The Three Boats I Lust After (and Why)

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January 1, 2012

Walt Ansel

After 35 years of using a great variety of boats I’ve come to value their utility as much as their aesthetics. I feel boats should be used for their intended purposes because they are vessels for our dreams: escape vehicles from the shorebound life. The three I would choose are: 1) a trailer able beach cruiser for expeditions, 2) a workboat-inspired coastal power cruiser and 3) a deepwater sailing/voyaging vessel. The boats I’ve picked are unusual. They are not well known classic beauties, but designs created by very experienced mariners—thinking men who tried and tested their ideas. I feel they…

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