42 foot cutter rigged performance cruiser.. tall mast
at 68 feet and deep fin keel
forsail is roller furled, staysail is hanked on, and main is full batton with 3 reef points, (we are using check stays)
At 42 feet, she's easy to handle for myself or my wife, gives us a fast passage
with the ability to shorten the sails if the boat becomes overpowered..
I think you'll find many boats cruising that are rigged the same and about the same size.. A 42 is a good size for comfort and speed, and a cutter is a great combo and easy to handle..