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BlueWaterMD 04-19-2007 07:58 PM

12 Best Yachts
With recent talk of Morgan Freeman sailing a Shannon 43, I was browsing Shannon's website and saw a quote where he said his boat is one of the 12 best built yachts in the world. Assuming the list is limited to sailboats only which are currently in production, and excluding one of a kind customs, what boats would you say would make this list. This is my list, not in any order. A few I am not sure if they should really be on the list, but I couldn't come up with anything else. I would like to hear what you all think!

1. Shannon
2. Morris
3. Sam L Morse (bristol channel cutter)
4. Pacific Seacraft
5. Hinkley
6. Alden (Alden 43 is my dream boat... If I ever win the lotto!)
7. Hallberg-Rassey
8. Hylas
9. Oyster
10. Nautor's Swan
11. ???
12. Hunter :eek:

btrayfors 04-19-2007 08:19 PM

Cabo Rico

... and, literally, dozens of others before you get to Hunter :-)

BlueWaterMD 04-19-2007 08:31 PM

Yeah, I was joking with the last one!

T34C 04-19-2007 09:06 PM

Palmer Johnson (Building or getting ready to start building sailboats again)

Jotun 04-19-2007 09:09 PM

Based on looks and hearsay alone, I would also include the Cabo Ricos and Tayanas.

Giulietta 04-19-2007 09:43 PM

This is like asking who is the best looking woman....

To me its my wife, and my boat is by far the number 1!!!

It all depends on who is looking, what it's purpose is, where you will use...its all subjective...

But please..Nautor in 10th??? That's heresy...

camaraderie 04-19-2007 10:07 PM

Passport has to be near the top.

sailingdog 04-19-2007 10:10 PM

I'd include Gunboat on that list... :D

bestfriend 04-19-2007 10:56 PM


Oh, and this one, does anyone know what kind of boat this is? It was so amazing that it had to be kept in the tent at "strictly sail". Maybe it doesn't like to get wet?

blt2ski 04-19-2007 10:57 PM

Frenc Mate, "did I spell that right?", wrote a vol 1, and 2 books called the worlds best boats or something to that nature. They were not listed in order in the books, but alphbetical so as to not injure the manufacture. IIRC Benateau was listed. Obviously not a high end boat, but none the less, had some things about the manufacture process etc that he liked. he went to many manufactures and wrote about the best 20 or so in ea book.

I have vol 1 at home, so I can not say whom is in that book off the top of my head. The original list is good except for Hunter! Cabo and Malo were in the book IIC also. Valient was not! Nor was Gunboat.


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