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    • Norseman 447

      Solidly built by Ta Shing, and one of Bob Perry's best designs.

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      • Liberty 458

        Why this superbe boat is not in the list ? It's a cult in long distance cruising

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          • Transworld 41

            41' Ketch designed by William Garden and built by the still active and leading Taiwanese yard, TransWorld Boat Building Co.. She's a very stout full keel offshore ketch rigged sailboat boat. Similar to the Formosa 41 / CT41 / Island Trader 41

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              • Formosa or CT-41

                Please review these beautiful designs from William Garden.

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                • Cape Dory 25D

                  The ultimate Pocket Cruiser. While there are plenty of Alberg designs on this list, this was one of his most modern designs. Wider with a substantial beam (For her length), a transom with a reduced length (for one his designs) and a head with the usual V-berth was located. This was the consummate little pocket cruiser that could be taken nearly anywhere via ocean of trailer

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                  • Niagara 42

                    Mark Ellis designed and built by famed Canadian builder Hinterhoeller. Now back in production as the Bruckman 42.

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                    • CAL 2-46

                      The CAL 2-46 yacht weighs 15 tons. Hefty for a coastwise cruiser. But light for an offshore boat. So she rises over massive ocean rollers like a modern ocean racer. Instead of wallowing in the troughs. Rides with a breaking storm wave. Instead of stopping dead in its path. Hand layed-up fiber-glass construction, generous structural bulkheads make her sinewy and tough. And Bill Lapworth's seakindly design makes her fast enough to run before a storm. The keel is extraordinarily long. To help her track. And it only draws five feet. Which is unusual for a 46-footer. A balanced spade rudder…

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                      • Halman 20

                        based on the nordic style Lynaes-Jollen fishing vessel made for the Nord Sea, they are double ender w/ long keel very strong little boat .

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                        • Endeavour 38

                          Smaller sister of Endeavour 42 and 43 reviewed here. Seems faster and better appointed with S/D ratio of 16.7.

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                              • GULFSTAR 47 SAILMASTER

                                GULFSTAR 47 SAILMASTER

                                First and foremost, this is a comfortable boat.The Gulfstar Sailmaster 47 is widely known as a well built, long range cruising yacht with roomy accomodations. On deck, the Sailmaster has a high-and-dry cockpit that seats a group with a view and in comfort. Down below, her features are many. She is a full salon with raised aft deck design offering enourmous living space and cruising comfort. Large surrounding salon windows give a bright and open feeling with a clear and unobstructed view of the scenery around you. Under sail, the vesatile ketch rig is easily handled by…

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                                • Mason 43/44

                                  These are definitely "bluewater" boats...a number have done circumnavigations and the owners are spread out (US - East Coast, West Coast & Gulf Coast, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Pacific, Mexico, Med, Northern Europe). About 150 of these were built over a 20 year period from 1979 to 1999. Original 43 designed by Al Mason and 44 design modifying aspects was done by Jeff Leishman. Boats were built at the Ta Shing yard and are solidly built classic design.

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                                    • Swan 431, S&S

                                      Beautiful S&S lines, 50 percent ballast ratio. Traditional Nautor Swan quality with a roomy interior.

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                                      • Cheoy Lee Offshore 36

                                        Based on the successful racer 'Flying Buffalo'. Marice Declerc sold the design to Choey Lee. This production version was also sold as the FLYING BUFFALO 36. The OFFSHORE 36 was one of Cheoy Lee's most popular sailboat models.'Flying Buffalo' an extremely successful racing design of the mid-1960', on which this model is based. It has an outstanding racing record on the Great Lakes where she has won in her class in both the Chicago and Port Huron Mackinacs, setting a course record in the latter event in it's prime.

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                                        • Dickerson 41

                                          Dickerson 41 ketch, the poor man's Island Packet. Sturdy, proven, oodles of storage and good looking.

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