What are your mythical boats? You have gone wild!


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In an article we brought you a few days ago, we chose 100 boats of all types and sizes that have made sailing history and still thrill today, accompanied by the rationale for our choice.

Schermata-2015-03-16-a-18.17.28-169x300We predicted an avalanche of comments along the lines of “you forgot this one!” and indeed we did, after all, 100 boats are very few compared to the immense number of boats that have seen the light of day in the diverse world of boating! Below are the boats reported by you: please continue to point us to your favorite “Mythical Boat” with a comment, we are sure there are still some missing. We will publish your choices in upcoming issues of the Sailing Journal!


ecume de merECUME DE MER

The progenitor project of all Finots, his dissertation: ECUME DE MER from which he derived the COMET family. (Francis Petrosillo)



What about the schooner America? You know the one from the famous cup……. (Gianfranco Milone)

Beautiful!!! I would say you can’t forget the series of old Centurion Wauquiez, the Pretorien and the beautiful Franchini 45 Atlantis, progenitor of the sailmotor with saloon deck!(Martino Poggiali)

Definitely great boats ! But the Plover that represented a chance to enter the boating world for so many is missing.(Andrea Balbi)

oceanis 411OCEANIS 411
Missing is the Oceanis 411 , the best-selling Beneteau model of all time . 1,500 examples. (

flying juniorFLYING JUNIOR.
…. The FJ Galetti is missing, my favorite the GS39. (
Francis Ronchini

Swiss & Global Cup 2012DINGHY
Sailing with a stiff wind in the stern with a wooden dinghy is as fascinating as there is in sailing.(Mario Gorla)

dufour_t7DUFOUR T7.7
I would add the Dufour t7. 7 meters, movable dinghy, center cockpit and aft cabin(!) a myth for nautical camping, produced in a few hundred examples. Carriageable and beachable…(Roberto)

…The Finn and the Laser are missing…(Gerard Grooveman)

…What about the mythical Alpa?(Captain Buti Mainagioia).

mumm 30MUMM 30
…and the Mumm 30 and the Optimist…(Paul Canuti)

Guys but you have forgotten the mythical sciuscià Ceccarelli project still run quite a few of them today and also well cared for.(Cosimo Siragusa)

What about Genie of the Lamp? all the sailboats today are copies of this marvel launched in 1995, 20 years old and not showing it!(Wally)



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