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Most Beautiful Boat?

Discussion in 'Ask All Sailors' started by Simon Sexton, Jan 11, 2018 at 8:36 AM. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Simon Sexton

    Simon Sexton

    Joined Nov 1, 2017
    107 posts, 20 likes
    Catalina 25 Tall Rig
    Valiant US Cypress, Texas Watergate Marina, Kemah, TX
    Hey Everyone,

    So recently me and a few of my crew members at the Elissa were discussing which boat we thought was the most beautiful. Of course, we ended up agreeing to disagree, but I just thought it would be interesting to see what you all thought! My personal is the Pride of Baltimore II.
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  2. Ron20324

    Ron20324

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    5,802 posts, 421 likes
    Beneteau 323
    US Annapolis MD
    Thank you, Simon. We take pride in our boat. Once, when the Great Schooner Race was close to start time, The pride of Baltimore came toward us from under the Bay Bridge under full sail, with nary a wrinkle in the canvas. What a sight to behold! Of course, the 30 other schooners were eye candy, also. The Race start is the Thursday after Columbus Day, goes overnight to Norfolk, VA.
     


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  3. Simon Sexton

    Simon Sexton

    Joined Nov 1, 2017
    107 posts, 20 likes
    Catalina 25 Tall Rig
    Valiant US Cypress, Texas Watergate Marina, Kemah, TX
    Good Heavens! I should hope to catch that race start one year!
     


  4. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    7,732 posts, 1,454 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    Gotta drop another vote for the PoB. On our way on Kestrel to the Duluth MN Tall Ships Expo of 2016, she rocketed by us while beam reaching into port. Later I snapped this picture as we made our way to our guest slip. Beautiful boat.

    IMG_3333.jpg
     


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  5. pateco

    pateco

    Joined Aug 12, 2014
    1,506 posts, 259 likes
    Hunter 31 (1983)
    US Pompano Beach FL
  6. Simon Sexton

    Simon Sexton

    Joined Nov 1, 2017
    107 posts, 20 likes
    Catalina 25 Tall Rig
    Valiant US Cypress, Texas Watergate Marina, Kemah, TX
    Ahhh, yes, the Brig Niagara! She is beautiful!
     


  7. Simon Sexton

    Simon Sexton

    Joined Nov 1, 2017
    107 posts, 20 likes
    Catalina 25 Tall Rig
    Valiant US Cypress, Texas Watergate Marina, Kemah, TX


  8. pateco

    pateco

    Joined Aug 12, 2014
    1,506 posts, 259 likes
    Hunter 31 (1983)
    US Pompano Beach FL
    And built with modern materials and features using traditional techniques. I believe the one pictured was built in 2012.

    spirit-yachts-60DH-drawing-860x1125.jpg
     


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  9. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    7,732 posts, 1,454 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    Nope, thats the PoB 2
     


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  10. Simon Sexton

    Simon Sexton

    Joined Nov 1, 2017
    107 posts, 20 likes
    Catalina 25 Tall Rig
    Valiant US Cypress, Texas Watergate Marina, Kemah, TX
    Oh yeah you're right I misread the caption on the photo I've got, haha.
     


  11. Simon Sexton

    Simon Sexton

    Joined Nov 1, 2017
    107 posts, 20 likes
    Catalina 25 Tall Rig
    Valiant US Cypress, Texas Watergate Marina, Kemah, TX
    I want one...
     


  12. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    7,732 posts, 1,454 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    I has a friend that owned a Spirit. Regular sloop model. Says it was the wettest boat he'd ever owned.
     


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  13. oldlaxer1

    oldlaxer1

    Joined Dec 19, 2014
    48 posts, 13 likes
    Tartan 30
    US Baltimore
    We sail out of the Baltimore Harbor and the Pride is around quite a lot. They have a devious way of blasting their cannons right when we don't expect it. It surely gets your attention. We love to see her out under full sail. We were headed down to Annapolis in about a 15kt breeze and she was headed north up the bay. Absolutely gorgeous. (and moving at an amazing clip!)
     


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  14. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    3,744 posts, 852 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    One might argue that is part of their charm.
     


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  15. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    7,732 posts, 1,454 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    I thought you were going to try and make me prove it.
    PoB2 .jpg

    IMG_3325.jpg
     


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  16. py26129

    py26129

    Joined Oct 25, 2011
    493 posts, 50 likes
    Island Packet IP31
    CA Lake St. Louis, Montreal
    Pretty sure that's Ni
    I'm, pretty sure that's Niagara. If you look closely the shroud attachment to the hull is different on PoB.
    [​IMG]
     


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  17. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    7,732 posts, 1,454 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    Really? After all that?? ;^) I sailed farther down the line and grabbed the wrong first picture! You can see both in the latter shot!
     


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  18. py26129

    py26129

    Joined Oct 25, 2011
    493 posts, 50 likes
    Island Packet IP31
    CA Lake St. Louis, Montreal
    Here are two shots of Niagara from our trip down the St. Claire river in 2011.
    DSC_0682.JPG DSC_0680.JPG
     


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  19. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    7,732 posts, 1,454 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    No you guys are right.... In my haste I grabbed the wrong shot for my first pic. This is the one I wanted. You can see both boats in my shot in the post about yours.

    IMG_3326.jpg
     


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  20. py26129

    py26129

    Joined Oct 25, 2011
    493 posts, 50 likes
    Island Packet IP31
    CA Lake St. Louis, Montreal
    Both are beautiful boats and an awesome sight under sail :)
     


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