Preview: The Three Boats I Lust After (and Why) – The Herreshoff Buzzards Bay 25, Herreshoff 12.5 & Whio

July 31, 2012

LinAndLarry Pardey

I’ve had the good fortune to sail on dozens of different boats over the years ranging from 140 foot schooners to lightweight flyers; from sluggish heavy overloaded live-aboard cruisers to open race boats. This was because we did deliveries, raced with friends, and accepted almost every invite to sail on other peoples’ boat. That’s been enough to convince me that the two yachts Larry and I built and then used for voyaging were almost perfect for us: ultimately seaworthy, very maneuverable under sail in tight quarters, amazingly quick in light airs, simple to maintain, and affordable. But three other boats that have caught my eye are all appropriate for far different reasons.

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