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Money no object boat?

I'm new around here, so forgive me if this has been done before (and post a link, cause I couldn't find it in the search )

I thought this would be a fun hypothetical:

If money didn't matter, what boat would you buy? why?

a couple criteria I guess...

Can be sailed by a couple people (maybe you and your spouse/other)

Good for coastal shennanigans, but you wouldn't be afraid to hit the open water...maybe summer in the French Riviera (money is no object remember ) or circumnaviate (for all you adventures out there)

Doesn't have to be a permanent home...but comfortable for a couple months at a time
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Re: Money no object boat?

IPY 440 for me.
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A Bob Perry custom design around 40 feet, started from scratch. Probably cold-moulded and built by Jespersens in Sidney BC..but with a FG deck.
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IPY 440 for me.
cool boat, does it really have only a 5' draft?
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Either an AMEL or a Spirit 46 if I was posing then the Spirit would win but for serious cruising the AMEL would be the choice.

Would be a hard decision.
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a couple criteria I guess...
HEY! My fantasy, my money. You can't say what's your dream and then put parameters around it!

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Re: Money no object boat?

Even if I have plenty of cash, I still stick with a boat of 40 to 42 ft monohull. It is small enough to handle myself and big enough to have guests on board for a week or so stay.

Low key, mind my own business, doing the thing I like, and wondering around the world is what I look for.
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Re: Money no object boat?

My dream would be two boats. One to keep on the Chesapeake during the spring and summer months we're here and one to keep down south always ready to head offshore.

With two boats designed for the specific cruising area, I wouldn't have to compromise on either.
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