Originally Posted by BryceGTX
Lol... The million dollar question is "best boat". This is kind of a silly statement. What is best boat? If you talk to one person, it it speed at the the expense of everything. As with a racer. Such a boat is great for a boat full of excited sailors whose only goal is to get from point a to b in the shortest time.
I did not say that there is a "best boat" or a type of boat that suits all to cross oceans following the trade winds. That is obviously a sailor's choice and some few still prefer old heavy slow full keel boats.
What I have implied is that that modern NA are not interested in slow heavy full keeled boats and said they are working on boat models to cross oceans safely and fast
. You just have to look at their contemporary work, in what concerns modern passage makers, to understand what I mean.