Originally Posted by Moonfish
Welcome aboard! Older designs that spring to mind from your region of the world are the Romsdal and Malahide long-range cruisers. Fine looking vessels as well!
Yes the Malahide boats are well respected but i confess to prefering a more modern design, especially when it comes to interiors.
Currently the boats I'm considering are Helmsman, Nordhavn (though I think these are too tall for the Great Loop), Selene, Elling and a handful of dutch alumium models. Defever is also on the list.