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Best Looking Sailboat?

Ok, there are lots of threads floating around about the "best" cruiser, the "best" racer, etc. In your humble opinion, what is the best looking production sailboat? I'm partial to the Pearson Triton and Vanguard, and the Allied Seabreeze. The last time I was in the market to buy a boat, I was looking at an Oday Tempest; I didn't make an offer (she was a mess), but the Admiral had expressed her displeasure by noting that it "looked like Popeye's boat." Exactly. Its winter, so dare to dream.
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Ok, so if I dare to dream...how about a Hinckley DS42. I don't know if you would consider it a production boat, but it sure is pretty.
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Works for me. I was on one of those at a boat show and couldn't stop drooling. btw, your photo reminds of a skipper, brave and sure I once knew. Is that expression on your face the result of seeing the Hinckley price tag?
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Most happy boat owners would quickly answer "mine" to your question
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Any PSC, but inparticular, the 37 is awlful pretty



Oh and I would have said mine, but it's been out of production for 30 yrs
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Hinckley Bermuda 40...a yawl of course.

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Resdog, my thoughts "almost" exactly. It would certainly include "classic" lines. Here goes: Spirit 54. Don't know how to attach photos so here's a link:
http://www.spirityachts.com/sy-54_gallery.htm
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Any PSC, but inparticular, the 37 is awlful pretty



Oh and I would have said mine, but it's been out of production for 30 yrs
By "production" sailboat, I meant to include all boats other than custom one-offs. None of my three favorites listed have been made since the late 60's.

PSC 37? Is that Pacific Seacraft?

Never saw the Spirit boats before. They look classic above the waterline, but below they look very up to date. The deck and interior look stunning as well. I posted this thread just to get info on boats just like that. Thanks.
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I second PoopDeckPappy's thoughts...PSC makes some very beautiful boats.

For example, the Flicka! It may not be THE BEST looking, but's darn cute!

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Never saw the Spirit boats before. They look classic above the waterline, but below they look very up to date. The deck and interior look stunning as well. I posted this thread just to get info on boats just like that. Thanks.
The boat is also featured in the new Bond movie. I only included it as price was not mentioned as a criteria, only "prettiest boat". A little too much wood below for my taste but the craftsmanship is nothing short of stunning (I love it, but it can get really dark fast).
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