I have just bought a cutter
rigged 39' aluminium sloop
, a feltz skorpion IIa, german built and designed, a sort of centre cockpit
, but positioned almost as a aft cockpit
, with a large aft double cabin.
As the motor
is in the keel
it has the option of three double cabins, the third cabin is aft of the nav area, on the starboard side and can be built over the engine
, in mine, it is only a single
crew bed and not built over the engine
But 3 sleeping cabins, in a 39' sloop
is great, the saloon
is big as well.
It has great open, curved deck
space, good galley
, good tankage, all in the keel
and the design seems to be very good, for me anyway?
well to windward and will point at 45 dgrees apparent wind
and do 5 knots in 9knots of wind
, she will point higher, but slows down.
I spend 99% of the time at anchor
, living in her, so the comfort of the design for livavbility was very important, I dont race
Cheers from Keith.