We have owned, lived aboard and travelled on our 1975 mk1 Cavalier for the last 3 years and have felt very fortunate to have this boat choose us. Perfect for a couple cruising and ok for shorter trips with four. Have had no signs of osmosis
, I haven't had to make any holes through the hull above the waterline except replacing the exhaust
in the transom which is inch thick solid hand laid glass. The window size is fine for offshore
ours are saftey glass and passed NZ Cat 1 survey about a year ago. Overall a very strong and quality built boat. The layout of the Van de stadt sounds like it may suit you better? Every boats an individual, take into account the gear
, upgrades and equipment
fitted to each and whats going to best suit your needs. I personally wouldn't own a steel yacht after seeing friends chasing rust but im sure if its a tidy well maintained boat it should be fine...