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Paul Pless
12-14-2012, 07:33 PM
http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/attachments/boat-design/19919d1207188804-can-anyone-find-more-beautiful-boat-antigua_4_lrg.jpg

Paul Pless
12-14-2012, 07:42 PM
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lsoath1wOW1qh5b2co1_1280.jpg

Phillip Allen
12-14-2012, 07:48 PM
Norman and I are on the same page for once

Paul Pless
12-14-2012, 07:53 PM
Norman and I are on the same page for oncecontemptuously?

jsjpd1
12-14-2012, 08:28 PM
Nah, Could never have one, I might spill my beer.

Bruce Taylor
12-14-2012, 08:45 PM
no utility other than exciting daysailing.

That's a bit unfair, I think.


[The] interior provides delightful accommodation for up to five people. A Vee berth cabin forward is separated from the saloon by a full width heads compartment, whilst in the saloon, amidst the beautiful panelling, the seat backs fold up to provide two very comfortable wide settee berths. The galley contains all that is necessary to feed a hungry crew and the sleeping arrangements are completed by a generous pilot berth aft of the navigation table with its full complement of equipment.

http://www.sandemanyachtcompany.co.uk/uploads/400/11Saloonoverview.jpg

http://www.sandemanyachtcompany.co.uk/uploads/400/12Galley.JPG

Rich Jones
12-14-2012, 08:47 PM
My definition of 'rich'... Enough money to own a big beautiful sailboat that has no utility other than exciting daysailing.

I spent 30 years daysailing on Long Island Sound, N.Y. I like to sleep in my own bed at night, away from the water. No real interest in cruising. To own a daysailer like that would have been a dream come true.

Edited after post#9 popped up while I was writing mine: That ain't no daysailer! More of a weekender.

mariner2k
12-14-2012, 08:50 PM
wow

Bruce Taylor
12-14-2012, 08:55 PM
Hey, I'm not saying it's a first choice for a coastal cruiser...just that it can be used for something besides daysailing. :)

You should post some boat porn, Norman. (I should too, come to think of it).

LeeG
12-14-2012, 09:02 PM
I approve!

Phillip Allen
12-14-2012, 09:58 PM
That's a bit unfair, I think.



http://www.sandemanyachtcompany.co.uk/uploads/400/11Saloonoverview.jpg

http://www.sandemanyachtcompany.co.uk/uploads/400/12Galley.JPG

a clean interior is an unused interior

Bruce Taylor
12-14-2012, 10:15 PM
a clean interior is an unused interior

The pic is from the designer/builder's site, so it probably hadn't been used at all when that picture was taken. Not that it's any concern of mine what the owner does with her.

Phillip Allen
12-14-2012, 10:39 PM
The pic is from the designer/builder's site, so it probably hadn't been used at all when that picture was taken. Not that it's any concern of mine what the owner does with her.

just backing up Norman's comment

bamamick
12-15-2012, 11:34 AM
That is a truly beautiful boat. I normally poo-poo these new designs that cost a half-million dollars when there are so many lovely metre and square metre boats out there that need new homes, but that boat is very lovely.

Mickey Lake

bamamick
12-15-2012, 11:47 AM
I imagine that it'll most get used as a place to store wet sails and gear. Those things (nicely finished interiors) are great for selling the boat to the wife (I am sorry if that sounds sexist), but for the most part go unused.

Mickey Lake

John B
12-15-2012, 01:59 PM
We managed to go coastal cruising for over 20 years in a boat much smaller than that Spirit. more than 1/2 of that with kids.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd48/Waione_photos/waione/fdf32344.jpg

Our friends all had big boats from the 70's. A Pelin 32 and a Davidson 28 for example.

Bruce Taylor
12-15-2012, 05:12 PM
Who took that picture, John? And where were they standing? :ycool:

L.W. Baxter
12-15-2012, 08:22 PM
Very clever of them to paint the hull burgundy to save on fenders!

purri
12-16-2012, 12:08 AM
My first was a sailing class dinghy (VJ) of 12 feet. Our real one and only since 86 is a 28 footer of 2 1/4 long tons with a vee berth convertible to a double. The cockpit P&S seats at 7'6" each can sleep another 2 at anchor. We do not want for comfort, water, refrigeration and stores capacity for up to a week at a time.

The vessel shown in this thread would be a gross extravance for us. (but very nice!)

John B
12-16-2012, 04:47 AM
Who took that picture, John? And where were they standing? :ycool:
Terry Fong AFA photography Bruce. From a Robinson in 35-40 knots flown by an American man who did his'training' in SE asia.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd48/Waione_photos/waione/B84111.jpg
it was all quite dramatic, the helicopter felt very close.

John Meachen
12-16-2012, 04:31 PM
Call me a heretic if you must,but I have never found the aesthetics of the Spirit range to be "right".The overhangs are mismatched and no amount of nice joinery compensates.