Originally Posted by bjung
..Have you seen a Rustler 44 Rustler 44
on the European boat show circuit ?
No. I believe that you can only see them at Southampton (or London) boat show and I never went to that one.
But I know Rustler, the last of the traditional British boats. They are made with great care, hand made and very expensive. The quality is great, but I found the design a bit dated. They are great boats, seaworthy and reseonably fast, for medium displacement boats.
I really love the Ruster 26. It's a classic. Look at the way they work. It is not surprising they are expensive. Take a look at the video:
If you are interested in decksaloons, I find the new Southerlies (49, 46 and 42) and the new Regina (35 and 40) better designed. Never saw a Regina (for that you have to go to sweeden), but I saw several Southerlies and they are great sailing boats, very well made.
REGINA 40, Regina af Vind√∂ Yachts (Sweden)