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OK, Hobie, B14, A Class, 505.
RS500 wins the fugly award. Closely folllowed by the Supernova.
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I'd say the fifteen is a 'dinghy-with-a-keel' so can be included, I don't think the GP14 is 'plug ugly' but there are a few which are IMHO but even those have their own peculiar charm.....

WRT to the thread title, A Class certainly are, I agree about the 'nova but the 500 is meh at worst......



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It so depends on what you are used to.
I thought the Bistro design Cherub in its original form was a very pretty boat, but its probably too stark for most people.



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Jim, you are right. Looks stunning.
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Sorry Jim spoilt by the porta potty on the foredeck. I know it was needed but we are only talking looks here.
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Depends on what you like... some of the wooden Scorpions are absolute works of art and the lines are pleasing as well.

As for the modern breed.... well the D-Zero obviously and the Punk. Can't beat a Bonezzi Contender either...

Beauty is in the eye of the sailor though. I mean who could love a pink Solo..... 
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If we're going to include the A Class then there's one other boat that also has to come into play, IMHO;




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Originally posted by JimC

It so depends on what you are used to.
I thought the Bistro design Cherub in its original form was a very pretty boat, but its probably too stark for most people.



I can remember seeing my first Cherub back around 1994-5 and thinking it was the coolest boat I'd ever seen.

Certainly the classic lines of Contenders/FD etc are good, but there's something compelling about the clean, almost brutal lines of modern 14s or DCs
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