Occasionally people seem to think that because I own one brand and am the local agent for it that its the only brand in the world?
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(where these refer to designers rather than builders then that is predicated on a "well Built" example).
Chris White, Shawn Arber, Lightwave, Perry (Brian), Ian Farrier, most Tony Grainger, Peter Snell "easy", Peter Kerr Lizard Yachts Aluminium Cats, Owen Easton Aluminium Cats, Tim Mumby Alumimium Cats. St Francis 48, Norman Cross Tris, Roger Simpson Tris, Chris Mashford. Also Outremer
, Tourneir Marine
Freydis, and anything pretty much by Eric Lerouge. Kurt Hughes
, but more so his tris. The Windspeed series in the Crowther line up, John Hitch's Exit design. The PDQs 32 and 36 but not the 36 LRC so much. The Maine Cat
I haven;t sailed but I think I like it, I certainly like the design.
A good oram or schionning is a good thing. More so in Schionning's case in the wilderness end of the range than the waterline (but thats my personal taste).
I think Mark Pescott Whitehaven series are an exceptionally good thing. I think Ray Kendrick designed the sweetest small tris ever.
I like some of the Morelli Melvin Leopards. I think I would like the Maverick, but havent yet sailed one so cant be sure. I like early Catanas.
I dont personally get excited about the older British cats (Twins, Oceanic etc) but respect them as good solid boats and note that people were doing Cape Horn in them 30 or more years ago.
I will have missed some I am sure,
There are a lot more boats/designs in the world that I like than dislike. And If I were to win Lotto tonight - I think it could be a really big Chris White Tri for me. But I would need the lotto win to afford to own enough space to park the boat as well as buy it!