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Old 11-04-2009, 08:30   #46
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Not to be a stick in the mud, but best really depends on who is going to be sailing her. Different people, different needs. For my wife and I, a Catana 50 is probably the best.
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:12   #47
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I think anything designed by Colin Archer would have to be on my short list.
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:54   #48
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For a fast, comfortable, blue water capable and roomy cruiser that is also affordable, I would nominate the Kelly Peterson 44.

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Old 12-04-2009, 03:49   #49
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Who really knows? I don't know which boat is best, but my vote for most beautiful goes to the Cherubini schooner.

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Old 12-04-2009, 04:18   #50
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Says it all....

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Old 12-04-2009, 06:25   #51
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There are a lot of excellent off sfore cruisers. When price is not a problem you will see quite a few in the 50-60 foot range that are considered as the best. I will still vote for my Idylle 15.5. Big difference between $200K and a million. It is now for sale since I bought a smaller boat and moving into a condo.
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:39   #52
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We are enjoying our Hallberg-Rassy 53........

or any Hallberg-Rassy
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:44   #53
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Cruised for 9 years on a Morgan 34 with almost no problems, so it gets my vote!
You shuld only vote for boats you have personal knowledge of.
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Old 12-04-2009, 16:00   #54
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Beautiful or practical?

I'll second the nomination of the Cherubini schooner.

But to me the best blue water cruiser is the one I'm on or own.
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Skookum 47' thru 70' , Ed Monk Sr. design. For blue water cruising. Solid built, good seaboats, smooth through the water.
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Old 13-04-2009, 09:11   #56
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I'd vote for the V-40/42. They have proven time and again that they can do it all.

George Day, editor and publisher of BLUE WATER SAILING, said there are more Tayana 37's cruising the world than any other class of boat.

But, I am very biased.
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Old 13-04-2009, 09:22   #57
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As with many others; Mine, Jeanneau Gin Fizz 38 ketch. Stable, easy to sail, built like a tank
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If you are an old sea dog like me….it is the crew that makes the ideal cruising boat

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Old 13-04-2009, 11:28   #59
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If you are an old sea dog like me….it is the crew that makes the ideal cruising boat

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the much-beloved Guerney-designed 72-ft Windward Passage, no doubt the greatest racing yacht ever built on a beach. As Simmons motored us another 150 feet up Newport Bay, there was Passage, positively gleaming in her berth. Her current owner, who reportedly takes her sailing every Friday, is keeping her in perfect condition. We salute him.
The legendary Windward Passage, looking fantastic

Maybe I'm just a sucker for the shape.
Funny you mention her. I live about 2 miles away from her. I always sail past her.
I would say the best cruiser is probably a caliber or Tartaan
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