Originally Posted by camaraderie
If you believe a specific boat should be included AND you have personally cruised it extensively in blue water make your case as well.
Based on the above I suggest the Hallberg-Rassy 40 be added to the list of HRs. My experience with them doesn't meet the standard above, but the HR-48 should be there also.
I'm not sure how "new" the "newer [Swan] designs" John refers to are, but in my experience on deliveries the older Swans are good to great ocean racers and the newer ones are good to very good ocean cruisers. John has much more bluewater experience than I do so I defer to his judgment but I don't understand the distinction he makes.
sail fast and eat well, dave