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Old 28-08-2014, 04:54   #46
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A person who just came into 34 million, would be more interested in big and luxurious. Their crew would do the crossings while they enjoyed doing something else, then they would jet to where the boat is.... Or they'd have it shipped.

Or, for 34 million you could have four enormous Sunreef 70ft catamarans stationed in all four corners of the world and take your pick of where you want to be at any given time.... Two in the Southern Hemisphere and two in the northern, for an endless summer with staff waiting on you.

I assure you, no 34 millionaire is going to be dogging around in some dark, cramped, dated looking, shinny tank of a boat. At least... I've never met one.
I posted sailboats I would be interested in if I came into big money, that is the point of this Fantasy Sailboat post, there is no wrong answer, my picks are based on the original question.

"So, given I dream of a brand new monohull sailboat (I will save the cat for when I'm older), don't need to win races, and am looking for extreme luxury for 2-3 people in the 35-45 foot range, just who are the Manufacturers I should be drooling over?"

My dream boat would be a Atlantic 57 Catamaran, but given the above I didn't want to go there.
Atlantic 57 High Performance Cruising Catamaran by Chris White Designs

How about a MJM 50 and ship it to all the best cruising areas.
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What are your picks?
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Old 28-08-2014, 05:12   #47
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Dashew's FPB 78' (power boat) with a sailing dinghy for when at anchor. Diesel cost be damned!

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So, given I dream of a brand new monohull sailboat (I will save the cat for when I'm older), don't need to win races, and am looking for extreme luxury for 2-3 people in the 35-45 foot range, just who are the Manufacturers I should be drooling over?

Indulge me...
I didn't note the size requirement originally. But I don't think in that size range extreme luxury is possible.
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Old 28-08-2014, 07:02   #49
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I didn't note the size requirement originally. But I don't think in that size range extreme luxury is possible.
Heh, try living in a 26' for a few years. The opulence of a few extra feet feels like a mansion

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Old 28-08-2014, 07:17   #50
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This thread should have been named "Boat Porn". So many options, so little time, so little money...The dreamers dream...now what will I do as I step onto my little 26' with peeling paint and no shower??? That's something these pictures are ALL missing- I want pictures of the heads and showers!!!!!
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Old 28-08-2014, 09:07   #51
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That's something these pictures are ALL missing- I want pictures of the heads and showers!!!!!

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Doublewhiskey, seriously... I love the heads on this one. But at 62' just how many crew would you need to comfortably cruise with this behemoth?
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Old 28-08-2014, 09:32   #53
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Doublewhiskey, seriously... I love the heads on this one. But at 62' just how many crew would you need to comfortably cruise with this behemoth?

Trust me or not - the 62CS was designed and constructed to be sailed by a couple, with children or occasional guests only

This is this yard philosophy - only 72 CS is a little out of envelope
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I never understood the mentality of buying such a large boat that you need to bring crew along for the ride.

My wife and I much prefer to be alone. Always having 3 or 4 crew members around would kinda defeat the purpose of sailing for us.

If I really wanted a large vessel with crew I would charter one and invest the balance I saved in future rentals.

I certainly would not want anyone knowing I had any money. Everyone is then out to get you. They either want to steal your money, kidnap you, or kill you - just because. Other rich people get off at ruining other rich people just because they are jerks.

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Did I miss a restriction specifying no crew? Why restrict yourself? Of course, most of us would prefer to be on our own, but it would be nice to have someone doing the cooking, cleaning & fixing when the boats get big(er) and has more systems.
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Did I miss a restriction specifying no crew? Why restrict yourself? Of course, most of us would prefer to be on our own, but it would be nice to have someone doing the cooking, cleaning & fixing when the boats get big(er) and have more systems.
Don't you think having 'servants' would take a lot of getting used to? Having just finished a stint in management I know having employees takes a lot more effort than I thought it would and I would think having people who's job was to look after you on a small boat would get pretty nerve racking after a while.

I'd probably leave that until I am too old or too lazy to look after things myself...
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I never understood the mentality of buying such a large boat that you need to bring crew along for the ride.

My wife and I much prefer to be alone. Always having 3 or 4 crew members around would kinda defeat the purpose of sailing for us.
The world is changing and so are the boats

About fifteen - twenty years ago the boat of about 45 ft was considered large and something about 52 - 54 ft was a maximum for a couple to handle.

But it is not a case any longer.

With all the available systems, back-ups, redundancies and so on, You can have now the boat of 60 - 70+ feet easily sailable by the couple.
Of course such a boat is quite power hungry, but with gensets becoming lighter and more reliable, developement of dependable wind and water generators and highly efficient solars the power generation is not a problem and big boat allows for large battery banks for storage.
With rollers for main, jib and even Code 0, two way power winches, autopilots and so on the real problem is not boat handling, but the acreage of the deck to clean

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How much would a 40' boat that didn't break down or have a bunch of stuff quit cost?
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How much would a 40' boat that didn't break down or have a bunch of stuff quit cost?
In Europe the new one, basic specification, anything between 100.000 and 500.000 Euro (VAT not included) - depending on the make.
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How much would a 40' boat that didn't break down or have a bunch of stuff quit cost?
So to meet that the boat probably doesn't have pumps, batteries and all the things they power, refrigeration, engine, sails

I would guess a very high end one of those could be had for less than $10,000
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