical application when searching for a boat?
Your title is true to your taste in contemporary design. My first thought it that was almost the opposite of the "stereotypical" nautical ideals and classic lines.
Since I've had experience with your question of visual vs. practical during our transition from a classic monohull
to a cruising catamaran
, I thought I could offer input.
What you look for and appreciate in a boat can and does change over time. I didn't like the looks of our current catamaran
at first, especially our large cockpit
cover. But living aboard
made me appreciate it so much that I notice when other boats lack this well-implemented of an installation
, which is now to me an "attractive" feature.
I love the lines of our catamaran too and agree that aesthetics are important. Yet I notice my perspective is always changing and I now appreciate a much wider spectrum of designs. Oh, and it's never been about what I am "seen in".
Taste is subjective for certain. You'll also "know when you see it" so trust your instincts. We looked at several of the exact model boats until we walked aboard ours and just immediately knew it.
Best of luck in your search!