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40-45' LOA
No wood topsides.
All glass construction.
large aft cabin (good sized V-Berth)
Center cockpit or pilothouse.
Sloop or Cutter
Roller reefing jibs.
Boom or mast reefing main.
Single hand capable.
Liveaboard capable (storage, electrics, etc)
Radar
Autopilot
GPS
Radar
The only wood is inside the boat.
Davits and dingy good enough for 3 adults.
Around 140K max (used ok)
Moored at a nice liveaboard slip in Lake Union, Seattle

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The Hammerhead looks like a great tri. I've always liked Chris White's Atlantic cat design. Chris White Designs Multihull Sailboats High Performance Cruising Yachts - Catamaran and Trimaran
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Roller reefing all sails?
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Boat for surviving this scenario?

I would commandeer a carrier group and assert dominion over much of Texas. Texas has everything required to be completely independent.

With the esteem gained by my new found notoriety, I would then proceed to commandeer the finest of the surviving girls of South Beach, Southern California, and of course Texas.

The I would seek to re-populate the planet.

Have fun fishing and hunting and raiding and what-have-you. Just stay away from my fiefdom in Texas.
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I can see why someone in Denver would want Texas - it has a coast.
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For many who like Aluminum, there is a well traveled and documented boat.

S/V Hawk

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Hawk is a Samoa 47, as you had said, a Van De Stadt design.

VAN DE STADT 47 "SAMOA" / 48 "TASMAN" (NO. 426/429)

Dutch designers are among the best, designing aluminum boats.

We have already posted a Dick Zall model, a Van De Stadt and it's unfair not to mention the other big one: Koopmans (father and son). And for the ones that think that aluminum boats are a little bit on the rough side of aesthetics, there are a beautiful one for sale in the US. A classical one:

2001 Koopmans North-Star 43 centerboard Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

And a 47, just out of the shipyard:

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I've looked at the Koopmans on Yachtworld before. It looks flawless. But I like bare aluminum - lighter, less expensive, and the first scratch doesn't hurt. I like Beth and Evan's Hawk as well - a practical go anywhere boat.
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Roller reefing all sails?
well, I mean boom or mast reefing for the main.

I'll correct the post, thanks.
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Here's a photo of a Chris White-designed Hammerhead 54, which has long been one of my favorites as well.



If you don't know, he also designed a Hammerhead 34, which is a pretty nice and much more affordable boat. The H34 is only about $120,000 new as a semi-custom built boat.
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Came accross this thread and while old found it interesting and thought I would throw my two cents in as well
My perfect boat "tongue in cheek"

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