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  1. Nonsuch 36

    One of the easiest boats to single hand. This boat can reach as fast as boats much larger.

    11 votes
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            • Nordic Folkboat

              For Looks alone, The Folkboat must be included. I have seen reports that she is also bluewater capable, if not a bit cramped at 26 feet.

              I would like to know what the cruising community thinks of this little boat.

              Some more information about the Folkboat can be found at the following links:
              http://www.folkboatatlantic.com/folkboats.html (specs)
              http://www.clickbert.com/IFboat/techtips/vigor.html (description and commentary)
              http://www.oceanslogic.com/category/folkboat/ (a cruising folkboat)

              10 votes
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              • Pearson Vanguard

                I am surprised that the Vanguard is not in the list, I think it ought to be.

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                • Farallon 29

                  Also known as the Bodega 30 and Golden Gate 30. Less than 100 made, but I know at least 4 have circumnavigated. Not much info out there on these, but San Francisco sailors all revere them as tough bluewater boats.

                  9 votes
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                  • George Buehler's "Hagar"

                    Really any of his sail designs would be interesting to see up here

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                    • FD 12 or also known as Flying Dutchman 12

                      No idea where the '12' came into the name, as the boat is just over 50 ft or 15 mt......
                      This is a large, cutter rigged cruising yacht, with aft cockpit, with flush decks, albeit with a low deckhouse, built by the Ta Yang (Tayana) yard in the early eighties. Thus, with lots of teak.
                      I won't regurgitate all the specs and details, anyone can use a search engine.
                      I guess with limited numbers being produced (23 to 25?) the voting to get a review of such yacht on this site may be limited as well.
                      One bit of trivea:…

                      9 votes
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                      • Celestial 48

                        A strong boat with a sought-after layout, excellent storage and great sailing characteristics. Several have been seen cruising the world from Australia to the Mediterranean, and they are contenders
                        for a couple or a family looking for a bluewater passagemaker. But not many of them were built, so they are relatively
                        rare.

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                        • 9 votes
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                          • True North 34

                            Why is the True North 34 not on the list???

                            8 votes
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                            • 8 votes
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                              • Challenger 32

                                Very solid, stout, but under-appreciated pocket cruisers. Built in Wilmington, CA from the late 60s to mid 70s. Often noted as feeling unusually spacious for their size. Owners have cruised these all over the world, and they can often be purchased relatively cheaply because they're not very well known. I was told that the company's founder built the first one as a go-anywhere pocket cruiser for himself, and promoted the vessel by firing a machine gun at the hull to show it was literally "bullet proof". I have no idea if this story is true or not.

                                8 votes
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                                • Douglas 32

                                  a classic Ted Brewer design. Also built as a 31, and under the name Hullmaster

                                  8 votes
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                                  • 8 votes
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                                    • Blackwatch 24

                                      Blackwatch 24, is a super small compact boat, extremely well made, designed and built by Dave Autry with Blue Water Boatworks, TX USA in the late seventies early eighties.
                                      Not many built. Very easy to sail, sturdy yet lightweight, full keel cutters for single handling. Amazing boats.

                                      8 votes
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                                      • Lynæs Senior

                                        A sturdy little 18' sailboat. Constructed with inspiration from old danish fishing vessels. Has circumnavigated at least once with the dane Svend Billesbølle at the tiller. Later made in a 20' version. This larger version was built under license in Canada as the Nordica 20.

                                        7 votes
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                                        • 7 votes
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