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  1. sadler 29

    Unsinkeable

    34 votes
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    • 33 votes
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      • VEGABOND 47 BLUEWATER KETCH

        The Vagabond 47 is a well recognized William Garden design and a big beautiful center cockpit bluewater cruising ketch. Garden famous for his traditional sailing ships complete with the raised quarter deck and salty clipper bow. Introduced in the early 70s, most of the Vagabonds are between the years of 78 and 85. Consistent with the times, Vagabond are robustly built with solid fiberglass hulls with full long keel and attached rudder to Lloyds standards. The hardwood stringers and structural bulkheads of plywood make the boat stiff and strong. When you step aboard, you know you are on your own…

        27 votes
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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.

          27 votes
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          • Norseman 447

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

            26 votes
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            • 26 votes
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              • Swan 431, S&S

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

                26 votes
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                • Nordic 44

                  One of Bob Perry's best early designs. Excellent offshore passage maker, fast in all airs. Comfortable accommodations (I lived aboard mine for 12 years. Well built and now available again as a "Norstar 44"

                  25 votes
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                  • 25 votes
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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 .

                      23 votes
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                      • Nordic 40

                        The Nordic 40 is another Bob Perry design. Stiff, weatherly, and fast. Bob says it's the evolution of the valiant 40 hull. Great review on crusingworld - http://www.cruisingworld.com/sailboats/boat-reviews/nordic-40-the-belle-of-bellingham

                        norstar yachts just started producing new versions of the 40 and 44 20 years after they stopped being made. what other boat has this ever occured?

                        23 votes
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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

                          21 votes
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                          • 21 votes
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                            • 20 votes
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                              • Cabo Rico 34

                                The Cabo Rico 34 is one heck of a seaboat. She comes into her own in winds 30 to 50 knots. Under those conditions it is like riding a waterfall.

                                19 votes
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                                • 19 votes
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                                  • Northshore Fisher 34

                                    Lots of criticism since it is a motorsailer but still a loyal following of owners. Northshore claims the 34 sails better than the other Fishers.

                                    18 votes
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                                    • 18 votes
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                                      • 18 votes
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                                        • 17 votes
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