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  1. Cheoy Lee Rhodes Reliant

    Designed by Phil Rhodes, later the mold was modified and sold as the Offshore 40. Likely the prettiest 40ft fiberglass yacht ever designed, and a rugged and proven circumnavigator.

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    • Ericson 31 Independence

      A pretty boat, but I can't find much written about them. Their old brochures claim they are very capable bluewater boats.

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      • Columbia 24

        As a former owner of the 24, I sailed all around the Channel Islands in all kinds of weather andsea conditions and found it to be seaworthy, strong with surprisingly good performance. Initially I was put-off by the design with such a high profile, but learned to love it with experience. I now have a Columbia 29, early model and it deserves its place here as well! Though I never sailed one, I am sure the ealy Columbia 26 deserves a place here too.

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          • Coronado 25

            If you don't have an extra 50-75K to spend on a boat and comfort isn't highest priority, the Coronado 25 is a superb blue water boat. I've read that the Navy still uses them for training, because they sail well and they're indestructible. I also owned a 35CT cutter/ketch and the Coronado could sail circles around the it and would take on any storm the CT would.

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              • Liberty 28

                A tough little double ender much like the Westsail 28, Capable of taking you out there and back

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                          • Fuji 45

                            Solidly built, rare and classic John Alden design built for blue water.

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                              • Pearson 10M

                                These boats are widely available and quite affordable. Medium displacement with a keel-stepped mast, skeg-hung rudder and bridge deck. Would very much like to see its off-shore capabilities considered.

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                                • Freedom 36/38

                                  Have any of these circumnavigated? They seem to have the right stuff

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                                        • Bristol 45.5

                                          Great boats for long distance sailing. We just finished a circumnavigation and the boat was wonderful

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