As probably you are going to find that "good old boat" on the used market, I think you will find this list interesting:
Atom Voyages | Voyages Aboard the Sailboat Atom -* Good Old Boats List - choosing a* small voyaging sailboat
I all ready have that list on my desk top
I'm never gonna buy a cape george cutter, their simply too costy...It would be the same thing to have a Vancouver build, just too costy for me.
Can you explain why e.g. An Elan 350 ore one with a more stylish finish would not be your choice? What makes the old boats so appealing?
Edit: I dont care if it's stylish or not, I want a practical sailboat.
I don't know... Some man really like wooden boat and can't imagine having a fiber glass one. Same thing for me, I like full keels with low beam, low freeboard,low center of gavtity, and a good V-hull shape.I just don't like those super beamy sailboats with flats under water hull that are pounding when you go up wind.
Now I know that that makes the boat slower, more tender, harder to reverse and they have less storage space, but for me thats not important. I want a boat that feel solid and that is made to take the sea, some thing heavy, not some thing that is made to be as light as possible.
I didn't post this to bash down modern sailboat, I know that they are the norm and that older design are the minority... I simply ask if there was any new old style sailboat being made.
I now that modern sailbat can be fun, I sailed a Gomen express 20 once ( modern for me
) and it was a real blast. But for what I want to do, I want an older design.