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  1. True North 34

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

    31 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.

      31 votes
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      • 31 votes
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        • 31 votes
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          • Beneteau First 38

            A proven bluewater platform. See Copeland's "Cruising Coward" series & 50 Cruising Classics. Ahead of it's time, now this 80's favorite is an affordable entry into the dream.

            31 votes
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            • 31 votes
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              • 31 votes
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                • Yarmouth 23

                  Trailerable offshore gaff rigged cutter

                  31 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.

                    31 votes
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                    • Beneteau Oceanis 411

                      Is it qualify as a "blue water" boat. It is likely to be newer than the rest of the boats on the site, but is it really suitable for circumnavigation/lifeaboard.

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                      • 31 votes
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                        • Douglas 32

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

                          31 votes
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                          • 31 votes
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                            • Fuji 35 Ketch

                              I've never owned one, but from my research they seem to be excellent off-shore boats.

                              31 votes
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                              • F&C 44 Ketch

                                Built in Argentina by Frers and Cibils.
                                Lovely lines, rich wood interior and great sailing characteristics.
                                A good looking Blue water cruiser.

                                Mahina = Semi-modern Frers designed cruising ketch

                                31 votes
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                                • 31 votes
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                                  • Wauquiez Hood 38 Mk I and Mk II

                                    This would complement the Wauquiez Pretorian review posted. These are among the best FRP boats built.

                                    30 votes
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                                    • westerly 32

                                      A friend is cruising on one right now from Florida to Haiti. How good a boat is it?

                                      26 votes
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                                      • Macgregor 65 Pilothouse

                                        Like them or loath them, they have been cruising the world successfully for 25 years.

                                        24 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.

                                          16 votes
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