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To much Euro styling - like the master of Euro did with Fjord boats.
White or blue hulls, 21º bow entry to a square stern with a slight tumble home - like the classicBertram 31 or theFortier 26. Those are nice boats. These over styled fiberglass behemoths just don't do it for me. If you are going to go big, go Hatteras.
I apologise in advance - I'm feeling particularly contrarian this week for some reason. :>)
Well, yes - they are cool looking and probably perform well. Two years ago, I took an opportunity to take a Fjord 30 out for a spin outside of Glouscester Harbor - I'll admit it, I was impressed by the way it handled, the over all speed and it was built to be a boat kept in Bristol condition - form was ok, fit was perfect and it functioned like a picnic boat.
I'm not a big fan of Euro style boats. To me, a boat should be able to function in any environment and under any conditions. These "fashionista" type boats, while looking good, don't belong in that category - they are toys and while one could make the case that unless you are in the shipping or fishing industries any boat is a "toy", some are more toy than others.
Thinking about it a little thing morning, older salon boats or the custom made Hacker salon/picnic boats were a lot like these Euro boats. A really nice collection of these American made boats are at the Antique Boat Museum text near Alexandria Bay, New York. So it's not like these kinds of boats haven't been built before.
Oh, I think I'll stop here - I can talk boats all day long. :>)