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Old 07-12-2011, 12:55   #136
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Wow. Beautiful. Have they let you on it?
Not sailing, but I never asked.
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Old 26-12-2011, 07:18   #137
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Two dream boats for me.....Shannon 43 Ketch or a Tartan 4700 CC. I really can't decide.
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Old 26-12-2011, 09:34   #138
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We had our Contessa 35 for 20 years, great candidate. Now, we have a Cambria 46, another great candidate.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:15   #139
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Cabo Rico 38,After 3 years, of studying boats from 35 to 45 ft.A Cabo Rico 38 won hands down.Did I mention I just Bougt one.
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Old 02-01-2012, 22:56   #140
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Hi:

My dream boat...

1 - has 6'5" headroom
2 - 40-45 feet
3 - steel hull
4 - insulated
5 - tough
6 - not an orphan ie at least say 100 made
7 - easy for a large guy to work on
8 - < $150,000 with retrofit
9 - first and only boat, too much work and expense to trade up

I am coming at this late in life with a pragmatic approach. I don't need fast or points well or pretty or new. I want to fit in marinas on the great lakes. I want to be able to load it up with friends and family. I want capability to do high latitudes say Newfoundland or further north. I want to possibly live aboard, even in the winter in Canada. I want the possibility to cruise internationally.

In my 6 months of investigating this sailboat business I think I can conclude:

item 1: likely no boat exists, or if any do they do not meet item 5, 6 and/or 8
3 and 6 won't both be met
3 very rare in general, especially NA
boats that match my list more likely to be found in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans than the great lakes

Best matches so far are boats like Whitby 42, CS36T, Niagara 35 CSY 44 Alberg 35.

I think in another 6 months I'll probably give up on the headroom. That will open up a whole other bunch of contenders, especially of shorter length. That will also make item 8, cost very easy. I'll likely also have to give up steel, and insulate a boat myself or forgo cold weather usage.

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Old 03-01-2012, 04:16   #141
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Your list clearly indicates a "van de Stadt" designed boat. It meets all your points when you find one old enough to meet the price criteria. These boats are available around the world.

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Old 03-01-2012, 05:11   #142
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Boulter,

Your list clearly indicates a "van de Stadt" designed boat. It meets all your points when you find one old enough to meet the price criteria. These boats are available around the world.

cheers,
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Agree with Nick here. The Niagara 35 we found too small but the Whitby 42 is a very nice and roomy boat for the money.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:20   #143
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Mine is 65 foot CATANA Catamaran! the one that has the 2 rudders! NO WHEEL for me..http://www.catana.com/en/catana65/speed/29.html
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:24   #144
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I already own it an Island Packet 38 but if money were no object I would buy a new IP460
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:34   #145
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Just bought my dream boat! A Pacific Seacraft Mariah31

I am so in love with her! Such beautiful lines and can handle the worst of seas.

Pacific Seacraft Mariah 31 Review : Bluewaterboats.org
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Hi Boulter, i have bought boat which fits to your requirements. 44 feet, aluminium, approx 150000 usd, insulated, tough bluewater boat, only 3 built....... Marimba 44 desigend by A mummery NZ. I also agree that you should look for a van des Stadt design BUT i would only recommend aluminium, steel is to much work and it will be too heavy for this size.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:52   #147
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Re: What's Your Dream Boat ?

What someone considers to be thier dream boat is a very personal thing, it is THEIR dream and no one elses (actually my boat was commissioned my someone else to be their dream boat 75 years ago but he never had it built). I consider my boat to be pretty much my dream boat, realistically I doubt I will ever be able to do much better. That said someone just suggested to me to be able to accomplish the cruising I want to do I should sell my boat (my home, my dream) and try and get on as crew on a 50'+ boat.
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IT Is in all what you feel is right for you! Be careful out there..... To sell everything that is a hard decision to make
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Sunreef, 70ft Cat. I know I am breaking the 35-45ft requirement... but you gotta dream big sometimes. /Sigh, one day... Anyone want to buy me one?
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Hi Boulter, i have bought boat which fits to your requirements. 44 feet, aluminium, approx 150000 usd, insulated, tough bluewater boat, only 3 built....... Marimba 44 desigend by A mummery NZ. I also agree that you should look for a van des Stadt design BUT i would only recommend aluminium, steel is to much work and it will be too heavy for this size.
That aluminum will be lots of work unless you go with no paint.... my friends 48 was painted 4 times in 10 years!
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