One of them is docked across the alley in our resident marina. I looked her up and she looked every bit a fine sailing boat. You will love the protection from the house but make sure at least the center pane flips open if you are aiming at the tropics. The bulb sure will catch every trap and fishing
line BUT at least you will find it easy to grab them with a boathook and cut/remove.
Looking at her powering, she made very little wake (possibly a result of the bulb). Looked effortless.
I did not see that boat sailing. Given the figures, she should be a decent/good sailor.
I know another, smaller, Elvstrom boat and she is light, fast but (too) tender
. Build quality is fine but not overbuilt. I assume this one had been laid up thicker.
I would definitely keep the design on my list.