I have my eye on a certain 1986 43 ft. Hans Christian. She is a beautiful ship - and in all respects she is the boat of my dreams:
Now, there are those that will disparage a heavy displacement boat - and argue for a faster, lighter, boat. Fine I say...but I have been at sea in conditions that taught me to value the benefits of a full keel, heavy displacement, boat. Aye, and she is a salty looking lass, with graceful and yet powerful lines. She says "home" to me in ways that cannot be explained. She is the epitome of my vision of a "magic carpet".
There are distant lands to be explored, seas to be crossed, mountains to be climbed, and friends waiting that are as yet unmet.