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videorov 03-15-2012 11:51 PM

Who makes good aluminum sailboats, looking for some used ones 40 to 50ft range
 
Looking for model names and companies over the years that make good
solid aluminum sailboat designs.
Ones I should be looking at on the used market.
Looking for something in the 40 to 50ft range.

TQA 03-16-2012 11:40 AM

Re: Who makes good aluminum sailboats, looking for some used ones 40 to 50ft range
 
The French. Try looking in Martinique or Guadeloupe.

eg CLICKY

bobmcgov 03-16-2012 11:47 AM

Re: Who makes good aluminum sailboats, looking for some used ones 40 to 50ft range
 
Hard to beat Royal Huisman.

1972 Royal Huisman S&S 48 Reduced sailboat for sale in Outside United States

HUISMAN KETCH sailing yacht for sale | De Valk Yacht broker - Jachtmakelaar

Famous Royal Huisman 50' yacht SPIRIT OF DELFT

These days they just build megayachts, like Athena and Meteor. But there are some really nice, smaller designs on the used market. Many executed in aluminum, which is not a material most builders seem comfortable in. I've seen alu R-Hs as small as 33'.

The French do a lot with aluminum. Might look into French yards. It has historically been a custom-boat niche market.

curtcee 03-16-2012 11:54 AM

Re: Who makes good aluminum sailboats, looking for some used ones 40 to 50ft range
 
Why hasn't anyone mentioned Ovni?

Curtis

Faster 03-16-2012 12:14 PM

Re: Who makes good aluminum sailboats, looking for some used ones 40 to 50ft range
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by curtcee (Post 846429)
Why hasn't anyone mentioned Ovni?

Curtis

You beat me to it!!:) Always see lots of these in the Eastern Caribbean..

Ovni 395 Sailboat Review | Cruising World

paulk 03-16-2012 09:19 PM

Re: Who makes good aluminum sailboats, looking for some used ones 40 to 50ft range
 
Beyond those already mentioned, Van de Stat (Dutch) has a good reputation. In the U.S., Derecktor has also built a reasonable number of good-looking aluminum hulls.

svmaclas 11-03-2013 08:08 PM

Re: Who makes good aluminum sailboats, looking for some used ones 40 to 50ft range
 
A little late to this conversation but we are selling one! John Simpson designed built by Sinek Yachts. You can view it at aluminumsailboat.wordpress.com Thanks!


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