Originally Posted by PCP
Then Allures appeared on the market and it is the same kind of boat, lighter and with a better stability and Cornell soon started to be interested. Their relation comes from his interest in the boat.
When time comes for a new boat (and probably he was thinking about that from the beginning) he asked Allures for big modifications on the Allures 45 and they decided to make a boat for him using the 45 hull, that is made by Garcia (Garcia belongs to allures and all their hulls are made there). For commercial reasons they decided to call it a Garcia even if Garcia is only making bigger boats.
This is his dream voyage boat and the least we can say is that the guy knows one or two things about it
Also in the case of any problem these type of boats (Aluminium centerboarders) can be beached for repairs, offering also an additional protection against grounding. Final a aluminium centerboard with an adequate ballast is one of the best boats to survive bad weather (it has a great dynamic stability).o
But there is obe problem left: These boats are ugly as hell and charming as big cargo ships...