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06-25-2011 01:10 AM
sailpower The owner of the boat that I was tracking and the second buyer actually financed the molds and their boats and a third were built by Seafarer.

It ended up being called a Hughes 48 and the rest were built by Hughes in Canada..

HUGHES 48 sailboat on sailboatdata.com.. More than 6000 sailboats, sailing yachts, dinghies and sailing craft listed.
06-24-2011 11:49 PM
mitiempo And the design is called?
06-24-2011 06:17 PM
landmineop Beautiful sailboat. Nice detective work !
06-24-2011 02:48 PM
sailpower Mystery solved!

This is an S&S design built in 1970. The first three were built by Seafarer and the remaining fifteen were built by Hughes in Canada. Iím told that the Hughes build quality may be somewhat suspect.

This particular boat is hull number one still owned by the original owner!

It is a 48í yawl named Bonnie.
06-14-2011 03:03 AM
mitiempo I thought of the Spencer as well but it's not.

Definitely from a good builder. Like Seguin or...
06-14-2011 02:56 AM
SloopJonB It's definitely not a Fraser - note the cabin top ends at the mast leaving a large flush foredeck - the Fraser cabin goes much further forward. It is definitely not a Swan either - they never built anything even close to that design.

My first thought was a Spencer 1330 but on closer inspection it ain't that either - I'm stumped.
06-14-2011 02:10 AM
mitiempo Maybe an early Hood. Do any of the Bristols have hull ports?

The cabin ports are perfectly sized for the cabin - and clean looking as well. The teak dorade boxes would only come from a quality builder. Maybe it is a custom boat?

Ketch rigged and obviously American - it has those "illegal in Canada" horseshoe buoys.
06-14-2011 02:06 AM
Faster Looks more like a big ol' Hood or Bristol to me....
06-14-2011 02:04 AM
mitiempo Maybe Bob might know?

Calling Bob Perry.
06-14-2011 01:51 AM
sailpower Maybe but what model?
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