Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
Thanked 152 Times in 124 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Re: Cruising Worlds Top 40 Boats
My wife's account will allow me to double down on my Valiant 40 vote, but in truth it would be a tough call for me personally between a Peterson 44 and the Valiant 40, each for thier own reasons.
Of course if it was up to me, my list would be very different. I would probably have the original Esprit 37 before putting the Pacific Seacraft 37 on the list.
I would probably have something like the Morris 45 RS on the list as well.
I would definitely have the Morris Justine 36 rather than the pin-up girl Morris 36.
As I would expect there are almost no IOR era boats, and yet I would think that the Tartan 41 might be a reasonable candidate for this list.
I would think that the Hallberg Rassey 40 would be a better choice than the Hallberg 43 on the list.
I would think that the Hylas 46 would be a much better choice than the Hylas 49.
While popular and ubiquitous, roomy and a decent sailer for its day, and certainly a good value, I would never think of a Catalina 30 as being one of the top 40 cruising boats of all times.
I would think in the top 40 that there should be some performance cruisers as well. I might have something like a J-44 or Farr 47 on the list.
In the end these kinds of contests are a bit of a beauty contest perhaps rigged by the limited number of choices on the list.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Curmudgeon at Large- and rhinestone in the rough, sailing my Farr 11.6 on the Chesapeake Bay
Last edited by Jeff_H; 07-11-2013 at 12:45 PM.