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  1. AMG

    AMG YF Moderator

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    Taouey is one of my favorites too, and on another scale; Jessica, now Adix.
    I also invite you to take a look into the Designers forum where I have added a 180´Ketch to dream of... :)
  2. Antonio Torres

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    Borkumriff III, now Lethantia

    Lethantia, former Borkumriff III is one of my favorites

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    Rebecca

    Another beautiful ketch yacht: Rebecca

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    Signe

    Bruce King design: Signe

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  5. Antonio Torres

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    Salperton

    Salperton, full sails

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  6. YachtForums

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    Good Lord... Salperton's got a sheet for every cleat! Great pics Antonio. :)
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    Hetairos

    Another Bruce King design: Hetairos

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    Antonisa

    Antonisa is also a Bruce King design

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  9. AMG

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    Jessica/Adix

    Hard to beat this beauty, isn´t it?

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    Jessica/Adix beauty

    Yes,

    Adix is a very beautiful modern classic yacht.
    I have difficulties to find Adix photos in the web. Do you have more photos or do you know where to find it?
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    AMG YF Moderator

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  12. YachtForums

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    Another Perini spotted at the Port of Palm Beach.

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    African Queen

    African Queen - Vitters Shipyard, Dubois design

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    Alejandra

    Alejandra - Bruce King design, builder Mefasa

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    Borkumriff IV

    Borkumriff IV
    Royal Huisman shipyard
    Naval architecture John G Alden/Gerard Dijkstra

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    Felicita West

    Felicita West - Perini Navi shipyard - design Ron Holland

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    Nariida

    Nariida - Wally Yachts

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    Dark Shadow

    Dark Shadow - Wally Yachts

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  19. YachtForums

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    VERY nice additions Antonio!

    The diversity in designs showcased here really gives you a greater appreciation of these works of art, not only for their beauty, but for the engineering involved and the skill required to sail them.

    I'm ashamed that my time spent onboard sailboats is limited. My only sailboat was a 14' Hobie Cat, that I kept on the beach in Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida. I was 15 years old at the time and my interest moved to cars and girls when I got my driver's license shortly thereafter.

    In reflecting on that period, I should remember things like... the first time I flew the cat on one sponson, or days when the wind was calm and I laid on the trampoline without a care in the world. Unfortunately, the things I DO recall were... dragging that darn thing up the beach after a long day of sailing! :rolleyes:

    Whatever you wanna call 'em... blow-boats, wind-chasers, sheet-ships or boom-boats... you gotta love 'em!
  20. AMG

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    Swan 651/13

    My offshore sailing experience comes mainly from this extended Swan 651, 72 feet long. I sailed her when new in the mid eighties and she was considered a big boat then. All sails with hydraulic furling, Rondal for the fore sails and Reckman for the main in-mast furling. No problems to set and reef sails singlehanded.
    Longest trip was Grand Canaria-Madeira-The Azores-Hamble-Kiel-Stockholm, a five week experience.
    Today the boat is chartering in the Baltic and in the Caribbean. Maybe you have seen her, the name is Sway :)

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