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Bill Tripp

Italians love beautiful boats and contrary to Americans many rich guys prefer sailboats to motorboats. A sailboat gives more status, it has more class. Any doubt about that?

Regarding Bill Trip, the son of another great NA with the same name, he designs very beautiful boats and several European boat builders use their services and talent, among them Solaris.

I find absolutely disgraceful mass productio American sailboats like Hunter or Catalina being designed by minor NA while great American NA work for European brands. I believe that the bigger difference in quality between American mass produced sailboat and European ones has to do mainly because European brands have their boats designed by the best world NA while American ones are designed "in the house".

Some beautiful Bill Trip designed sailboats:

SY Sarissa - Vitters Shipyard from Vitters Shipyard on Vimeo.



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