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I have always wanted an Ovni as my next boat as it appears to bring most of the positive attributes of the TS in a keelboat.
This advert for a second hand Ovni popped up today in my feed. I think they have done a good job selling the dream, my kids want one now and I hope you enjoy it.

Watch "THE MOST VERSATILE YACHT IN THE WORLD - THIS OVNI 435 YACHT IS FOR SALE" on YouTube
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Yes, great boats, and as you see a bit of a gold brick, even for 20yr old boat.

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Nice boat, but a forty year old alloy boat gives me nightmares. I used to look after three, 10m long, 35 yr old alloy plate boats at work. They were all rehulled at least once. 6mm corrosion pits in 7mm plate is worrying stuff.

I have also been luking on the OVNI French forum for the last seven days with translation software. Lots of corrosion issues with dissimilar metals, lead ballast eating hull or being an anode in a marina.

I love the ONVI concept, but only after a big windfall and then onsell it after a few years. Now researching Adams 13m daggerboards.
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Interesting comments and makes me wonder whether there has ever been a perfectly built boat, given that there aren't really any perfect materials in a marine environment.
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Lots of foam core Adams were built, which have another set of fun potential issues. Also a canoe.

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I have spent many years of my life travelling around the world on war canoes. As long as your not travelling slow or stopped in a beam sea it's a nice efficient hull form.

PS this is good link to follow as an alternative to OVNI

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Yep, exactly. Plus fortunately you do actually stop.
There's alot of great designs out there..... sunbeams etc, some great euro shallow draft boats that we don't really see.

There's a roper 40 pilothouse drop keel which is great aus design, but only a couple made.

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"Used Alubat 345 for Sale | Yachts For Sale | Yachthub" https://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sa ... 345/271260

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Thanks for that. The same boat has been really badly advertised on Gumtree for several months for $150k.
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Haven't really fallen down the YouTube rabbit hole in some years, but check this thing go in light airs.

Don't get me wrong, Im a German Frers man all the way, and these new boats are ugly, but it works! Wonder what its like in a sea though.

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Mat, I enjoyed the Frenchman raising the kite single handed and watching the boat surge forward. I agree, not the best looking boat but it goes well.

I'm looking for an Adams 11.9 CB, with a good timber cabinetry fit out. Not an OVNI, but some of the same attributes.
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Lots of them were foam cored. Lots raced and fittings fitted. Be wary.
Swore I'd never buy a cored boat, but have a balsa (above waterline) and deck in places. Probably not an issue as it's not got any peroration.

I'd probably be looking for a newer shoal draft. Eg catalina etc, not a 30, a beamy bum boat.

Issue comes as you trade off a proper boat with coastal cruiser and which way you lean.

If I'm living aboard, I want a pullman suite forward of mast.

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I understand the sentiments with an old cored boat and the potential for massive costs associated with wet core or broken down balsa.

However, if you want a boat that can get up and boogie then cored is lighter, stronger and will be faster due to less displacement all things being equal.

I have only ever had klegecell core mat (pvc foam) boats in the past.

Anyway, I'm looking and enjoying the journey towards a bigger boat, in no rush as the Elliott does most things really well. Also, I haven't come to the right balance yet between houseboat and sailing joy.
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Furstin wrote: Feb 23rd, '22, 14:27 Haven't really fallen down the YouTube rabbit hole in some years, but check this thing go in light airs.

Don't get me wrong, Im a German Frers man all the way, and these new boats are ugly, but it works! Wonder what its like in a sea though.

I looked at the JPK 1080 and 1180 plugs at Innovation Composites in Nowra on Monday. JPK Pacific boats are being built there. It would be interesting to see an assembled boat.
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Furstin wrote: Apr 12th, '22, 04:14 Out of prince range but:

https://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sa ... -54/275769
Yes, loverly. I like that Finot-Conq Naval Architects swing keel design, used on JFA, Pogos and now some of the Jeanneau. But my pockets aren't deep enough for any of them.
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3 rudders ? Is one just for motoring or do they always work in sync.
That little hide away spray-free area is cute but really eats into cockpit space.
Nice boat though, price and age parameters set well outside my searches. :cry:
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Yeah its an interesting boat, and probably very expensive to build.
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The Nissen has been sold pre auction. A very nice yacht, residual centre rudder for maneuvering under power.
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