We are in the process of "Swapping" boats, for a few more feet. Our current
boat has a fin keel
. We thought we might want one a bit longer, but the boat we are working toward purchasing
is a fin keel
as well. The key to me is that both are very well built boats. When we had ours surveyed, The surveyor
commented on the size and number of keel bolts
saying "That is what I like to see". The next boat is even beefier in that regard. I think he said something like the Westerly having about 25% bigger diameter and 50% more bolts than many other (American built production) boats he surveyed.