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Dreaming of bluewater...

One day I'd like a boat capable of taking me around the world. I'd like it to be somewhat salty looking, a bit "classic" and able to be had for less then $75k. Below is my list of dreamboats that I think fit the bill. Do you agree with the list and are there any I'm missing?

Westsail 32
Cabo Rico Tiburon 36
Pacific Seacraft 27 (Orion)
Pacific Seacraft 31
Southern Cross 31
Island Packet 27/31
Ta Shing Baba 30/35
Hallberg-Rassy Ramsus 35
Valiant 32
Cheoy Lee Luders 36
Allied Princess 36
Allied Seawind 30
True North 34
Willard 8 Ton World Cruiser
Nor Sea 27
Fantasia 35
Union 36
Gemini 105
Bayfield 29/32/36
Cape Dory 32/36
Hans Christian 34
Fuji 32/35
Shannon 28
Pan Oceanic 36
Tayana 37
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Around the world on a Gemini 105? Also wondering how that looks salty and classic. Nothing against Gemini's as I kind of like them for certain coastal or Island use.

I also think sailing ability and construction quality should rank higher than looks if you are going to cross oceans on it.
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Good catch Gene. I agree, the Gemini is not salty, classic nor bluewater capable, per se. It made my list because it's one of the few cats under $75k that I would consider as a long-term cruiser. Though I likely wouldn't make extended passages if the Gemini were my choice.

The Gemini definately stands-out from the others on my list and I probably shouldn't have included it for this thread.
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I would certainly add the Niagara 35 to your list. A couple and daughter just arrived back in BC on one after a four-year circumnavigation on one that went very well.
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Dreadnought 32

Did I see Tartans on that list or no

You may be able to find an old Formosa project boat .
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Thanks for the input guys. I've added several of your suggestions to my list.

Cam - It looks like the Contest 34 would be difficult to find in North America. I'm assuming it must have been built in Europe and not widely popular in the States. Nice looking boats though.
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Not to Hijack this thread, but it may be help to compose a list of blue water boats and post it as a sticky. It is a very common question (I know I am always wondering). Obiviously this list may be a bit subjective but I believe it could be very helpful.
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Not to Hijack this thread, but it may be help to compose a list of blue water boats and post it as a sticky. It is a very common question (I know I am always wondering). Obiviously this list may be a bit subjective but I believe it could be very helpful.
That might kill something of the value of the forum. Itís not so much the list itself as it is the thinking behind what should be on the list. That thinking changes over time depending on style and whatís available as a reasonable choice. As the boats age the list will also change.
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KW...yes the Contest is a Euro boat and not often seen here in that size. They are still very much in business and make superb boats in the 40' + range now but with the Euro, are way up there in price. Still...every now and then, one of the older ones turns up here. You can see all their older and smaller models through their site here:
http://www.contestyachts.com/_sitemf.html look under the "classics" menu.
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