Can a sailboat be ugly and interesting? Certainly even if I have a “thing” with ugly boats, I mean I rarely find them interesting but that is not the case. Just look at this one, the Futura 49:
It can make not much sense on the States or Australia but makes a lot of sense on the full European marinas where a Cat pays double and even so in most of them they just don’t have place.
If you think that all this complication and trouble don’t make sense, economically speaking, let me tell you are wrong. I have been lately on an Italian Marina, a nice but vulgar one, where a place for a 12.20 m boat cost 7000€ a year. I guess that a 49ft would pay over 9000€. Double that and you will have 18 000€ a year. In 10 years that’s a 90 000€ of savings, enough to buy a Porsche.
Now they have only to make a nice looking one to be a sucess