A very robust, good performing cruising yacht. Great size, provides ample room for sleeping, cooking and general stowage, but easy to handle in busy marina berths around the Solent. Ideal for Channel crossings as well as coastal sailing. We have enjoyed many trips along the South coast, to the Solent and day-sailing from Brighton.
Her 1.53m bulb keel makes her ideal for exploring some of the shallower waters around the Solent. However, we found her to provide great stability, handling choppy waters well and feeling safe even in strong winds. Her rigging allows for a decent amount of control, without being too complex for the cruising sailer.
The CopperCoat anti-foul system performs well, with minimal marine growth on her underside and minimal annual maintenance. The Darglow feathering prop has made a noticeable difference to performance under sail as well as under motor.