Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: New York, NY
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followed the forums for many years but this is the first time that i post to ask for your help. I am about to change boat. I now i have a j boat. I raced her for the first two years and for the last four i have cruised her extensively in the north east. I am a good sailor and racer and i achieved some good results in my sailing career. Although, still pretty young, now it is time for me to get a cruising boat that i can sail with some level of comfort with my wife (and occasional one or two friends for a weekend). I am not interested in a modern production boat. I don't like the way they look inside and outside. After cruising for four years on a sprit boat, i am happy to exchange speed (even a big chunk of it) for some comfort and seakind motion. I am interested in a fiberglass boat with lots of wood on deck (obviously, i am aware of the extensive work to maintain it). i like old fashioned, yachty, herreshoff-style interiors. I like classic , balanced lines. And great built quality, in he hull and the cabinetry inside.
I am narrowing down to Bermuda 40 and Morris Justine. I like the size of the Justine but i am in love with the look of the B40.
I would like to get your opinion and experience. Maybe new suggestions. and i would love to get in touch with owners of the above mentioned boats and listen to their insights.