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In Topic: Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

Today, 02:34 AM

Perhaps they were trying for a sad puppy dog look?



Apparently Tim Burton is a part time NA.  character03%20-%20zero.png

In Topic: Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

Today, 02:21 AM


Ladies and gentlemen of the Society, I present a new membership candidate.


Dutch, aluminium, very expensive and no doubt built to the finest standards of engineering and craftsmanship ... but nonetheless as ugly as a thing carved out of the ugly stick, cursed by the ugly witch, plagued by boils, and possessed by the demons of ugliness.


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It's the Atlantic 40, "handbuilt in the Netherlands".


An alternative explanation for its looks is that someone sliced off the top of the cockpit of a De Haviland Comet, and glued it in top of the coachroof of an unremarkably moderate contemporary cruising boat.  But that's a little implausible, so I'll follow Occam's Razor and stick with the story of witches and demons.

It gets worse from the blunt end.


The marketing spin translates well into English too. 


Huh.  As soon as you sail past it, the wheel magically disappears.

In Topic: Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

24 November 2015 - 11:58 PM

The designer's thoughts:  http://digitaleditio.../0/article.html


Fred does like to buck convention while hewing close to tradition...  thus creating boats that work when they work and really don't when they don't.

In Topic: Ugly dodger collection

24 November 2015 - 05:55 PM

Thought about submitting this one to the Society but it's really an attractive boat with an ugly... something.



the house i kinda like, but the right angled sandbox-cover looking "cockpit" looks amateur as hell.

In Topic: Best/Worst states for boat purchase and ownership?

22 November 2015 - 08:11 PM

The worst state to buy a boat is probably one of drunken optimism.

...in Nebraska.