Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: New England USA
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If unlimited budget, what boat would you purchase?
Stretch a bit in size and go for a S&S designed Swan 47. Ever read "Force 10 at Fastnet" by John Rousmaniere? I spent many 1,000''s of miles sailing on "Toscana", including doing the original commisionning and shakedown sails in ''76, Bermuda Race, Annapolis to Newport etc.
While many of the other boats during the Fastnet were flowndering, "Toscana" was powering along under reefs and storm ''chute.
We had a nickname for her..."Flying Furniture" A yacht in the truest sense of the word, and seaworthy in the extreme.
In my opinion, the ultimate sailboat.