Not quite sure what point you are trying to make about the draft, but it sounds exactly the same as what I posted.
You have said "shoal draft of 8'8" (deep draft 9'10")"
If you look at the boat specifications:
All the Facts
You will see that 9.68ft is the deep draft but that 8.69ft (8'8") is not the shoal draft but the standard draft
. Here normally racer/cruisers are offered in three versions, a deep draft, normally used by the ones that race the boat, a standard draft, used by the ones that don't have a particular problem in their cruising areas and a shoal draft, for the ones that want the minimum draft.
What I have said is that they had advertised the standard and deep draft, but not yet the shoal draft. Clear now
Also, you may want to reconsider your broad use of the word "ugly". Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and finding two sailors agreeing on the aesthetics of a particular vessel will be hard, just as finding two guys agreeing on the looks of a girl. You would never call the other guys wife ugly, just because she doesn't fit your mold, would you?
Well, then again, maybe you would.....
Well, I would politely pretend to agree with you if it was your boat, but as an Art teacher I cannot agree with you. Certainly beauty can be served in many shapes and styles and most will be able to appreciate only one kind but that is not my case, by profession. Even if there is some latitude in what regards to appreciate beauty, beauty is not a relative thing otherwise we could not differentiated ugliness from beauty. And it is not also a personal thing because we can agree in what is a beautiful women, a beautiful boat or a beautiful scenery.
Regarding the old fashioned Halberg Rassy transom, compare it with the one of its main rival, the boat that in my opinion influenced the direction of Halberg-Rassy traditional design and for the better.
I am talking about a badly designed but
and there is no other way of saying that, or maybe: