Yes, I don't particularly love Amel, though good boats.
But... I don't like the New Design style, after the Wallys revolution, the Ferragamo Swans....
And... I don't like center cockpits too
I don't like Pilot House boats, unless 20+m LOA!!! (PATHETIC, when shorter...)
But.. hold on!m is there any reason to love ANY MASS-PRODUCTION BOATS OF THE CURRENT
TIMES!? I still prefer a honest Jeannau from the 80's to any current
sleek design (all brands included, of any European country, Scandinavian too)
Few exceptions hold, though: consider CONYPLEX (NL) HANS CHRISTIAN (US) SERIGI AND ZUANELLI (I) NAJAD
I visited a brand new 80' ultra light, with IKEA FINISH on honeycomb panels
, yes, a 5mEur boat
Beauty is often in the eyes of Beholders I can Not respect much, aesthetic-wise :-)
Buy a boat you like. This is a need, for a leisure choice. Same for car-toys, second house, second wife :-), etc,..
Yes, as a very rich I'd go for my custom boat... maybe drawn after an Abeking&Rasmussen design, or any Herreshoff, or a S&S, with modern gear
In some way, few Dutch shipbuilders go this way
PPS there will always be Palladian style villas, but not so many O'Gheary styled ones, all those "beholders" being already powder