I think many of you have the wrong idea about the Dashew boats. We sail a Sundeer 64 and it's wonderful and if you can find one it'll cost you half the price
of a new 50' Oyster
, Swan etc. or less and you out-sail them so bad (incl. the 65 footers of those) that it's just awesome!
But if you want in-mast furling
, 30 layers of varnish
on the salon
table etc. you better look elsewhere. It's just a choice of where to put the money
when you design a boat.
For 200 nm days you just do the math: 200/24 means you need to average 8.5 knots. In trade wind
conditions this is easily done when your hull speed
is 12 knots -and- you can do sustained planing above that. Dashew did a 384 nm day on Beowulf if I'm not mistaken. Divide that by 24... ;-)
The original Sundeer is in Cartagena
, moored at club de Pesca and for sale
. This is your chance ;-)