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Old 09-07-2016, 06:01   #346
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Look no further the best pilot house twin station yacht is the Carbineer 46. Built by Moody in the Uk & Lasky in Australia. This Laurent Giles design built from the early 70's up to 1990 is a beautiful sea kindly & spacious yacht. My boat the last ever built cost well over 1 million Aud in 1990 to replace her today would be almost double thst figure. My boat has 180 Yanmar 4LH-DTE engine , hydraulic in mast furling on both masts , twin station steering ,massive lazerette, the deck house layout gives excellent vision without that down below feel of most sailing yachts. I wont part with mine until I'm too old to continue criising. I've had bigger & newer boats but this one does everything so well & so easy to single hand with the toe ( yes toe) button furling .
The beautiful lines of this Giles design gets compliments where ever I go. Like most Carnineer owners I am completely besotted by my boat . Not often does a designer get it all right this is one of those rare boats that does it all well.
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Old 10-07-2016, 13:31   #347
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yes,look no further, i found this ad ,Fantasi 44

What a beaty

FINN – Fantasi 44
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Old 08-04-2018, 21:08   #348
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Good day,
Went through the entire thread. Thank you all for your contribution. I intend to purchase a pilothouse motorsailer in the near future for use as a liveaboard in Western Canada.
As such, a proper pilothouse (with a helm, not a DS) is a must IMO.
Anything "new" since 2016?

The 42.1 Albatross is note worthy
Modelo Albatross 42.1
Out of my current budget.

Thanks!
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Old 30-09-2018, 06:37   #349
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As the owner of a Fisher 34 Ketch rigged in the UK, I can say that in the North Sea, Scotland, and the Solent around the Isle of Wight the boat is warm, safe and comfortable. Rolls unless the mizzen is up. Hard to berth in a marina as I have no bowthruster and she has windage and a long keel. Windows are sturdy, and water shed away by high sides and purposeful bow. In a North Atlantic Crossing stow a plywood shape with batton or cut one from a berth bed in dire circumstances, for an emergency. AVS is 180 as long as windows and pilothouse door holds so make sure they are in good nick for ocean crossings including plexiglass for total security. Sails, not speedy but with a 1000 square feet of canvas very useful as a sailor, certainly makes total range limitless . In an ideal world replace diesel with diesel/electric hybrid, solar and wind generators and sails would make for silent safe world cruising.

In Northern Europe/Scandinavia for Costal Cruising at a sedate pace she is about the best boat conceivable, very good accomodation and very secure at sea, very sturdily built and with a strong crew and provisioned and set up correctly, and regularly serviced, like so many well. Ugly traditional boats will not only look after you but will attract admiring attention in any port you care to call at.
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Old 04-10-2018, 22:32   #350
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Hello Londonfisher 34

Yes I have heard nothing but admiration and tremendous respect for the fisher sailboats from people who are familiar with fishers

They are solid boats built like battleships capable of taking anything the oceans
Will throw at them

I ended up getting the bill Lapworth original Cal Cruising 46 11'years ago

It's also a full keel with a skeg rudder, a true pilothouse with inside steering and full controls. my only reservation is these large pilothouse Windows which invariably will need replacement with stronger pane glass of plexi or polycarbs, with or without storm shutters

I've seen pix of the Oyster 49 PH which looks intriguing, but I have not seen it in person
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I have owned the Shannon 38 pilothouse and loved it. We upgraded a few years ago to a Bruckmann 50 and I can say it tops the Shannon although at a price. :-)
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Old 05-10-2018, 09:19   #352
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Hello Londonfisher 34

Yes I have heard nothing but admiration and tremendous respect for the fisher sailboats from people who are familiar with fishers

They are solid boats built like battleships capable of taking anything the oceans
Will throw at them
* So will my Cal 46 Hull #3 SATORI that I have had 36 years, lived aboard and cruised for 14 years. Now at age 80, with several health challenges, I must sell her. At my dock on Bayou Chico, Pensacola, FL

I ended up getting the bill Lapworth original Cal Cruising 46 11'years ago
*What hull #?

It's also a full keel with a skeg rudder, a true pilothouse with inside steering and full controls. my only reservation is these large pilothouse Windows which invariably will need replacement with stronger pane glass of plexi or polycarbs, with or without storm shutters
* I added 3/8" thick shaded plexi before sailing away in 1988. I will post pix later.

I've seen pix of the Oyster 49 PH which looks intriguing, but I have not seen it in person
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Old 06-10-2018, 03:50   #353
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We just purchased a 1982 Nauticat 52 hull#5, after a few years sailing in Norway, and the latest year living onboard our 2005 bavaria 42 cruiser.

We went for a Nauticat 52 because it would be really nice to sit in the pilothouse when sailing in the winter. And still have a cockpit outside for the few warm and sunny days.

There was so few of these boats for sale, that we ended up purchasing one in the canaries. So have not had the chance to take it back to Norway to try it out there yet.

But so far we do like it alot. And you can tell it has been made with safety and comfort in mind.

It even has a aux engine with a saildrive and generator in addition to the main engine with shaft and prop.

We are really looking forward to some day moving onboard our "new" old boat. For our small family, it seem to suit us really good.

It will never be a racer, but that have never been a priority for us.
Since it is an old boat, we need to upgrade her to modern standard, with lifepo4, solar and wind. and some other stuff.

Might not be the best choice for everyone, but for us, it surely was.

Was going to post some pictures, but CF don`t like photobucket links
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