I was thinking, this forum, along with most others, seems to have a constant debate, can a production boat (Beneteau, bavaria
etc) be sailed safely around the world, mono v Multi etc etc.
I don't want to have that debate at all.
From my observation, we seem to have very few "strong" world cruisers being made these days. Most of my Marina visits see wharf after wharf of new plastic fantastic boats. This is fine.
But in 20 years or 50 years the majority of the world cruisers will be gone, eg the formosa's, the Perry designs, Cheoy Lee
, the camper and Nicholson etc, and those that remain will have been lovingly restored and beyond my $$.
So are we likely to be destined to sail a Beneteau
etc because that is all that remains or are there modern "classics" still in production that in 20 - 50 years time I can afford?