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09-23-2014 11:48 PM
NICHOLSON58
Re: Updated Offshore Cruising Boat List - January 2008

I searched the thread for Heritage One-Ton (Morgan designed 37'-9"). I feel this is a good candidate for the list. Older IOR design. I spent many years racing this one & in some pretty bad weather. We pushed it hard. It proved to be quite durable.
09-22-2014 04:43 AM
SHAO
Re: Updated Offshore Cruising Boat List - January 2008

Can't understand how a Yamaha 33' could be on this list, but not certain vintage Jeanneau models, like the Gin Fizz 37' and Sunrise 34/35'. All these boats would need some outfitting/beefing up; having just looked at a Yamaha 33 (though it's been sailed at length offshore) it's pretty marginal. Much prefer these Jeanneau's to it (for solo/short-handed sailing). Laura Dekker circumnavigated her Gin Fizz at age 15 and Alain Maignan circumnavigated his 1980s Sunrise with minimal upgrade budget (2006-07) and is preparing to circumnavigate the 'wrong way round,' next year, in the same boat. Here's an article in French on Alain, translated to English:

Alain Maignan, a world tour like no other
Thursday, October 11, 2012
bit.ly/1qlUL74
03-16-2014 12:29 PM
xxuxx
Re: Updated Offshore Cruising Boat List - January 2008

IMHO and after 200,000 delivery miles, any production vessel can do trans-oceanic crossings without hull failure. Having said that, any production vessel can fail!! In most instances this failure is with the standing rigging or the rudder/rudder post.
I delivered an Oyster 5 years ago, beautiful, expensive vessel. Encountered gale force winds and had standing rig failure.

This list really doesn't mean a hill of beans. Buy a vessel, inspect and repair it, outfit it to offshore specifications, like the Caribe 1500 standard and enjoy the sea. Go adventure sailing, my friends!! "And bring Dos Equis"
03-16-2014 12:20 PM
xxuxx
Re: Updated Offshore Cruising Boat List - January 2008

Quote:
Originally Posted by JimAndTricia View Post
What, no Kelly-Peterson 46? Does that mean I have to go out and sell mine now?
NO! Don'y sell it.....Burn it!!
03-16-2014 04:50 AM
chall03
Re: Updated Offshore Cruising Boat List - January 2008

BUMP.

The list has again been updated on the Mahina site. January 2014.
03-05-2014 01:21 AM
Regors
Re: Updated Offshore Cruising Boat List - January 2008

The PDQ = Antares Catamarans , www dot liveantares dot com
07-30-2013 09:22 PM
PEISailor
Re: Updated Offshore Cruising Boat List - January 2008

An updated list, as of January 2013, of Mahina.com's "Boats to Consider for Offshore Cruising" can be found on the site about 2/3 the way down their page titled "Selecting a Boat for Offshore Cruising".
03-31-2013 08:30 PM
chall03
Re: Updated Offshore Cruising Boat List - January 2008

This list has again been updated on the Mahina Site.( Jan 2013).

Jimandtricia- Not sure what he has against your boat, the KP44 is also not on the list but has been acknowledged in this thread( and personally endorsed by our own Jeff H as being a good choice for cruising).

I know of of two KP-46's doing some pretty successful bluewater cruising.
03-03-2013 10:33 PM
JimAndTricia
Re: Updated Offshore Cruising Boat List - January 2008

What, no Kelly-Peterson 46? Does that mean I have to go out and sell mine now?
01-31-2013 02:36 PM
Sailor 1842
Re: Updated Offshore Cruising Boat List - January 2008

The following boats should be added which are all variations on the Whitby 42 designed by Ted Brewer:

Brewer 12.8 - Redesign of Whitby 42 by Ted Brewer and built by Fort Myers Yacht & Shipbuilding. Changes included Cutter rig instead of ketch rig, combination keel centerboard instead of full keel, slightly different dimensions. These boats were commissioned by a group from the Knickerbocker Yacht Club, LI for the express purpose of sailing in the Bahamas.

Whitby 55 - This was an extended version of the Whitby 42 built by Whitby Boatworks, ON, CAN. There were only a small number built.

Brewer 42 - This boat is listed as CAN in your list. This is incorrect, it was built in the US by Ft. Meyers but is the same design as the Whitby 42 built by Whitby Boatworks.

Brewer 44 - This is another redesign of the Whitby 42 by Ted Brewer and built by Ft. Meyers, not Whitby Boatworks. 2' were added to the LOA which incorporated a sugar scoop transom, a fin keel with skeg-hung rudder, and some boats were rigged as Cutters while others as ketches. The additional 2' allowed for a larger owner's aft stateroom.
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