The pictures of Panope are similar to my experience. Apparently some think that level of problem is OK. I don't. Its OK to have different standards.
I only go offshore
in well built boats. That sometimes includes boats that have bad reputations but that are in fact solid, at least at the time I sail them. The aluminum boats I have sailed and from which my experience is based, were built by top builders: Abeking, PJ, Sparcraft, Derecktor, ... with top sailors overseeing the build, such as Eric Taberly.
The emotional memories are all very positive. The technical and, with the aluminum boats, aesthetic problems were just that.
I figure there is no reason that yachts MUST exist. I cannot imagine a reason to build or own an ugly boat.
Opinions vary. I share mine. Its a large trade
e-glass, vinyl esther, is my choice.
Photos will be shared.