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Old 18-10-2010, 23:45   #1
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Just Asking About New Ketch

Hi, is there any new boat maker for ketch that have a beauty of yesterday and performance, comfort and safety of today?
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Old 19-10-2010, 00:26   #2
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The ketch rig is not a performance rig. It's a solution to the problem of getting enough sail area without too tall of a rig (Cue Jedi here) while providing twice the income for riggers.
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Old 19-10-2010, 02:12   #3
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The Amel 54 (AMEL - Chantiers Amel) is a wonderful production ketch.
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Old 19-10-2010, 04:15   #4
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Take a look at www.contemporaryyachts.com I'm talking about the new 47 or 52.
They will give you the romance, safety and comfort of yesteryear. I'm not sure if they have made any performance modifications or not. An email to them would find out. Their peformance was fine, if you're not expecting the light weight fin keel twitchiness of today's champagne cork bobbers.
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Old 19-10-2010, 16:43   #5
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Another good one is Shannon Yachts, they offer multiple types of rigs on their boats and one option is a ketch.
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Old 21-10-2010, 01:23   #6
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what can you say about formosa 56? isn't it beautiful?
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Seem to really hold their value and they don’t come cheap, but one beautiful boat available as ketch,

Gozzard Yachts Boat Information - Gozzard Yachts Brokerage.

They do make a bigger ketch. I just don’t know if they have completed one yet and can’t see why the 44 would be any less versatile. I really like the 44’s interior layout. Just a pity the head at the bottom of the companionway isn’t more of a wet locker/shower.
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How’s this one then – I was stuck starring at it for about six weeks at one job when it was moored across the harbour. I think dreaming about how it would go was one of the few things that kept me in the job that long. I left not long after it moved.

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This one also, truly horrible:

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How’s this one then – I was stuck starring at it for about six weeks at one job when it was moored across the harbour. I think dreaming about how it would go was one of the few things that kept me in the job that long. I left not long after it moved.

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Great looking boat for sure.
You were obviously in Newcastle!
Not too mant boats would make Richard Branson's cat look ordinary, but Squall sure did. You hardly noticed his cat berthed inb front of it.
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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.
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Great looking boat for sure.
You were obviously in Newcastle!
Not too mant boats would make Richard Branson's cat look ordinary, but Squall sure did. You hardly noticed his cat berthed inb front of it.
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About 200 m across the harbour at the yacht club giving returning to work as a chef a go. There are some really decent people floating around the place, but unfortunately the head and second chefs were not the sailing type, so I just spent a lot of time starring out the window at the Squall dreaming. It is a real pity I never got to ask the crew for a tour as they were regular customers and quite approachable.
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Cherubini, ay, Cherubini ...

Very sweet.

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Very sweet.

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Very sweet... dont half look a lot like the Cheoy Lee Clipper....
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