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Old 18-04-2006, 19:35   #16
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I think our boat is an amazing boat for cruisers.
I agree totally. Amels are phenomenal boats.
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Old 29-05-2006, 13:32   #17
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If you've got the bucks have a look at the Wauquiez Pilot Saloon 41.
If you've got the bucks.
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Old 03-06-2006, 19:35   #18
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Joli, I think you are overstating.

The quest for maximum interior volume has resulted in shallow/non-existent bilges, and a somewhat wider mid-bodies and/or stern. But to say that hull form is a function of interior furnitire is pushing this idea beyond reasonableness.
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Old 18-10-2006, 08:36   #19
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Amel Video

The Amel video is fabulous, makes you want to go out and but one.

Competitors take note.
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Old 19-10-2006, 01:24   #20
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An Amel

As great as the Video is you ought to take one out for a sail.
we have 20,000 miles in ours in the last 4 years and LOVE it.
Dry and safe in ANY weather.
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Old 19-10-2006, 06:36   #21
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We bought a Hylas 49, retired from charter, three years ago.

Fulltime Liveaboard - Family of Three - Room to Spare.

Sparkman & Stephens Design - Fast, Strong & Stable - Outstanding Customer Support.

Our fourth oceanworthy boat...

and we LOVE Her in all respects.

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Old 16-10-2007, 22:56   #22
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Hi Leesureman, Can recommend the Pearson 53 as I bot one ın 1996 to sail with the family. I sailed it across the Atlantic in 2000 and am currently in the Med ever since. Am thimking of selling and if interested, I'm at jrzufelt@yahoo.ca
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Old 16-10-2007, 23:24   #23
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John - you do realize that the post you reference is from March of last year - like 19 months ago?
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Thanks

Thanks Dan,

I knew I was behind the times so now I know its 19 months! Cheers JZ
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Old 18-10-2007, 00:02   #25
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Easy to understand if you are cruising the med ;-)
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Old 18-10-2007, 00:26   #26
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awake?

I guess you and I are the only ones awake - must be the time difference. Here in Turkey its 10:28am. Singapour?
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Old 20-10-2007, 06:12   #27
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I completely agree with Kimberlite: without a doubt should AMEL be top of the list, one other consideration: Hutting Yachts Makkum
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Stevens/Hylas 47

Here is an excerpt of a letter from the owners of the Stevens 47 Tookish, who were off cruising with their family for 2 years and were in Grenada in the fall of 2004 when Hurricane Ivan – referred to as Ivan, the Terrible, came shore…
Dear Bennett Brothers –
We are alive and well at Clarke Court Bay, south coast of Grenada. I have two things to update you on. One is how proud we are of how Tookish took care of us and herself through the storm. The Amel Maramu next to us was sunk by our toe rail as she rose and fell on it during the storm. The Hunter on the other side lost most of its transom and the next boat lost its entire stern and sank at the dock. We have suffered a considerable amount of cosmetic damage, but she is in amazingly good shape. Quite a credit to the construction of our boat! Apparently the wind drove the bow under water all the way to midships (we had a bow anchor out in addition to the dock lines), yet she stayed dry inside and was undamaged. The only structural issue is the rudder which came out of the water and smashed into the dock. Although the fiberglass skin is damaged, the rudder post and skeg are completely intact……
….We are very proud to have such a great boat…..
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Transpac 49

I may be being a little naive here, But I am astonished that nobody yet has brought your attention to the Transpac 49.

Unfortunately they stopped making them around 1985, but they represent very good value now if you can find a late one. I believe, for the criteria you set, this boat cannot be beaten.

My wife and I sailed ours around the world and lived aboard for eight years, I truly could not fault her and she is currently on her third trip around with yet another very appreciative young family....
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Consider boats made by Ta Shing - Mason, Norseman, Taswell - all excellent off-shore boats. There are a number of 44 Masons, 49 & 56 Taswells on the market. I have had a Taswell 44 and now a 58 Taswell. Ta Shing has sold its soul to PAE and is now producing only Nordhavns, so no new boats are available. The 58 I sail is comfortable and fast and cost alot less than an equivalent Oyster.
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