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Le Comte? Le Comte 35 ALC

Seems to be a French boat, but I've heard nothing about them - either the build quality or how they sail. Has anyone got any experience with them?

They look like an interesting older boat from the few pictures I have seen...

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The boat in question is a Lecompte Medalist which was a 32 foot William Tripp design from the 1960's. Dolf LeCompte lived in the US and imported boats from the Netherlands which is where the Medalist was built. The medalist was a slightly detuned but more luxuriously upgraded version of the earlier Tripp designed Galaxy 32, which has always struck me as one of the best boats of that era.

LeComptes were extremely well built boats and which were built to an extremely high specification for that era. The Medalists had beautiful interiors that were quite large due to the raised deck but which seemed dark due to the use of Mahogany bulkheads and appointments and the relatively lack of portlights. As built they well exceeded Tripps design weight and so performance was lack luster even for that era. They sailed well and had more comfortable motion than most CCA era designs.That said the extended transom could really hurt motion comfort in terms of increasing pitching motion

This particular boat has clearly had its transom extended at some point in its lifespan (probably to improve its rating during the IOR era judging by the shape of the transom.


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