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If unlimited budget, what boat would you purchase?

Interesting question was posed on another web site.

If you had all had money in the world and were going to purchase a true ocean going yacht (but between 26''-44'') what would you buy?

I think I''d like to add that we assume a production boat and not custom made.
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If unlimited budget, what boat would you purchase?

And if I had all the money in the world I would probably have one custom made to my specifications ----

(But I would almost positively insist on a well made Carbon fiber spar and a full kevlar hull or with e-glass -- the more bullet proof the better.....Never know when you might hit a container floating in the middle of nowhere )

But if you are talking about "production Sailboats" Then I would narrow it down to a

Gozzard 41 For the traditionalist in me ---Though possibly too slow for me (http://www.gozzard.com/main/g41/g41_frameset.htm)

And you gotta like the Shannon 43 and with all the optional sail plan it affords . And I think I would really like a Centerboard boat. But I would have someone come up with a bullet-proof design to allow for quick and easy centerboard usage, that would cause no noise and could run into a reef and still cause no damage. (http://shannonyachts.com/43home.htm)

You could never leave out beautiful crafted boats like an Alden 43, Little Harbor or Hinckley 42-44 --- but because these boats are so beautiful they almost belong in a museum not on the open ocean (http://www.aldenyachts.com/new_sail/ay43.htm) (http://www.thehinckleyco.com/yachts/sw42.html)

And how can you forget those extremely well made and blue water ocean proven european classics like a Hallberg-Rassy 43 an Oyster 42 (http://www.hallberg-rassy.se/hr43/hr43.shtml)
(http://www.oystermarine.com/oyster42.html)

But personally....I don''t know what it is, but something draws me to a Hylas 46 (I know I know you said up to 44 feet But ......) --Maybe its just the way this boat is setup and the accomodations it would afford me.....and its still a very nice looking boat
http://www.hylasyachtsusa.com/46/index46.html

Not the most expensive and I''m sure there are others out there...
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If unlimited budget, what boat would you purchase?

My dream - money no object:
To return to my home port of Cape Town, and commision a Leopard 42 catamaran or Shearwater 39 - after thorough sea trails of each.
Then spend 3 to 6 months developing sailing skills in those beatiful and challenging waters, put together a crew of friends and a superb delivery skipper, and sail back to the USA with my future home.

We can but dream.
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If unlimited budget, what boat would you purchase?

Morris 42 without a doubt (since the rules preclude the Morris 46.)

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If unlimited budget, what boat would you purchase?

At the low end of the rules a MacGregor 26 with water ballast for me.
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If unlimited budget, what boat would you purchase?

Well it is a tad over 44 feet but the Comet 65 Sport by Comar Yachts had me drooling so hard I thought I would dehydrate.

Check it out on www.comaryachts.com

Man those italians design pretty nice looking toys!

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If unlimited budget, what boat would you purchase?

Denr,

That Mac 26 will look nice parked next to your trailer. I hope you mean the one that is a powerboat with a mast. Very functional, if a bit unstable with a large beer drinking crowd onboard.

Of course, you asked a similar question yourself sometime ago.....about what boat we would buy for under a million I think it was. But I knew you had evil intent on that one. Sorry to report I''m still in my Morris Yacht rut. Boring, I know.
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If unlimited budget, what boat would you purchase?

I would choose a Swan.
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hey hamian you looka like a man.
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If unlimited budget, what boat would you purchase?

NorSea 27, Pacific Seacraft 37, Gozzard 37-41
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