Originally Posted by simonpickard
I like the look of the Oceanis
37. Seems like a lot of boat for it's 37' size.
The two cabin
looks good for couples also, I've found it hard to find a good sized bed
on boats this size.
Anyhow... The CE rating for this boat is as follows..
I was wondering if anyone could tell me what this means please?
Would this boat, fitted out of course, be safe to sail around the world for example?
Category A with upto 8 people , cat B with upto to 9 etc.
A cat A boat meets the minimum required under the EU recreational craft directive for sustained use off shore. , but it's not a definitive mark of seaworthiness, far from it, nor was it intended to be so.
Most boats sailed conservatively with adequate equipment
and some modifications can be safety
sailed around the world, including this one.
, in my experience make boats that are more then sufficient for this task, provided one understands what one is sailing in and it's limitations. You may need more tankage and an upgraded electrical system
and maybe a bigger sail wardrobe. But the basic hull
is up for it.