Thanks Therapy, I now know that there are not only dreamboats, there are 'nightmare boats'. In addition to all of the valid points made above, I noted the following:
1. Not only is she sitting down at the stern, she has a definite list to port in the photo where she is tied up to the dock
2. The advertised bridgedeck clearance figure is a joke - from the same photo, it appears to be about 12 inches (or less) aft.
3. Not only are the anchor
rollers mounted offline from the anchor storage
?), they are mounted below the height of the deck
. They would serve absolutely no purpose.
4. Its not just the interior
table that is 'interesting' and impractical in design, the s-shaped settee that fronts it looks like something from a 'house of mirrors'.
5. The lack of a seagull, or dolphin striker is not necessarily a problem with a solid foredeck, but I would certainly want lifelines
forward (and an inspection
of the strength of the deck at the forward chainplate - ie, is there a structural crossbeam?).
6. The aft surround steps are not only unusual (and in my eyes hideous), they are also virtually useless to the extent that there is insufficient pitch
or slope to actually use them as steps.
And if all of these patent defects are obvious from a cursory inspection
of photos, just imagine all of the latent defects! What is more, considering the pedigree (no naval architect listed and numerous obviously unsound design and construction features), I wouldn't even consider her suitable for near-shore cruising. As an ugly and impractical houseboat to leave tied up to a dock
- well, maybe.