This seems to be a dying thread, but just want to add my preferences. I am sure there are tons of great custom and one-off designs, but among boats that I could conceivably afford someday on the second-hand market:
The newer Outremers - Particularly the new 45, though I would probably opt for the capacity of the 51 which is still a very cool looking cat
I really like the Nautitech 482 - Sleeker and quicker looking than the new boxier designs from Nautitech (and most other boats commonly found in charter
fleets for that matter)
Schionning G-Force Cruise
Series - Just fast and fun looking boats
- Not sure about their new 53 and 59, but I do really like the 47/471
I'm not a big fan of the aesthetics of flybridge boats. However, when it finally comes time to buy someday the utility and comfort of a flybridge may be an overriding factor. And I can't deny that a flybridge is a great place to hang out when conditions are calm.