Van De Stadt Galapagos 50?

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  1. brixvold
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  2. waikikin
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    Maybe they forgot they deigned it;) or it's something else with a mullet extension & relabelled as an "model" Galapagos.
    Sometimes one offs get referred to after a more famous/successful designer also.

    Looks comfy though.

    Jeff.
     
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    Apparently Jacques Duvergie worked with Michel Bigoin on various designs including Pen Duick V.
     
  6. viking north
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    viking north VINLAND

    Brixvold--with that reverse transom it wouldn't be my choice for the following seas of the roarin fourties. Catch a good one and kiss that solid dodger goodby. From that substantial entrance way it looks like others also had similar thoughts. The sistership posted by Waikikin in post #4 would be more in line with what I would consider a better blue water craft with a more traditional transom and a superstructure aft that has following sea deflecting qualities, providing of course those ports are up to snuff.

    A yacht is not defined by the vessel but by the care and love of her owner----
     
  7. brixvold
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    Hey!

    Thank you all for the detailed responses.
    Apparently I have a lot to learn when it comes to mislabeling of boats, and what a proper stern entails :b


    I take it most of you would agree with a more classical approach to a bluewater vessel?
    Something like a steel Colin Archer?
    I'm debating cons and pros between a C.A. and something like a 90's Van de Stadt.
    So far my only concern with the C.A. would be the manoeuvrability.
     
  8. kapnD
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    Dittos to what Viking North said, and also too much glass area for heavy weather.
    I do like it though, looks very comfortable, especially on deck.
     

  9. triciarob
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    Caveats:

    You are being asked for (considerably) more money than you will get for scrap on a steel boat coming up for 10 yrs old.



    I have lost count of the idiots who are happy to drop $ 100,000 + to buy a boat on the say so of a"surveyor" who then tells them he has no insurance so tough **** but don't worry as we'll put it back on the books for 10% commission and while you're waiting can I introduce you to my girlfriends sister.

    So if you are serious about buying over here bring someone you can trust to know what they are talking about and can do a proper survey. The surveyor will love the holiday and at worst you lose a couple of grand you can put down to experience.

    Cheap considering the alternatives.

    Rob
     
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