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Old 21-10-2010, 19:58   #16
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The Amel 54 (AMEL - Chantiers Amel) is a wonderful production ketch.
sure at a million dollars. quite.

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Old 21-10-2010, 20:33   #17
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Hi Wesail
I owned a vagabond 42 in the late 80' early 90's and quite liked the boat. Lots of room. I thought it was reasonable attractive. Pretty solid overall.
STAY AWAY from teak Decks. If you stay on top of it the teak trim is a pain in the tropics but if you want to but the effort in it sure does look pretty.
Better in the trades. Little too heavy for light wind areas in my opinion.
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Old 21-10-2010, 21:11   #18
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Cherubini 44, which can exceed hull speed in the right conditions. It's also beautiful.
Cherubini 44 ketch classic design lines
Semi custom builders (e.g. Morris, Hinckley) will give you whatever rig you want. A few years ago up in Maine I saw a yawl rigged Morris 34.
That is another REALLY nice ketch. A bit like mine on steroids with the missing quarter berths and storage space.

Your comment also makes me wonder why there arenít more new ketches/yawls around the 30í mark? I never meant to buy a ketch, but now totally find my mizzen indispensable.

(I had better get down my beautiful little ship soon before I start suffering chronic boat envy!)
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One reason there are few new ketches is that most folks don't have the million dollars it takes to buy a new Amel or Cherubini. And for half that price you can get a multihull with more living space that sails just as fast.
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One reason there are few new ketches is that most folks don't have the million dollars it takes to buy a new Amel or Cherubini. And for half that price you can get a multihull with more living space that sails just as fast.
Well, Amel and Cherubini are not the only ketches around. For those who do not have the million there is the Seadog, the Jeanneau, the Endurance, to name a few.

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Sometimes on ketches the mizzen boom will interfere with wind vane,making the mizzen virtually useless, except to mount radar or windgen.
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