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Old 18-01-2012, 15:14   #1
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If I Won the Lottery - What Boat to Buy ?

If you were to win the lottery what boat would you get? I kind of like this Morris if someone were to twist my arm a little for a good couples cruiser.

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What would you get?
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Old 18-01-2012, 15:20   #2
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Re: If I won the lottery, what boat to buy?

A fun question. My answer is a 65' Oyster, probably.

Or maybe just a carbon mast, new rigging, and a new suit of laminate sails for my own boat . . . plus new electronics suite . . . . and the rest of the winnings into the cruising kitty . . .
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Old 18-01-2012, 15:21   #3
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Re: If I won the lottery, what boat to buy?

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If you were to win the lottery what boat would you get? I kind of like this Morris if someone were to twist my arm a little for a good couples cruiser.

Morris 48 | Morris Yachts - Boat Builder of Daysailers and Semi-Custom Yachts

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A 48' yacht with only one stateroom. Interesting.
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Old 18-01-2012, 15:23   #4
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A 48' yacht with only one stateroom. Interesting.
Exactly, a good couples boat! For me going bigger after this is wasted space that risks collecting "baggage" that requires feeding etc..
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Old 18-01-2012, 15:25   #5
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Re: If I won the lottery, what boat to buy?

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If you were to win the lottery what boat would you get? I kind of like this Morris if someone were to twist my arm a little for a good couples cruiser.

Morris 48 | Morris Yachts - Boat Builder of Daysailers and Semi-Custom Yachts

What would you get?
Wow! I was going to say Catalina 445 but now I just don't know. That Morris is gorgeous!
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Old 18-01-2012, 15:27   #6
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Island Packet 485 for monohaul or Antares 44i for multi, and then take off and never come back to those cold winters!
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Re: If I won the lottery, what boat to buy?

The morris is nice but not practical.
Where are the quarters for the crew/mobile balast butler etc?
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I like this one... love my aft cabin...
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if I had to choose..
I'd get a classic built to order by a well known yard and to my spec...
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Re: If I won the lottery, what boat to buy?

My goal in life is always to have a bigger boat than Don, so I'll take this one: Blue water sailboat and sailing yachts | Morris Yachts - Boat Builder of Daysailers and Semi-Custom Yachts
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Re: If I won the lottery, what boat to buy?

Hmm good question. My dream power boat would be a 75' Smedvik mek Verksted Expedition Yacht like the one here:1970 Smedvik mek Verksted Expedition Yacht Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

and sail would be the John G. Alden designed schooner here:1999 JOHN G. ALDEN Schooner Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
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Why limit yourself to just one? Buy a fleet made up of every boat you've ever lusted after. After all, you've just won the lottery, Dude!
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think i'd keep the boats i,ve got,but buy an island somewhere warm with its own natural harbour to park them in..............
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Re: If I won the lottery, what boat to buy?

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If you were to win the lottery what boat would you get? I kind of like this Morris if someone were to twist my arm a little for a good couples cruiser.

Morris 48 | Morris Yachts - Boat Builder of Daysailers and Semi-Custom Yachts

What would you get?

I would commission Chuck Paine to design me a new boat and have Morris Yachts build it.... No question about it..... The only thing I might change would be a team effort between French & Webb & Morris on the interior. It would be under 50'..

I'd also have the Brooklin Boat Yard build me a Joel White wooden day sailor......
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56' Hylas Cutter - sweet boat !!!!

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