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Old 29-05-2014, 15:36   #1
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Who is your Favorite Boating Manufacturer

I recently bought a Tayana 58 and love the boat. I was wondering what some other people's favorite boat manufacturers are.
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Old 29-05-2014, 20:18   #2
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Old 29-05-2014, 20:21   #3
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Old 29-05-2014, 20:24   #4
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Swan to, a dream boat for me, the details, the construction, the hull lines, the rig , the winches , hell everything its fantastic...
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Old 29-05-2014, 21:22   #7
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PDQ and Seawind. Sorry, I should be posting in the two-hull section.
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Old 29-05-2014, 22:54   #8
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Most of my favorites are long gone and even beautiful boats like Swans are day sailors now compared to years past. I guess a one off aluminum boat would be a nice choice for cruising. The Amel's used to be thought of as old guys boats(when I was a young guy) but the new ones are pretty cool.
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Old 30-05-2014, 03:58   #9
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Bristol. With Tayana a close second.

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O'day, McGregor, Bayliner......

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It depends on the type of boating you want to do... In my opinion there is no single manufacturer for every application of boating.

With that said I have owned three different Catalina Sailboats, the current one took me on a 9500nm, 3 year cruise through Mexico and Central America and preformed well under varied wind and sea conditions. It was also a great house!

I choose Catalina over other brands because they pack a lot of room into their boats for the money. My current C-470 has over 7 feet of head room in the main cabin. I bought the boat new and loaded it with every factory option, except a watermaker and it was still less than $450K in 2006.

The owners groups are large and very helpful. If I have a problem or am considering a change or upgrade to the boat, I just log on to the C-470 and posse the question, why reinvent the wheel, right?
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Most of my favorites are long gone and even beautiful boats like Swans are day sailors now compared to years past. I guess a one off aluminum boat would be a nice choice for cruising. The Amel's used to be thought of as old guys boats(when I was a young guy) but the new ones are pretty cool.
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The Swans even though past their prime will always be beautiful. No longer the bells of the ball maybe but beautiful even in their old age


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