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Old 26-02-2007, 17:17   #1
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Any "old-fashioned" looking boats besides Tayana 37?

Hi all,

I've been looking at sailboats for single-hand liveaboard usage. I don't yet have much technical knowledge, but based on looks alone I REALLY like the Tayana 37, because it has an old-fashioned, traditional look, at least to my eyes. I'm just not turned on much by the sleek, white, modern looking boats.

However, I'd prefer to buy from an American or Canadian manufacturer, simply because it would be much easier to visit the factory and talk to the designers.

Any suggestions on models to look at in the 32'-38' range, that are styled similar to the Tayana 37?
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Old 26-02-2007, 17:25   #2
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Island Packets are highly regarded and have a very traditional look.

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Old 26-02-2007, 18:01   #4
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Thanks!

BTW, here's what I mean by traditional vs. modern:

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Old 26-02-2007, 18:34   #6
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Classic 33 (I own the company) This is the 30, I don't have any good pics of the 33. We extended the stern adding boarding steps and increasing the waterline. In 20kts she's good for around 9kts
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Great links and photos, Pat. Thanks!
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Here's the 33 at the first showing
Also, don't base you decision on looks alone. You should find a boat that, 1st you can handle, 2nd is well found, 3rd has enough speed so you won't be floundering during the hot summer highs. There are places in the world for heavy weight cruisers. I just think a good medium displacement cruiser is more veristile.

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Good advice on the displacement, Pat. Thanks again.
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Old 02-03-2007, 04:32   #13
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Great Old Fashioned boats that sail well.

Hear a pic of the Westsail 32 and you can find out more at http://westsail.org and http://westsail.com . They're great boats and lots of room. Sail well; for those that know how to sail, and are extremly comfortable offshore.
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I'm just not turned on much by the sleek, white, modern looking boats.
When I was looking for an easily singlehanded boat to live aboard, I ended up with a Pacific Seacraft Crealock 34 (a picture of Raven below). Aesthetics were among my criteria as I, too, prefer "traditional" lines.

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However, I'd prefer to buy from an American or Canadian manufacturer, simply because it would be much easier to visit the factory and talk to the designers.
Pacific Seacraft is located in Fullerton, California. Their boatbuilding quality has twice landed them in Fortune Magazine's list of "100 Products That America Makes Best." I'd be happy to answer any questions about life aboard or sailing the PSC34.

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@dkall, nevermonday and Raven : Looks-wise, those are exactly what I'm talking about. Thanks!
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