Guys, I don't want to give you the idea that I don't like "Classic" boats, cause that would not be true
I like them a lot, but for Classic's I don't mean a design made 30 years ago and still in production. I mean modern boats (Modern hull, fin bulbed keel, modern rig) that take as inspiration Classical lines.
I have already posted about the Morris, that is more a day sailer than a real cruising boat, but there are some European boats that are really ocean going cruising boats, not many, but several.
From those there is one that I love very much, so much that probably I would consider having one if they were not so expensive. Surprised? I am serious; It is a fast boat and it has a very comfortable sea motion...and it is incredibly beautiful, with one of the best interiors you can find in any boat. Every-time I see one one a Boat show I don't resist to go inside, seat a while and dream I am a rich guy
. Unfortunately all these modern classics are expensive, ant that the reason I don't consider them as an option.
The builder is also the designer and a very experienced sailor. It is a very nice guy that really has a passion for its boats. I have discussed them with him several times, with great pleasure.
Of course, because the boat is narrow, the interior space is more the size of a 38ft boat than the one of a 42ft. But with that quality who needs more? And the boat even have a separated (from the head) shower room.
I am talking about the Faurby 424. Have a look and tell me what you think: