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Old 15-02-2013, 15:03   #211
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Re: What's Your Dream Boat ?

We have two boats and are VERY satisfied with each. Obviously for different reasons. I've put a lot of work and money into each to make them what they are. This is not a path I would have chosen, but it is the one I slid down on my way through life.

BUT.........if I were to win the $60,000,000 lottery I would be buying a Boreal!

Not sure which model but for sure. Yeah baby.

I would only make sure that it is customized for single handing. If that could be done with the 53 D, then that would be the one. Not like there is much chance of it happening, but if it did.....

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Old 15-02-2013, 15:51   #212
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My "no holes barred dream boat" was tied up 100' from me when I lived in the marina at the other end of town....she is the schooner Alcyone a 65' downsized Gloucester Fishing schooner.


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Old 15-02-2013, 16:59   #213
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In the meantime I can't complain.
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Old 15-02-2013, 17:59   #214
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Re: What's Your Dream Boat ?

Since there is no such thing as one sailboat that is perfect for everything:

Blue-water only - Pacific Seacraft 44

Racing around Antigua during sailing Week - S&S Swan 44

Occasional day sail - Hinkley 42

Liveaboard - Island Packet 45
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Old 16-02-2013, 10:14   #215
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Old 17-02-2013, 05:20   #216
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Re: What's Your Dream Boat ?

My dream boat would be and is a 1960 John G. Alden steel
pilothouse ketch, 56.5 feet on deck, 64 ft overall with a
six cylinder Mercedes truck engine, 1400 gallons of fuel,
inside and outside steering, 15.5 beam and 40 ton displacement
and solid old growth burmese teak interior fitted together by
Fellows and Stewart. She needs some steel work in the gunnels, but what a dreamboat not the production boat plastic fantastic
thin veneer type. I know I had a CT 41. The Alden is a one of
a kind built specifically for a wealthy man as his dream boat.
I'm lucky to have found her and signed on as her slave. I've
had her three years and some people say she is too much work
and they wouldn't take her if I gave it to them. But when I
look at other sailboats I have no envy. In the three years I
have been with the Alden I have not seen another boat that
has excited me like the old Alden. I guess if she was in A 1
shape she woud be a million plus boat. I had a quote of up to
$250,000 for repair of the gunnels. She makes me smile just
to work on her. She is a thing of beauty that inspires me to
think smiling thoughts. I guess it's all about the perception.
I knew a guy with a really beat up 40 ft ferro cement boat
that was a complete junk pile who eventually ran it up on
the rocks in Ensenada and sank it who would say, "See that
beautiful sailing ship of mine. I never thought I would own
such a beautiful sailboat."
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Old 17-02-2013, 05:32   #217
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There was a Scandinavian fishing ketch named the Norden, about 75 or 80 feet for sale on Yachtworld last year for a
give away price that was a real charmer. She was up around
Anacortes, Washington and finally sold when the asking price
got down to $5000.00. She was an absolute beauty, graceful
lines, nice sheer, pretty spoon bow and fantail stern. If only
I was 25 again and had a spare million bucks for material to
rebuild. There is a similar Norwegian 70 ft ketch all restored
in Ensenada, Mexico. She is finished in varnish, built in 1914
in Norway for fishing. She is gaff rigged and requires a sizeable
crew, but what a thing of beauty and utility. A true Viking
spirit of the sea.
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Old 17-02-2013, 12:58   #218
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Re: What's Your Dream Boat ?

Niel Young had a really nice 1902 119' Baltic trading schooner...immaculate below decks, he sold it for a little over $500,000...last October it was dis-masted off the Oregon...arrived n San Fransisco with two 15' stumps....as per the sales aggreement, he reposed it..for someone with the money it would be a nice dream boat.
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Liberty 458.

We looked at 125+ boats on an 80 day roadtrip covering the west coast and the entire gulf coast of the US with side trips to the Carribean and Europe. Soon after we found and purchased a mint condition Liberty 458 in Seattle.

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Old 03-01-2014, 17:42   #220
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Old 03-01-2014, 18:00   #221
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My dream: to retire to one of these and live out the remainder of my life.


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Old 04-01-2014, 14:35   #222
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It's funny, I have a dream boat for nearly every price point, meaning from 100K - 200k, 300k - 500K, etc.. It really all depends on how much money I have at the time for a purchase. But, I really do have a favorite one for every range including 2million and above..
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It's funny, I have a dream boat for nearly every price point, meaning from 100K - 200k, 300k - 500K, etc.. It really all depends on how much money I have at the time for a purchase. But, I really do have a favorite one for every range including 2million and above..
What about
$20-50k,
$50-75K &
$75-100k?
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with no disrespect to other who may be in that range, I was going on the "dream boat" criteria. When dealing with that, I try to dream big to varying degrees...
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Re: What's Your Dream Boat ?

Hmmm.... probably a Bristol 51 , so I got close with a Bristol 45.5. The 51 has a center line aft cabin and a third cabin forward . I would have to take the teak deck of, most of them were built that way and add a fold down swim platform . And the work would have to be done by Lyman Morse. I was tempted in saying a Hylas 54 but I really like the way they put together the Bristols and I prefer the Bristols lines

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