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I'll second on the Morris 45.
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I was at the Sailboat show this year and was most impressed with Hinkley. Don't they have something in this size? Do they sail as nice as they look?

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Unlimited funds and a Blue Water boat about 42 feet in length? The first two I look at are:

The Gozzard 41



and the Island Packet 370

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What is the BEST Blue Water Sailing Boat out there (around 42')
Just want to get a few ideas!
The Spirit 56 - because hull length isn't the whole story.

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I would think...

the Valiant 40 or 42, its my understanding that more Valiant have circumnavigated than any other???
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One that someone else has already paid to get set up then died or gotten divorced and is forced to take a bath on, or a Sceptre 41 PH
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Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

How sweet...this thread became, (as I expected), a "HUG AN OLD SHOE" thread....

How sweet.....

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While bluewater sailing involves much more than just the boat (ie ability of the crew), there are boats that are definitely more up to the task than others. What boats do you consider true bluewater boats that aren't an "old shoe?" I can think of only a few. Swan, Najad, and Oyster come to mind. Anything else? Personally I am, and always will be, a fan of the old shoe. But, I am still curious as to what other options are out there.
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Blue..

ahhh I am just teasing the guys...really..don't worry..just joking around.

But you have MUCH BETTER and really nice boats out there, that can really take a pounding (as your old shoe does), and still out sail and outperform any old shoe...

Boats like the Hallberg Rassy, the Sweden Yachts, the Malo, Camper & Nicholson, The Amel Maramu (sorry yukk ugly), the OLD Wauquiez centurion, the Moody, certain Van De stadt, the pre- 2000 Gib'Sea, etc...

personally, and mostly because of what and where I sailed all my life, the aesthetics of boats like the Valiant, the Gozzards, Cabo Ricos etc. never appealed to me, but as they say, to each his own..

It's just that some have this preconcieved idea, that to go Blue water, you really need an old shoe ..and that is (in my opinion)as far from the truth as I don't know what..but..it's a common idea here among many...

There are so much better boats out there for that than the Old shoe, you couldn't imagine..boats that can really make a passage much faster and better...boats made to sail, yet HD and strurdy..just with better sailing abilities.

But this being an American site, mostly populated by US friends...I understant the tendency and passion for those

But off course, I respect their choices and preferences...altough some don't respect mine...but that's another story

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